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Gold Cup 2015 logo-vector-720x340Miami, FL – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that its Gold Cup Disciplinary Committee has levied fines and sanctions in cases involving the Panamanian national team, players from Panama and the United States, and the Head Coach of Mexico.

Following a thorough review of the official match report and video footage from the Gold Cup 2015 semifinal match disputed between Panama and Mexico, in Atlanta on Wednesday evening, the Panamanian Football Federation was fined an undisclosed amount for team misconduct both on and off the field.

Additionally, Panamanian player Jaime Penedo was suspended two matches for pushing the assistant referee following the conclusion of the match. The first game of the suspension will be served for Saturday’s Gold Cup 2015 third place match, and the second game for Panama’s next official senior national team game. Fellow Panamanian player Luis Tejada was also sanctioned with a two-match ban, one match for the red card received in the semifinal match and an additional match for failing to leave the field in a timely manner following the ejection.

The Gold Cup Disciplinary Committee also levied fines of undisclosed amounts on Mexican national team Head Coach Miguel Herrera and United States player Michael Bradley, for infractions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 Media Regulations for Participating Member Associations.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 concludes this weekend in Philadelphia, when the United States takes on Panama in the third-place match at PPL Park on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Grand Final Sunday evening at Lincoln Financial Field, featuring Jamaica and Mexico.

Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography.