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Incidents

Type of Incident:Sportsmanship — May be used if a team, player, coach, or spectator is involved.
Match Number:859
Date of Incident:2024-06-01
Time of Incident:10:00:00
Location of Incident:Cosumnes River College - NorCal - #5
Competition:2024 NorCal State Cup
Home Team:Elk Grove United SC B10
Visiting Team:SF United FC Juniors B10
Age Group and Gender:U14B
Team Affiliation of Individual Committing Incident:Elk Grove United SC B10
Incident Summary:Allegation that an Elk Grove United player was sent off in a State Cup semi-final. The referee failed to report the send-off. The player did not sit out a game and played in the State Cup final which Elk Grove United won.
Comments:The NorCal Handbook is clear that if a player is sent-off but not reported, the team/ club is responsible for sitting the player out for a game. That did not happen in this situation meaning Elk Grove United played an illegal player in the match. Elk Grove United is fined $500, the coach of the Elk Grove team, Jaime Sierra, is suspended from all NorCal competitions until December 20, 2024. The result of the game is declared a 3-0 forfeit in favor of San Francisco United.

On appeal, the coach suspension and fine were removed. The match stands as a forfeit.