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  • Frings to miss TFC's next CCL match (Updated)


    ccs-54-140264010281_thumb.jpgIt somehow eluded everyone, but apparently Torsten Frings will be forced to sit when Toronto FC hosts Pumas UNAM next week in a crucial CONCACAF Champions League match.

    Frings picked up a yellow card in stoppage time of TFC's 1-0 win over Tauro FC last Tuesday, and was also cautioned during the August 25th replay versus FC Dallas. As a result of the two yellow cards, Frings will be suspended when the resurgent Mexican side visits BMO Field on September 27th.


    Per the CONCACAF rulebook:

    6.29 Any player to accumulate two single yellow cards in two different matches in the CCL is suspended for the following game. Thereafter, each time a player accumulates two single yellow cards in two different matches, he will be suspended for the following game with the exception that single cautions will be eliminated at the end of the Group Stage and at the end of the Championship Round.

    The same rule kept the Toronto's German captain from the group stage opener in Panama, after he had accumulated two cautions in the preliminary series versus Real Esteli.

    3:49pm EDT UPDATE: Both Terry Dunfield and Mikael Yourassowsky are also suspended for the match against Pumas, as both players also picked up their second caution of the competition in the Tauro game.

    Photo: Chris Hazard / Hazard Gallery

    Rudi Schuller contributes Toronto FC and Canadian national team content to the 24th Minute. He is MLSsoccer.com's beat writer for all things concerning Canada's men's national teams, and has contributed to Goal.com and other soccer media. Follow Rudi on Twitter, @RudiSchuller.

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