ATLANTA (July 13, 2021) — Major League Soccer today announced that The 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Association and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, has unanimously rescinded the one-match suspension and accompanying fine for the red card issued to Atlanta United FC’s Jake Mulraney in the 74th minute of Atlanta’s match against Nashville SC on Thursday, July 8.
Mulraney is now eligible to play in Atlanta United’s next match against New England Revolution (5:00 p.m., ESPN, Sports Raido 92-9 The Game) on Saturday, July 17.
Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Since Atlanta's appeal was successful, the club maintains its two unsuccessful appeals for any future red cards in the 2021 season.
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Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,548), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit: www.atlutd.com, and follow @ATLUTD.