I wrote a story for today’s paper on the new rule regarding red cards in boys soccer this season. Teams that receive three violent conduct and/or abusive language red cards will be eliminated from postseason contention.
As of Tuesday, Gig Harbor and Wapato have two each and are on probation. Here’s a link to the rules about red card ejections.
When I spoke with Mike Colbrese, WIAA executive director, for this story he said the rule will be reviewed after the season. This is normal protocol. Colbrese mentioned that one possible consideration would be to give ejected players the opportunity to “buy back” their suspensions through a soccer education program.