To Tie Or Not To Tie

I am a soccer fan. I grew up playing the beautiful game. I know the rules. I love every nuance of the game. I find every aspect of the game exciting. Whether the score is-


I will enjoy watching.

The World Cup is the worlds greatest sporting event.


Well for one it is actually a “World Championship”….which means every country gets the opportunity to compete.


The sport is pretty much the most popular sport in the world….except for here in the USA.

The reason I hear most for its unpopularity is because it’s boring. A game can be played for 3 hours and no one scores….


If soccer is boring….what does that make golf?

America just doesn’t get it.

And that’s ok…

But to chastise a sport as boring because we as a nation suck at it is not being very globally conscious.

That’s just how I see it.

I’ve been hearing a lot of commentary about the USA’s next match at the cup against Germany…….

Which wouldn’t be as important a match if our national team wouldn’t have just completed the biggest choke job in World Cup history in there previous match against Potugal.

Here is my analysis.

They were up 2-1 and got scored on in the final seconds to end up with a tie. No other team in World Cup history had been scored on in the final seconds of a match….ever.


Because of that epic banana peel slip, they have to either win or tie Germany to advance to the knock out stage of the tournament.

Germany is one of the favorites to possibly win it all.

America has consistently been “in” the tournament since 1990.

Read that again…..that’s right, just “in” the tournament.

Yeah….we got this.

Just make sure they watch “Rudy” about a million times before they face the powerhouse that has won the World Cup 3 times.

Their best outcome comes from a win or a tie. That will advance them to the next round.

I have been listening to sports radio a lot…..and these guys…..there cup runneth over with whine.

That are pretty much begging Germany to rest their entire team in order to guarantee a tie so both teams will advance….

If both teams lay down, untie their boots and just prance around and play keep away for 3 hours then….both advance to the next round…no one loses…and chants of

“We are the World….we are the winless…so let’s stop and make a brighter day by just not trying!”


Who plays for a tie?

I mean….that’s pretty diplomatic of our sportscasters and all showing SOOO much confidence in our team but seriously?

I’m a stepfather and if I got a tie on Father’s Day….I wouldn’t have been happy.

And do you really think that the Germans want to be the team that gave the USA a hall pass to just waltz into the next round.

No….they are playing to win a World Cup…not trying to start a world coup.

Really….nobody likes a tie.

It’s like those bad Christmas sweaters.

It’s a joke that’s funny for everyone except the one who gets it.

The USA is the Christmas sweater in the world of soccer.

The only way the joke will end is to stop accepting the tie.

Just win.


6 thoughts on “To Tie Or Not To Tie

  1. I love soccer (Futbol), only after hockey. Where else can you find a faster paced sport? No breaks, and stop time is tacked on at the end. Goals can be the results of beautiful passes or ugly bounces…sorry, not boring.

    Team Germany will not be giving Team USA a pass in the form of a tie. Team USA should be chastising any sports media that suggests it. Shame!

    As far as well-fought ties go, I’m not against them. I still have mixed feelings toward breaking means such as shootouts.

    Go USA!

  2. This certainly wasn’t the worst choke in soccer history. Brazil 1950 is all you need to know about the biggest choke in WC history ever.

    Neither the US nor Germany will actually play for a tie, but both know a tie suits each other quite nicely. If it’s 1-1 at the 86th minute, both sides will likely ease up and just play out the clock until the ref blows the whistle.

    A tie is great, because it guarantees a spot in the Round of 16, but a win would be better.

    • Your history knowledge serves you well. That was an epic loss.

      A tie would serve both well. And a hard fought match that ends in a tie works for both, but I was raised to play to win. Especially in tournament matches.

      For the USA to be considered a threat of any kind in this cup….they need to win and advance with swagger not with at least we move on.

  3. Firstly, as a woman from the nation who invented football (it’s called fooball because you use your feet to move the ball around. It’s not soccer, or Futbol.) I really don’t think you need to worry about the USA’s performance this World Cup. They have performed better than England!

    On another note. I LOVE how you picked a rugby tie for your post. Rugby is a MUCH better game anyway.

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