Stoke City, USA's Geoff Cameron has red card vs. West Brom rescinded
Stoke City and U.S. men's national team midfielder/defender Geoff Cameron has had his red card rescinded and is available to play in the Potters' League Cup semifinal first leg vs. Liverpool on Tuesday, the club announced.
Cameron was sent off for appearing to hit West Brom's Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck in a 2-1 loss on Saturday. The red card came in the 83rd minute, two minutes after Stoke tied the game, and the 10-man club went behind in stoppage time on a Jonny Evans goal.
Had the red card and subsequent suspension stood, Cameron would have had to endure a three-game ban.
"An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Stoke City player for violent conduct during the game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday," the FA wrote in its statement.
Cameron will be eligible for selection against Liverpool in the home leg of the cup semifinal. Everton and Manchester City kick off their semifinal with the first leg on Wednesday.