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Soccer scoring question ....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rhody31, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Game ties after regulation and after two overtimes. They go to PKs. Team A makes 3 PKs, team B makes 1.
    What's the final score? 1-0? Or 3-1?
    Couldn't find anything in the AP book
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Add one goal to the winning team, making it 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 etc.
  3. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    That is incorrect.

    The final score is a tie, XXXX team advances on penalty kicks.

    When a soccer game goes to a tiebreaker, there is no loser.
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Technically yes, but if you have to have a score head or line score on a box, as most do, putting that underneath it as you would in European soccer scores doesn't work.

    It's the one concession I'll make to prep and college soccer over here, for simplicities sake.
  5. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Blue 0, Yellow 0, Blue wins on PK 4-3.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Fine, fine, do it that way. I'm not going to object.
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I usually go with the:
    Blue 0, Yellow 0
    (Blue wins 4-3 in PKs)

    and in the story, Blue won in penalty kicks to settle a scoreless draw.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    My point is, our state association, and a lot of others, go with 1-0 (3-1 PK) as the official score when brackets are drawn up for state tournaments.

    While it is incorrect according the the rules I was brought up with, I want to be consistent with the scores people will see when they're going to check the brackets.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Why worry about being consistent with the State Assocoation? Be consistent in how it appears in your paper.

    Had one today. Our style is:

    *Team A 1,
    Team B 1
    scoring etc.
    *Team A won on penalty kicks, 12-11

    (Yes, 12-11 was the PK score!)
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Which is getting to the chicken/egg. I don't know who did it that way first, but we both do, and have since I arrived here.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Were the keepers in goal during the penalty kicks?
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Don't know Mike, we did not staff it
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