Dairon Asprilla, walking off the field after his Thanksgiving Day red card, will sit out Portland’s next match. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
The Independent Review Panel has denied the Portland Timbers’ appeal of the red card issued to forward Dairon Asprilla during stoppage time of their 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25.
As a result of Portland’s denied appeal, Asprilla is not eligible to play during Portland’s next match – the Western Conference final – against Real Salt Lake on Dec. 4.
Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the playoffs. Since this is Portland’s first unsuccessful appeal, the club has one unsuccessful appeal remaining for any future dismissals in the 2021.
The panel consists 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.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee found Asprilla guilty of failure to leave the field in a timely and orderly manner. Asprilla has been fined an undisclosed amount for his actions.