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Miguel Herrera Says Toronto Cops Assaulted His Players At Halftime

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Club América coach Miguel Herrera claimed that Toronto police assaulted his players—goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín and defender Bruno Valdez, along with assistant coach Giber Becerra—during halftime of the team’s 3-1 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal loss to Toronto FC tonight. Toronto coach Greg Vanney disputed his claim.

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It’s difficult to tell exactly what happened from video of the incident, but it appears to show Marchesín initiating contact with a police officer with a scuffle ensuing:

Vanney said he had seen the incident and did not agree with Herrera’s claims:

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Also from Herrera today: before tonight’s loss, he said that MLS did not provide adequate competition for Mexican clubs. During the post-game press conference, he claimed that referees made his players change their underwear because they did not approve of the color:

Hmm.

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