CONCACAF denies Impact appeal; Bush to miss second leg of CCL final

CONCACAF denies Impact appeal; Bush to miss second leg of CCL final

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CONCACAF denies Impact appeal; Bush to miss second leg of CCL final

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By AARON CRANFORD

Evan Bush has led the Montreal Impact in goal since the beginning of the CONCACAF Champions League, but he will miss out on the final and most crucial game of the tournament.

The Impact announced Monday that their appeal to rescind their goalkeeper’s suspension for the second leg of the CCL final has been rejected by CONCACAF. Bush picked up an 89th-minute yellow card against Club America in the first leg of the CCL final for kicking a ball at CA defender Paul Aguilar, and since he was already sitting on a yellow card, the second forces him out of the final.

“We believe that the card was a bad decision by the referee, but CONCACAF rules state that you can’t appeal a referee decision on a yellow card unless it was given to the wrong player,” Impact technical director Adam Braz said. “We continue to look at all our options for Wednesday’s match.”

The second leg will kick off at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday (8 p.m., FOX Sports 2, UniMas).

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