Should U.S. Play For Win Or Tie Against Germany?
Both Team USA and Germany can advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup if they tie Thursday’s match against one another. For either side — more notably, the U.S., because of its lesser goal differential — a loss could mean an exit. This set-up has led to speculation that the two sides will be an extremely conservative game to ensure a 0-0 result and advancement for both. So what should the Americans do? We break it down.