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Harrisburg City Islanders appeal Bobby Warshaw's red card

If the red card is repealed, the City Islanders FC captain will be available for Harrisburg’s trip to Rochester.

Bobby Warshaw (left) reacts to the referee's decision
Harrisburg City Islanders

On Monday night, Harrisburg City Islanders FC captain Bobby Warshaw received a red card in the 83rd minute for a dangerous play.

Warshaw attempted an overhead kick but missed the ball and connected with Orlando City B defender Keegan Smith’s face. Smith was addressed by medical staff but returned to the match.

Players who receive a red card are automatically suspended for the following USL league match. In Warshaw’s case, that means missing a key away match against the 2015 USL Champion Rochester Rhinos.

Brotherly Game has learned that Harrisburg has appealed the red card. In an email correspondence with the league, public relations manager Charlie Corr confirmed that the red card has been "appealed by the Harrisburg City Islanders and is under review by the USL Disciplinary Committee this week."

Corr said that the verdict would be available "later this week." A representative from the Harrisburg City Islanders clarified, saying they "[w]ill know about Bobby by tomorrow at the latest."

As it stands, Warshaw will be suspended for Saturday’s match in Rochester. Harrisburg’s captain has started every match for the City Islanders since returning to Pennsylvania from Scandinavia in the offseason.