Just reading some USMNT articles to prepare for the game and I find THIS. And specifically I read:
The next morning, however, Klinsmann announced a starting 11 that, according to one source, left Bocanegra in “disbelief.” Bocanegra’s omission wasn’t the only surprise (starters Cameron and forward-turned-midfielder Eddie Johnson had been training with the reserves), but it was the most dramatic. The squad was unsettled.
“It was one of those things where Jurgen woke up the next day and wanted to try something we weren’t familiar with,” a player said. According to multiple sources, Klinsmann appealed to Bocanegra—now relegated to the bench—for his support during the pregame pep talk. It was described as an awkward, tone-deaf move that surprised several U.S. players and deeply hurt the long-time captain.
“He already broke Carlos’ heart,” another source said. “Why drive the knife in and twist it?
I cannot handle that. That breaks my heart. Also you might want to read the whole thing. Definitely interesting. Also kind of scary.