Gringo Report: Acuña removed from América’s first team
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Club América removed forward Isaac Acuña from the first-team squad on Thursday because of what the club has termed indiscipline.
“The decision was taken by Michel Bauer, president of the team, and by coach Carlos Reinoso,” reported Televisa Deportes, whose parent company also owns the Mexico City superclub.
According to a report in El Universal, the decision stems from the 22-year-old Acuña arriving at training drunk along with with midfielder Renato González.
Acuña set up América’s last-minute equalizing goal — scored by González — against Tigres UANL last weekend with a fine cross after coming on as substitute. The Calexico, Calif., native has played a total of 24 minutes in América’s first team this Apertura 2011 season after returning from a sucessful loan spell with Querétaro.
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