Matchday 9: The Dark Knight Falls
The “depleted’ Thorns showed up in Louisville looking like giant killers. They gave Racing a comprehensive and unexpected beating. Two of our players predicted a clean sheet win, Savannah S took the top honors by also picking their namesake to get the first yellow. The wild prediction went to Constant Weeder’s tale of Dutch Bros doping.
[2-0 Thorns: Rodriguez unassisted, Charley from Menges. First yellow = McCaskill, no red]
Here is our table after the Racing match (PastaBake is in the middle-of-the-pack award position):
Gotham returns. Opening at noon on July 11, 2021. At a stadium near you.
They will not have strikers Carli Lloyd and Evelyne Viens, or starting keeper Kailen Sheridan. Their #2 keeper, DiDi Haracic, left with an eye injury midway through their Saturday match vs. KC. Starting centerback Mandy Freeman and forward Paige Monaghan were not in the 18 for the Pride Night game.
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:
Salem (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: McCall Zerboni who leaves a foot in on Menges for old times sake.
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Allie Long for clumsily tackling the center ref.
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy:Postgame, Providence Park’s playlist is Gotham themed from “Who You Gonna Call?” to Sinatra’s “New York, New York”.
· 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
· A player with a red card: 1 point
· 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.