What is the purpose of sports if the players of a particular sport disgrace the sport and turn the sport into a mockery of macabre theater? Getting injured in games is a sad part of sport. No one wants to see injuries, and when we do, we pause. We hope the player is okay; we make sure the injured player gets medical attention immediately. In soccer, where the clock runs continuously and there is added injury time, injuries directly influence the length of the game. Today, Brazil tried to manipulate the rules and destroy the honor and integrity of the sport when Erika of Brazil faked an injury, wasted over four minutes of game time (not to mention the time of millions of viewers), and then hopped up moments later and sprinted, showing us that she was not injured in the first place. Some people believe the player got her due when given a yellow card. But what force does a yellow card have with moments left in a game? Very little. The only way FIFA can appropriately respond to injury faking in order to milk a clock is to force all injured players off the field. Once off the field, they are not allowed to return for at least five minutes. Substitutes are allowed immediately (if the player really is injured). Most importantly, FIFA needs to have an injury clock. This would be an official clock that would start whenever play is suspended for an injury. But to prevent injuries from being faked, double the amount of time taken off the clock for an injury would be added to injury time. Cheating should never be allowed to benefit a team. Even though America prevailed today, Brazil benefited from cheating the clock. America very well may not have scored a goal as a result of Brazil's fake injury wasting the clock (4+ minutes wasted by the fake injury while less than 3 minutes of added time were given).