Its World Cup time again, which to most Americans means absolutely nothing.
Yet today, there was some palpable excitement about the match between USA and England. Twitter was a abuzz with “fans” asking why the clock counts up instead of down, what the rules are, and how its called soccer and not football.
So with an increased level of attention from sports fans in the United States, you would think the two teams would try and put on a very exciting show to continue capturing our attention.
And wow, what a great game it was when the U.S. tied it up 1-1 before the first half. Even I began to think that maybe this game was exciting to watch.
Then the second half went by without either team scoring. And then the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
A once-every-four-years WORLD tournament doesn’t even have overtime?
Even NHL games suspend the idiotic overtime shoot-out rule to allow overtime periods in the playoffs. But not World Cup soccer!
And with a game that had Americans excited, no matter how briefly, we can’t even call out our England FC club fans by taunting them about losing to the U.S. team.
How do you like that tie, England? Wow, how lame.
Yeah, thanks for proving that soccer sucks.