Matchday 11: Sweatin’ With the Moldies
The Pride visited Portland where they always lose. And they lost. All of our predictors won, with Daniel Stratton taking the honors for the correct scoreline and two assists. PastaBake got two points for a wild tale of pet chaos in the suites. Roses is now in the middle-of-the-pack slot.
[2-1 win: Smith from Rodriguez, Everett from Klingenberg, Viggiano from Kim. First yellow = Meggie Dougherty Howard, no red]
The Thorns go to steamy coastal Texas to face the Houston Dash on Saturday at 5:30, broadcast on Paramount+. The Dash are coming off a strange road trip. First they went to Chicago, held the Red Stars to zero shots on target, scored three goals, and lost 2-1. Then they went to Cary, NC and played an excellent game against the Courage, winning 2-1. Now their rollercoaster ride is over and they await the Thorns.
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: Shea Groom because the match is being played on a day ending with ‘y’.
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Gabby Seiler pats Menges on the cheek but the ref sees hands-to-face.
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: CBS confuses James Clarkson with Jeremy Clarkson and shows a Top Gear rerun instead of the game on Paramount+.
· 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.