CONCACAF bans Klinsmann for Gold Cup final
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 24, 203, United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann gestures on the sideline during the second half against the Hondurals in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The USA won 3-1 to advance to the final against Panama on Sunday, July 28, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. soccer team will be missing a key figure for the Gold Cup final against Panama on Sunday: their coach.
Jurgen Klinsmann was suspended for one game Friday by CONCACAF's disciplinary committee, the result of his ejection in the 87th minute of a 3-1 victory over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday. Klinsmann was dismissed "for showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner," the disciplinary committee found, and said FIFA rules require anyone ejected from a match to be suspended for the following game.
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