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Soccer question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by greenlantern, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    So I just took a youth soccer score where the two teams were tied 0-0 and on team won 3-2 on penalty kicks. What is the proper way to write that final score for the agate page?
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Manchester United 0, Arsenal 0; Manchester United wins 3-2 on PKs
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    penalty kick shootout in youth soccer? Why?
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Good question.
  5. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Championship game of some tournament
  6. What he said. And not a bad coup, getting Man U and Arsenal to play in your youth tournament. :D
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Technically, I think, Man U. didn't win on PKs. The game goes in the books as a tie. ManU wins PK shootout 3-2

    I could be wrong.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    No ties, but a draw?
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    From my experience with tournaments of this kind, both in high school and club soccer, the team that wins does get to add the win to their regular season total, if that applies.

    The team that loses the shootout counts it as a tie. Hence I've seen an undefeated high school team enter a holiday tournament undefeated, and leave the same way because they lost in a shootout in the final.
  10. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    That's not the case in my state. Teams here play shootouts in district games, because that determines qualification and seeding for the playoffs, so there has to be a winner and a loser. In non-district games, including regular-season tournaments, it's up to a coaches' agreement before the game as to whether they play until there is a winner or simply accept a draw after regulation.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You see here we play three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a loss, and determine seedings that way. Had a team go undefeated, three wins, four draws, no losses, and it got the fourth seed in the district.

    No regular season shootouts unless it's in a tournament.
  12. In Texas, districts decide how they will break ties in regular-season district matches: let it stand as a tie, overtime and a shootout (if necessary), or straight to shootout. (FYI, it's the 35-yard shootout play that the MLS used to use, not PKs.) And it counts as a win or a loss.

    Regular-season non-district matches that end in ties get counted as ties -- unless it's for advancement in a tournament. Then it's according to the tournament's rules.
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