US coach Jurgen Klinsmann suspended for Gold Cup final

Jul 5, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann prior to the game against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The United States men’s national team will be without head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for Sunday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final after CONCACAF’s disciplinary committee decided to hand down a one-game suspension following his tirade in the team’s semifinal victory over Honduras. Klinsmann was ejected in the 87th minute after arguing plenty of calls that he felt went against the United States.

According to the disciplinary committee, “FIFA’s rules call for anyone ejected from a match to be banned from the following game.”

Klinsmann apologized for his actions following the game, but the apology wasn’t enough to go against FIFA’s rules. He will now be absent from the team’s sideline as they prepare to take on Panama, who beat the United States’ biggest rival Mexico in the semifinals.

The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the United States and Panama will take place on Sunday, July 28 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

The United States is hoping to continue their impressive summer run as they gear up for the final run in World Cup qualifying later this summer and in to the fall.

Topics: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann, USA Soccer, USMNT

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