The U.S. squares off against Algeria on Wednesday in their last match in group play. What do they need to do in order to advance to the single-elimination round of 16? Pretty simple: Win and they're in. Lose and go home. And a draw? World Cup scoring system being what it is, there are a myriad of possibilities, so we'll let Deadspin break down all the variables here and where the commenters, as usual, do not disappoint.
Uninspired: I like how every 4 years the U.S. World Cup squad inspires millions of American schoolchildren to play baseball.
Janetrenomanchild: Slovenia's leaving for Group F, anyways. Better conference for TV revenue.
BlylevenThedude: If the US draws, the US has to find Algeria and Slovenia on a map.
and our favorite:
Clintonportishead: There hasn't been this much fervor over a series of questionable draws since Muhammad Ali's last round of Pictionary.