Independent Review Panel denies Revs' appeal of red card issued to DeJuan Jones

DeJuan Jones red card vs. Chicago (2021)

NEW YORK(Thursday, April 22, 2021) – 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 denied New England Revolution’s appeal of the red card issued to defender DeJuan Jones in the 92+ minute of New England’s match against Chicago Fire FC on April 17.

As a result of the denied appeal, Jones is not eligible to play in New England’s next regular season game on Saturday, April 24, against D.C. United as he serves a one-match suspension for the red card.

Each club is entitled to two unsuccessful appeals per season, including the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Since New England’s appeal was unsuccessful, the club has one unsuccessful appeal remaining for any future dismissals in the 2021 season.