CONCACAF suspends Klinsmann for Gold Cup final

CONCACAF suspends Klinsmann for Gold Cup final

U.S. Men's National Team

CONCACAF suspends Klinsmann for Gold Cup final

Juergen Klinsmann

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men’s National Team will be without their head coach in Sunday’s Gold Cup final.

CONCACAF’s Disciplinary Committee made public their decision to suspend Jurgen Klinsmann for one match due to what the Committee called “showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner.” The action occurred in the Gold Cup semifinal match against Honduras, which saw Klinsmann sent off by the referee for the incident. The suspension may not be appealed.

Former Chivas USA head coach and current USMNT assistant coach Martin Vasquez is the likely member of the coaching staff to take control of the team in Klinsmann’s absence. The U.S. plays in their fifth straight Gold Cup final on Sunday against Panama from Soldier Field in Chicago.

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