Klinsmann to miss Gold Cup final

July 26, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- The regional disciplinary committee of soccer's world governing body announced Friday U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann would miss the Gold Cup final.

Klinsmann was ejected from the sideline during the Americans' 3-1 semifinal win over Honduras in Texas Wednesday, and it was determined Friday he would not be allowed to coach when his team meets Panama in the title game in Chicago Sunday.

The Gold Cup goes to the winner of the CONCACAF tournament and the United States will be the decisive favorite Sunday -- even without Klinsmann. The U.S. national team has won a record 10 matches in a row.

Klinsmann was ordered off the field after arguing the lack of a foul call against an American player. The statement issued by the disciplinary committee Friday said Klinsmann showed dissent towards the referee "by throwing the ball in a violent manner."

Panama reached the final with a 2-1 upset of Mexico. Panama defeated Mexico twice during the tournament.

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