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Soccer should ban ties

Play to win

I remember hearing my 4-year-old granddaughter Katelyn celebrate her team’s “tie,” after the Pinky Pies lost 25-1 (that’s a guess).
A “tie” is OK in a 4-year-old’s mind.
But I’m positive there is no logical reason why any soccer game ends in a tie when a score is kept.
I’m sure the answer to why ties are allowed is because, “That’s the way it’s always been done.”
Teams should always play to win a soccer game, not play to “win a tie.”
When winners have to be determined, there are obviously no ties ...

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