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Juan Agudelo Jabs John Stertzer Following Hard Foul, Yellow Card

On Wednesday, the MLS Disciplinary Committee punished Real Salt Lake Midfielder John Stertzer for a challenge on Juan Agudelo. The Revolution forward fired back.

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Juan Agudelo has no sympathy for Real Salt Lake defender John Stertzer.

In the 10th minute of a 4-0 loss to the Revolution, Stertzer came in late and high on Agudelo, sending the forward to the turf in pain. At the time, Revolution color commentator Paul Mariner challenged the official's decision, calling for a straight red card; the MLS Disciplinary Committee agreed, suspended Stertzer for one game while fining him an undisclosed sum of money.

In Agudelo's mind, the punishment was worthy. Following Stertzer's suspension, Agudelo shared his thoughts on Twitter:

Juan Gudelo Tweet John Stertzer

According to Agudelo's comment, Stertzer's challenge could have ended the 22-year-old's season; his seemingly sarcastic #Yellowcard hashtag sheds light on the gravity of the foul in light of Ismail Elfath's decision to refrain from sending off the RSL midfielder.

Agudelo has since deleted his tweet, offering no response or further comment on the issue.

As the Revolution prepare for a rivalry match with the New York Red Bulls, supporters may rejoice over Agudelo's health--and good fortune. Immediately following Stertzer's harsh challenge, Agudelo's season appeared in flux. Thankfully, the Revolution forward will suit up for a crucial early-May matchup with Sacha Kljestan and the Red Bulls, when Agudelo will look to build on a strong one-goal, one-assist performance.