Fire Extinguished by Revolution
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#1 Oct 31, 2006
Grant it your article was well-written, but you missed the real story. According to how the MLS carried out the aggregate scoring system, the Fire got hosed out of the MLS Playyoffs.
Look it up! It's called the "away goal rule," and it applied in this game. When two teams are tied in aggregate scoring after 120 minutes, the first tiebreaking factor (before overtime) is who scored more goals on the road (with the Fire having an advantage of 1-0 in this series); therefore the Fire should have advanced on the "away goal rule." In fact, an overtime period was not even needed, the Fire had an edge of 1-0 on away goal, GAME OVER! Unfortunetely, the MLS gets to make their rules up as they go a long; therefore the Fire Got Hosed.
I'd love to see a follow up ariticle on the USA being behind on official FIFA rules and how it may effect how soccer here is perceived around the world.
How about it!
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