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August 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Should MLS teams get 0 points in the standings for a 0-0 tie?

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#MLS fans; should teams get 0 points for a 0-0 draw? 1 pt for a score draw but 0 pts for a 0-0?less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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For those that have spent any time around Sounders FC play-by-play Arlo White, a couple things are clear: Great guy. Great at what he does. Great soccer brain.

So when he throws out a talking point like the one above, I pay attention. (Heck, the man’s got over 10,000 Twitter followers!)

Here’s the thing. I’ve counted 0-0 scores 25 times this MLS season — the Sounders have three of ’em (at Chicago, at L.A., vs. Chivas USA). To White’s point, that’s way too many for a league that promotes parity. Maybe it’s a fluke, but maybe not. Maybe some teams and coaches need a little more motivation to go forward.

What do you think? Something worth exploring?

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