The National Women’s Soccer League’s Independent Review Panel has retracted a red card issued to OL Reign goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi during the team’s July 11 match against Kansas City.
.@OLReign down to 10 as a red card is shown‼️#RGNvKC | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/MHI6IUSxF8— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) July 12, 2021
.@OLReign down to 10 as a red card is shown‼️#RGNvKC | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/MHI6IUSxF8
Officiating has dominated the NWSL conversation as of late, with Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames sounding off about missed calls in his post-game press conference on Sunday.
In this instance, OL Reign appealed the disciplinary action against Bouhaddi following Sunday’s match. After review, the Panel determined Bouhaddi hadn’t denied an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, granting OL Reign their appeal.