Watch as MLS coach's TRANSLATOR is sent off for rowing with referee in San Jose Earthquakes' draw with Colorado Rapids

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES coach Matias Almeyda saw his TRANSLATOR given a red card for arguing during a heated MLS clash with Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Tempers began to fray throughout the game before reaching fever pitch midway through the second half.


With the game evenly-poised at 1-1, Argentine boss Almeyda rushed to confront officials with just 20 minutes to play.

Almeyda was shown a yellow card for his remonstrations.

But his translator Agustin Zalazar – who serves as head of coaching communications for the MLS side – was shown a RED for protesting too aggressively.

Zalazar was forced to spend the rest of the match in the stands.

As such, Almeyda was unable to properly communicate with his squad as they ultimately played out a 1-1 draw.

The result leaves San Jose down in 11th in the 13-team Western Conference – four points adrift of the play-off places.

It was also a frustrating evening for Colorado, though.

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The Rapids are chasing a spot in the final series, with Seattle Sounders currently top of the West.

However, dropping two points leaves them EIGHT points adrift of the Washington side, albeit with a game in hand.

Sitting fourth, they are well placed for a spot in the play-offs, as things stand.

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