Jurgen Klinsmann makes tough calls in choosing U.S. 30-man camp roster
Yahoo! Sports 84+ SHARES
Even with a month to go before the big kickoff in Brazil, United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has had to play psychologist in the face of raw human emotions.
Step one of that process was finalized on Monday when Klinsmann announced his preliminary roster of 30 players, after having spent much of the weekend telephoning and consoling those who just missed out.
"Making those phone calls was unpleasant," Klinsmann said in a conference call on Monday afternoon.
"It gives them a message they don't want to hear and you know it hurts the players.
"You try to make him understand it is very little things that moves a coach to this player or that player."