Matchday 22. All The Marbles.
Both frustrating and boring, the Thorns underwhelmed for 90 minutes in Kansas City. None of our player predicted a draw although three of you got clean-sheet bonuses. 4-4-2’s tale of retribution was the only “liked” wild prediction. The match never came to fisticuffs, which would have at least been interesting.
[0-0 draw, no yellow, no red card.]
The Reign come to Portland surfing a tsunami of goals, to decide (essentially) who wins the Shield. The makeup date is Wednesday at 7:30PM on Paramount + in the USA, Twitch everywhere else. Both teams played Sunday and both have another match the coming weekend. But for a derby day with stakes like this, rotation and rest may not matter.
[Last meeting: August 29, 2021 at Lumen Field, 1-2 Thorns loss.]
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: Jessica Fishlock with mockery for the Riveters
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Alana Cook for DOGSO on Weaver
Make your fun prediction, and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: Bella Bixby has the game of her life. At the rose ceremony she hands bouquets to Smith, Salem and Moultrie, all of whom immediately give them back to her.
· 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.