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Chicago Fire midfielder Mo Adams’ red card rescinded upon appeal

May 26, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; An Orlando City fan chants while marching to Orlando City Stadium before the game against the Chicago Fire. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Fire are short of bench options at the moment, but won’t be missing Mo Adams for Wednesday’s game in Philadelphia after the Fire won a red card appeal.

The midfielder received a red card at Orlando on Saturday, but it was rescinded upon appeal.

Adams was sent off in the 89th minute of the Fire’s 2-1 win. On the play, Orlando City midfielder Sacha Kljestan took down Adams, who appeared to react.

After video review, Kljestan was given a yellow card and Adams’ red card stood. The Fire appealed the decision, which carried a mandatory one-game suspension, and won.

The appeal was judged by an independent panel, which unanimously rescinded the suspension and fine.

The Fire drafted Adams No. 10 overall this year. He has started the past seven matches in central midfield.

Watch a replay of the incident below:

 

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