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Jurgen Klinsmann suspended vs. Panama

CONCACAF hands down a punishment after the U.S. coach erupted late in his team's semifinal game Wednesday.


Jurgen Klinsmann will be suspended during the United States' Gold Cup final against Panama on Sunday, CONCACAF announced late Friday.

Klinsmann was dismissed by referee Walter Quesada after having a blowup late during the USMNT's 3-1 semifinal win Wednesday against Honduras. As you can see, below, Klinsmann was not happy about a foul call against DaMarcus Beasley in the 87th minute of the game, and Quesada apparently did not like to be shown up in such a manner.

Although coaches are not sent off in the same manner players are, being ejected by the referee was enough to convince a CONCACAF committee that Klinsmann should not be allowed to coach in the game. Martin Vasquez will coach the U.S. team in his absence.

The Gold Cup final will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field. Panama beat Mexico, 2-1, to advance to the final.

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