Jul 24, 2013, 11:11 PM EST
ARLINGTON, Texas – A decision from the CONCACAF Gold Cup disciplinary committee will be forthcoming in 24-48 hours on Jurgen Klinsmann, who may have to miss Sunday’s Gold Cup final in Chicago. That’s according to Jurgen Mainka, chief CONCACAF media officer.
Klinsmann slammed a ball to the turf in the 87th minute as he became frustrated toward the end of Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinal at Cowboys Stadium. Costa Rican referee Walter Quesada immediately ordered the U.S. manager to leave.
In recent years referees have stopped actually showing red cards to coaches on the sideline. Rather, protocol says that referees simply instruct any sideline personnel to leave the field.
So it’s not like a red card in this way; official red card display would carry an automatic suspension.
If Klinsmann is suspended, he will likely be restricted to the stands or to the suite areas rather than the manager’s usual spot on the bench.
Klinsmann said he was not angry at anyone, just frustrated at the lack of protection for his players as the match became physical toward the end.
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