Bob Bradley will be hoping his resilient side can gain the victory that will secure them a place in the last 16.
The USA will be forced into a change, with forward Robbie Findley suspended for picking up two bookings. Clint Dempsey could play in an advanced role, as he did in the second half against Slovenia, with Benny Feilhaber coming into midfield.
Jose Torres, who was substituted at half time of that game, is expected to be dropped in favour of Ricardo Clark or Maurice Edu.
Algeria’s first-choice goalkeeper, Faouzi Chaouchi, has recovered from a knee injury, but Rais M’Bolhi may keep his place after playing his part in the nation’s first clean sheet in a World Cup finals. Forward Abdelkader Ghezzal is available after serving a one-match ban. (BBC Sport)
Both sides have it all to play for in this Pretoria fixture as victory for either nation will secure a berth in the knock out stages. Bob Bradley’s United States side have shown great character to battle back from goals down in their first two games and will hope that they can edge past an Algerian side still yet to score in this competition.
Highlights of previous World Cup group games these two have taken part in.
Slovenia 2-2 United States
England 0-0 Algeria