Is the US vs Germany game fixed?

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tieRECIFE, BRAZIL – There’s nothing like the thrill of victory, or the agony of a tie. Who still ends a game with a tie anyway?

Since the Americans weren’t able to hold off Portugal’s last second goal Sunday, they’ll need at least a tie with Germany to advance to the World Cup Round of 16. But some wonder if the fix is in?

Speculation in the soccer world suggests U.S. coach Jürgen Klinsmann (who used to play for and coach Team Germany) might play “Let’s Make a Deal” with his friend, German coach Joachim Loew. Despite the World Cup’s and Germany’s history of rigging games no one can prove it. And it’s a great conspiracy theory especially since it benefits Team USA but Coach Klinsmann says no way.

“We’re gonna play this game to win it. We are not made for going to a game to go for a tie. That’s just not in our DNA,” says U.S. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann

So, as much as the last tie felt like a loss, if the U.S. can do it again this tie would feel like a win and send“the red, white and blue to the next round.  If that happens Americans will be dancing in the streets — sort of like Mexico fans celebrating in Los Angeles when their team kicked Croatia.

Yeah, we’ll put up with that sort of traffic jam on Thursday.