Key Selection Choices for USA in World Cup Clash with Portugal

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Key Selection Choices for USA in World Cup Clash with Portugal
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Klinsmann will be hoping it's all smiles again after the Portugal match.

So this is why they give you a 23-man roster for perhaps only three games in which at maximum you will only use 14 men.

United States men's national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has 23 men on his roster for his team's upcoming match with Portugal on Sunday, but he is already down to 22 he can use.

Jozy Altidore has been ruled out of the Portugal match after straining his left hamstring against Ghana. But he is not the only dinged American after their win over the Black Stars.

Clint Dempsey broke his nose, and Matt Besler tweaked his right hamstring in the match. Besler had to come off, but Dempsey played the whole game. Both are expected to be available against Portugal.

Between these injury concerns and the stiffer challenge Portugal projects to present, Klinsmann has some difficult decisions to make with regard to his XI.

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