Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 7/27/13
After being sent off in the 87th minute of the United States’ 3-1 win over Honduras during the semifinal of the 2013 Gold Cup, American manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been banned from the final of the tournament by CONCACAF’s disciplinary committee. Klinsmann was ejected during the semifinal “for showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner” which if you watched the game is a pretty ridiculous ruling. The decision cannot be appealed, so the U.S. will enter the match without its head coach. U.S. captain DaMarcus Beasley didn’t agree with the decision but doesn’t think it will impact the team that much, since Klinsmann will make sure his squad has a clear-cut plan entering its match with Panama on Sunday. During the incident in question, Beasley pursued the ball near the sideline late in the match and was clearly taken down and hit or bumped several times in the process but the match official made no call. Beasley and Klinsmann protested the lack of a foul loudly to no avail. No cards were issued but Klinsmann was immediately ejected. Klinsmann did apologize for being sent off, saying he acted out of frustration. The U.S. is seeking its fifth Gold Cup title and will also be looking to extend its record 10-match winning streak. Klinsmann would obviously like to be on the sideline for the match but if the team wins a trophy I don’t think he’ll be too upset about the way things worked out. American forward Eddie Johnson had the following to say about Klinsmann and the opportunity the team has on Sunday: “This is what he lives and dies for. This is the opportunity that American soccer has been wanting, to have a coach with such experience, who’s played at the highest level and played on big teams and managed big players, to be in this position to help us get to where we’re trying to go in American soccer.”
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