The Beautiful Game

De los Cobos: Better to lose pretty than win ugly

Harrison, NJ

Chicago Fire coach Carlos de los Cobos has an interesting philosophy of soccer. It’s better to play pretty than to win.

The Fire put on a ball-possessing attacking show in their 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls at the regular season opening of the Red Bull Arena, but it’s only wins and losses that count in the standings.

“We’re disappointed in the result,” said de los Cobos. “But I was not disappointed in the players.”

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