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Chicago Fire FC Successfully Appeal Defender Francisco Calvo’s Suspension

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2020) – As a result of the Chicago Fire’s appeal, an Independent Review Panel, consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the one-game suspension and accompanying fine for the red card defender Francisco Calvo received in the 37th minute of Chicago’s match against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.

Calvo is now eligible to play in the Fire’s next regular season game against Nashville SC on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the MLS Cup Playoffs. Since Chicago’s appeal was successful, the club maintains its two unsuccessful appeals for any future red cards in the 2020 season.