We’ve all heard the complaints.
A tie is like kissing your sister.
A boring, INCONCLUSIVE style that practically encourages ties in soccer means it will never catch on in America.
A tie is literally worse than genocide.
If you can tie, well why not just call off the match and go straight to the handshake line? Dan Shaughnessy would be happy that hands are involved at least.
With a tie against Germany on Thursday, the USMNT would advance to the knockout rounds of the World Cup. A US win would do it too, and there’s a good chance we advance even with a loss, but a tie guarantees it. What’s more, Germany would be through in first place as long as they don’t lose. It’s a horrifying thought to most, that it would be in our advantage for both teams to take it easy and play for a scoreless draw, to collude in futility. It must be the influence of that fruity European coach.
Playing for a tie is everything we claim to hate about the sport.
Well, I have a different take on the matter.