Read the article, but pay attention to the points format. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mexican-clubs-break-away-fmf-164500870--sow.html A BS blog from John Jagou post goes more into detail here about the dynamics of the change and what will come of it. But the tie scoring system. What do you make of it? My take: 0-0 = 0 points to both teams Offers a great incentive for teams late in the game to not bunker down, give up, capitulate, but attack. At best they ramp up the intensity. At worst they become agonizing works of futility. 1-1 = 1 point to both teams Presents some changes from the past. Teams can be confident in the results of a tie, and at 1-1 will be assured some relief from getting 0 points. For the most part the game at 1-1 is the same as we've always witnessed. 2-2, 3-3 ... n-n = 2 points to both teams The most wildest change and could potentially be the most problematic. Why not fix the result so both teams get two points. In aggregate there are 4 points available here. Not 3 to the victor or 2 split between those in a stalemate. But 4, at 1 more than 3. Kind of reminds me of a prisoner's dilemma. You could go for the win at 3-2, but both will benefit from the 2-2. It's almost a win! It may provide for more excitement because goals are now a prized premium. Defenses may suffer while the attack may be emphasized.