Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Gold Cup disgrace
by Paul Kennedy, July 10th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[GOLD CUP] Chaos reigned at the Gold Cup Thursday night at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

In another blow to Mexico's reputation, the Tri had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Panama and had Coach Javier Aguirre ejected in a sideline incident with Panamanian Ricardo Phillips.

The former New England Revolution winger was one of three players red carded in a game that needed more than 10 minutes of stoppage time in the second half.

span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Update: Aguirre was suspended three matches for his actions. In addition, the Mexican Football Federation will be fined $25,000 for the behavior of its bench personnel, who engaged in "serious irresponsible behavior" against Phillips and others that precipitated an unruly reaction from the partisan crowd at Reliant Stadium.

The teams exchanged early goals as Giovani Dos Santos fed Miguel Sabah for Mexico's goal in the 10th minute and Blas Perez equalized in the 29th minute.

The first half ended on an ugly note when Panama's Armando Gun and Mexico's Miguel Luis Noriega were ejected following an altercation, but that was tame compared to the trouble at the end of the second half.

Aguirre appeared to stick out his leg as if to trip Phillips as the Panamanian went by the Mexico bench late in the game.

"It was an imprudent act on my part," Aguirre said. "I sincerely regret it. It was a product of passion. The Panamanian team deserves an apology as well."

Aguirre claimed he was simply trying to get the ball but he was red carded along with Phillips, who shoved the Mexico coach.

A barrage of beer cups and other objects were thrown on the field at Phillips as he left the field and later Mexican supporters tossed at an injured Perez.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Greg Maas    
"I'll tell you straightaway, it was a dream come true." -- Utah Valley men's coach Greg ...
Who laughs last after transfer deadline?    
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] As the transfer deadline came and went, hundreds of millions changed hands, players ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 25] FC Dallas held the top spot despite its unbeaten streak ending at 10 ...
Charlotte's playoff hopes dented with draw    
[USL PRO: Week 25] The Charlotte Eagles didn't do its playoff hopes any good as it ...
Defoe will stay at Toronto FC    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] So much for those stories of Jermain Defoe leaving Toronto FC. Monday's transfer deadline ...
A 'no-look' finish from Brazilian in Bundesliga    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino had a splendid first touch to settle a chipped through ...
What They're Saying: Javier Hernandez    
"To wear this jersey is a dream come true for any player in the world. Everyone ...
HSV's Beiersdorfer: Green and Holtby are 'great players'    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green is officially a member of German Bundesliga club Hamburg, completing the move ...
Five MLS players are called up    
[CENTRAL AMERICAN CUP] Thirteen players based in U.S. leagues -- five in MLS, six in the ...
Three big storylines to follow in Czech Republic-USA    
[CZECH REPUBLIC-USA] Jurgen Klinsmann will send out the youngest team of his tenure as U.S. national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives