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Klinsmann to trim U.S. roster, talk about choices today

Italy v USA - International Friendly

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 29: USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks on prior to the international friendly match between Italy and USA at Luigi Ferraris Stadium on February 29, 2012 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

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We are barely through digesting and discussing Jurgen Klinsmann’s 27-man selection – and now we have something new and improved to discuss.

It’s Klinsmann’s 23-man selection.

The U.S. national team boss told us all along it would happen this way.

He had always planned for a 27-29 man camp, which would be culled to a 23-man “roster” for the his five-game stretch, which he is treating and asking players to manage as a five-game tournament.

The “roster,” such that it is, will be written in pencil, not pen. So an injured player can be replaced without going through some official process. A switch-out is just a Klinsmann phone call away.

Otherwise, we can expect Klinsmann to stick with his 23 choices.

The coach will speak on these choices during a national media teleconference today at 2 p.m. ET.

We’ll speak on the “cuts” afterward.