Former Germany forward and FIFA World Cup™-winner Klinsmann was sent off in the 87th minute of the USA's 3-1 semi-final triumph over Honduras on Wednesday for an outburst over a tackle on DaMarcus Beasley.
CONCACAF said yesterday that it had reviewed the incident and suspended Klinsmann for one match. A statement from the governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean noted that Klinsmann showed "dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner" in the incident.
"His suspension will be served in the USA's next match, which is scheduled to take place on July 28, 2013, at the Gold Cup final in Chicago," the statement said. "This decision cannot be appealed."
The Americans are seeking their fifth title in the regional championship, after previously taking the crown in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007. It will be the fifth final in a row for the Americans, who beat Panama on penalty kicks in 2005 and Mexico in 2007 only to lose to Mexico in 2009 and 2011.