Matchday 6: KC Comes Calling
As expected, Racing Louisville got squashed on June 5. Not only were they outmatched, they endured a travel nightmare to even get here. Better days are surely ahead for them, but it wasn’t this day. Roses took the honors in our game, getting the exact score and both the Horan goal and assist. For the second week, 4-4-2 got the wild prediction bonus, this time for a tale of long legs and no pants.
Here is our table after the Louisville match:
After the long FIFA break, we’re back with a home game on June 20 at 1:00pm. The game will be shown on broadcast CBS. Kansas City makes their first visit to Portland in their new, very loud, colors. The only winless team in the league is likely to stay that way, but you never know…
How this works:
Add a comment to this post. As your first line, put your predicted result, for example 3-1 Thorns.
In the body of your comment, start with the goals and assists, like so:
Horan (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: Liz Ball, for old times sake.
Then reds, if any. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Diana Matheson, for a sliding tackle that takes out both Klingenberg and the assistant referee.
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: The Riveters make a new chant just for KC, “Graphics Design Is our Passion”.
· Correct score: 5 points
· Correct result (draw/win/loss): 3 points
· Each clean sheet: 2 points
· Each goal-scorer: 1 point
· Each FK/PK/assist/lack of assist: 1 point
· Goal/assist bonus: 1 point
· Player with the first yellow card of the match: 1 point
· Each player with a red card: 1 point (Cannot earn points for predicting 0 red cards)
· Most liked/most outrageously accurate prediction: 2 points
Some ground rules and explanations/clarifications (the fine print):
Comments must be posted before kickoff, but you can edit or amend an earlier prediction right up to the starting whistle.
Keep your scoreline predictions realistic. No crazy scores just to pad out your odds of getting goals and assists.
The goal/assist bonus is an additional point if you predict the correct scorer and assistant on the same goal, for example, you say Hubly scores from a Boureille assist and that is exactly what happens. P.S. if you say exactly that, and it happens, I will hunt you down and buy you a beer!
Be clear whether you think a goal will be unassisted, assisted, or from a PK/FK. Unassisted = no assist, run of play; Assisted = player who got the assist; PK/FK = not in run of play. For the purposes of this thread, Penalty Kick and Free Kick are the same thing. No entry means unassisted.
The game thread will usually be posted 48 hours before each match.
Have fun, tell your friends, let me know if you have any questions or if I screw up your score.