God's plan is for us to have free will. Since God knows the future but we don't, all of our choices are based on free will. God already knows the whole movie but we do not.
There are two colossal problems with that, even assuming that your supposition holds.
Firstly, it does not absolve your god of any responsibility for what people choose. I'm not going to argue determinism here, but in general terms, any decision-point we reach is the result of prior decisions, made by us, by others, by thousands and millions of people before we were ever born. Our upbringing, our environment, our history, ALL will influence how much "free will" we can exercise at any given moment.
Example: a wallet is found on the ground, with $20 in it. In the first example, it is found by a very rich man, brought up in a loving home, taught to be charitable. In the second example, it is found by a homeless person who has not eaten for three days, who comes from a broken and abusive home. I doubt you would make any claim that those two people have exactly the same ability to make the "right" decision.
And so it is for everything. The choices available
to us, and the range of options we can display, can all be traced back through history to whatever the starting conditions are - in this case, a no-win situation set up by this god. A TRUE god could have looked forwards through potential history, seen all the possible outcomes and ripple effects, and adjusted his intended initial conditions to allow for the best possible outcomes.
So you are either saying that this is the best possible world there could ever be (in which case heaven is a fantasy that can never exist), or that your god deliberately engineered this world to ensure that there was more evil in it than necessary. Which are you suggesting?
? If your god knows everything, KNEW everything from the very dawn of creation, then what point is there in actually playing it all through? A TRULY loving god would simply envisage it all in his mind, then create into heaven ONLY those souls who "made it" in his imagination. Sinners would never exist - never NEED to exist. No need for hell, no punishment, no need for any person to ever experience anything negative at all.
To use your sports analogy: if you know the result of a game, what NEED is there for the game to have happened in the first place? Aside from the thrill of watching the outcome (and what thrill is there anyway, if you know exactly what happened before you watch the game?), if the results and all the outcomes can be "predicted" with no margin forever, then (in effect) the players could walk out on the pitch, the referee starts the game.....then immediately stops it, and tells the players the score.
Your "god" thought to itself: "hmmm....if I create Eden like this
, and mankind like that
, then in six thousands years this
man will be saved, that
man will be damned". He then decided to create Eden exactly the way he originally planned, KNOWING that billions would end up damned, when he COULD (like I said) simply have imagined the whole thing and created ONLY those souls that ended in heaven.
He didn't. He chose the option that would include real suffering and torment. There is no love shown there at all, from the basis that you are using.