US coach Klinsmann suspended for Gold Cup final


CHICAGO — The U.S. soccer team will be missing a key figure for the Gold Cup final against Panama today: their coach.

Jurgen Klinsmann was suspended for one game 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.

The decision cannot be appealed.


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