U.S. coach Klinsmann suspended from Gold Cup Final

Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:39am EDT

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann coaches his team against Guatemala during their friendly soccer match in San Diego, California July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann coaches his team against Guatemala during their friendly soccer match in San Diego, California July 5, 2013.

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(Reuters) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been suspended for the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for showing dissent on the sideline following his side's 3-1 semi-final victory over Honduras.

The suspension was announced on Friday by the CONCACAF disciplinary committee after it reviewed a report from the referee of the match on Wednesday.

Klinsmann, who had been unhappy with a series of what he perceived as non-calls and hard tackles against his team, was asked to leave the technical area after "showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner".

The U.S. will seek its fifth Gold Cup title when it faces Panama on July 28 in Chicago.

The decision can not be appealed, CONCACAF said.

(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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