Ricardo Salazar's response on the red card to Joaquin Velasquez

17 March 4:02 pm

Ricardo Salazar's response on the red card to Joaquin Velasquez

By Adam Serrano

At the request of The Home Depot Center pool reporter, referee Ricardo Salazar issued a response for his decision to award a straight red card to Chivas USA defender Joaquin Velasquez for a foul on LA Galaxy midfielder Colin Clark in the 40th minute of Sunday's SuperClasico. 

The referee awarded four yellow cards (three to LA and one to Chivas) and called 30 fouls (22 for Civas and eight for the Galaxy). 

Salazar's statement is below...

"On the foul committed by Joaquin Velazquez, was deemed by the referee as serious foul play; therefore the referee showed him the red card and sent him off."