Dempsey awaits fate after ripping up ref’s book


LOS ANGELES: Clint Dempsey’s bout of ref rage could see the USA captain miss the Gold Cup, if US Soccer determine his ripping up of a referee’s notebook warrants a three-month ban. Dempsey was sent off after snatching referee Daniel Radford’s notebook and tearing it up in extra time of his Seattle Sounders’ 3-1 loss to bitter regional rivals Portland in the fourth round of the US Open Cup on Tuesday. He had already received a yellow card for dissent, and lost his cool when team-mate Michael Azira was shown a red card for a challenge on the Timbers’ Gaston Fernandez in the 112th minute.



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