Christian Pulisic has been cleared to play in the United States men's national team's World Cup round-of-16 match against the Netherlands on Saturday, US Soccer has confirmed.

Pulisic has been suffering from a pelvic contusion he got as he scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 defeat of Iran.

The US midfielder finished the half but eventually had to be substituted.

The confirmation Friday by the US federation comes after manager Gregg Berhalter said earlier in the day that the Chelsea star was on track to recover in time for the crucial matchup.

"We're going to see him on the training field today," Berhalter said at the Friday news conference. "What I think is it looks pretty good but we'll have to see him today on the pitch to get confirmation of that."

Pulisic told the assembled media Thursday that he would do everything in his power to play, but in an exclusive interview with ESPN's Sam Borden he hinted that he wouldn't be able to go the full 90 minutes.

"I'm going to do everything in my power, with this staff and medical team, to make sure that however long I can be out on that field, I'll be out there giving my 110 percent no matter what," he said.

"Because I owe it to this game, I owe it to this team, I owe it to the country back home. I'm going to do everything I can."