US coach Klinsmann suspended from Gold Cup Final

Reuters, Saturday 27 Jul 2013

CONCACAF suspend United States coach for showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner

Jurgen Klinsmann
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 (Photo: AP)

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been suspended for the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for showing dissent on the sideline following his side's 3-1 semi-final victory over Honduras.

The suspension was announced on Friday by the CONCACAF disciplinary committee after it reviewed a report from the referee of the match on Wednesday.

Klinsmann, who had been unhappy with a series of what he perceived as non-calls and hard tackles against his team, was asked to leave the technical area after "showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner".

The U.S. will seek its fifth Gold Cup title when it faces Panama on July 28 in Chicago.

The decision can not be appealed, CONCACAF said.

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