If you can’t beat them, splitting a dead-even tie works just as well, right?
Wrong. Well, at least in any other sport that’d be the case.
Yet, when the United States and England squared off in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Friday and ended in a scoreless tie, you’d think — without having watched — that the U.S. squad delivered a must-watch showing to follow up Thursday’s Thanksgiving festivities and the trio of NFL games played.
Again, you’d think so.
“STILL UNBEATEN,” FOX Soccer tweeted following the contest. “The (U.S. Men’s National Team) remains unbeaten vs England in the FIFA World Cup and can now clinch a spot in the Round of 16 with a win vs Iran.”
Evident with the perplexing postgame reception, this once again proves that the U.S. doesn’t understand soccer.
Playing devil’s advocate, perhaps the uneventful competition between both teams spoke greater volumes about England, who entered the contest as the favored squad with +500 odds opposed to the U.S. team’s +100 odds, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Nevertheless, while frustrating England for their underwhelming showing could serve as — at most — a moral victory in the books, remaining undefeated with nothing to show for except a couple of ties is laughable as opposed to a call for celebration.
Next up, the red, white and blue face off against Iran on Tuesday with game time scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.