Following today's 2-2 draw with Slovenia, the prospects of the United States Men's National Team advancing past group play in the 2010 World Cup were unclear. Well, our friendly allies across the pond have made things a little more cleared. England was unable to win yet again. This time, they tied Algeria 0-0. That means that the United States controls its own destiny when they take their turn against the Algerians on Wednesday.

Assuming the United States can pull off a win, they will advance to the round of 16, no matter what the result of the England-Slovenia match. If the Americans lose, they're out with another disappointing performance on the sport's biggest stage. The USMNT can tie and still be eliminated with a win by the English, but there are some tiebreaker scenarios where things can get messy. Deadspin breaks down all the tiebreakers assuming the Americans and English both tie on Wednesday (totally possible). It could come down to total goals scored in group play (US currently up 2 on England), or even to FIFA drawing lots. No golden goal, no shootout, but picking stones from a bag.