|Offsides caused this goal not to count.|
Having said that, I think the offside rule is dumb. The "football" purists are going to rip me for suggesting this, but until I hear a good argument otherwise I believe I have a reasonable case. I've done a little research on the interwebs, and to this point nothing has swayed me.
From my point of view offsides decreases scoring and allows defenders the opportunity to avoid covering the whole field. It also seems like play often gets clogged up because of it. Other sports are generally considered to be more entertaining and performed at a higher level when players "space the floor." Why would the same philosophy not apply to soccer?
And before you tear into this realize that I've phrased my points in the form of questions.