Red Bull's Kljestan To Miss 2018 MLS Regular Season Game
Major League Soccer's Independent Review Panel, the ruling body for player appeals, denied the appeal for the red card issued to New York's Sacha Kljestan during the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal in Toronto on November 5. The panel also denied Toronto FC's appeal of Jozy Altidore's red card from the same match.
New York won the match, 1-0, but lost the series on the away goals tiebreaker after a 2-2 aggregate draw.
The Independent Panel consists of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association and one representative from the Professional Referees Organization (PRO).
The Red Bull midfielder will be missing from the New York lineup in the 2018 MLS season in the first game in which Kljestan would otherwise be able to play.
Altidore will have to sit out Toronto's next game against the Columbus Crew in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference