Comment and Analysis
Roger East gave the defender his marching orders instead of John O'Shea, the player who actually brought down Radamel Falcao in the box.
Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino paid the price for fielding weakened sides on Thursday, but UCL qualification is just as accessible via the Europa League.
The defender doesn't have the star power of others in Southern California, but his manager says he's one of the best in the business.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper is competing for the Colorado Rapids' starting job after being unseated as the Philadelphia Union's No. 1.