The best moment for me at the World Cup so far was that nail biting end when the USA scored in the last minute against Algeria. It was an incredible finale and was the most memorable one for me. Everybody is talking about it. That was a great moment and they are a great team. We found that out when they beat us in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup last year.
So I wasn’t surprised at all they finished top of the group. They are fit and strong and dangerous on the counter-attack. They have spirit too - they came from two goals down against Slovenia to get a draw and scored in injury time against Algeria to go through. The USA never give up. That’s why I believe they can go much further because they fight to the end and work so hard.”
At the same time, how pissed would you be if the US soccer team played a 4 OT game in the first round, only to show up to their next game absolutely exhausted to play a team that only played 90 minutes?
The overtimes only make sense when you absolutely have to have them. Like in a seven game series where both teams will be totally beat, or farther in the rounds when the players will just have to suffer.
This thing lasts a month. It seems like a pretty decent system to me.
Words of wisdom spicysammich. Ties only exist in the group stages because they can. Also, MLB All-Star games can absolutely end in a tie.