Pulisic scored the only goal in the Americans’ 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday that allowed the team to advance out of group play. But he was injured on the play when he collided with Iran’s goalkeeper and was taken to a hospital at halftime.
Pulisic followed the game on a mobile phone while he was being examined for what was eventually diagnosed as a pelvic bruise.
He was cleared to play after Friday night’s training session. A win Saturday would send the U.S. to the World Cup quarterfinals for just the second time in the tournament’s modern era.