From the ridiculous embarrassment of shipping two goals in the final ten minutes to ringing up four unanswered, the Thorns certainly had a roller-coaster of a week.
[0-4 win, Naughton (OG), Smith (PK), Moultrie (Smith), Smith (Moultrie), first yellow = Groom, no red card.]
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Special mention to new entrant Roses, who jumped into a tie for fourth as well as getting the votes for her vision of Canadian politesse on the pitch.
This Sunday the Orlando Shame return to Providence Park for the first time since July 2021 when the visitors fell 2-1. That wasn’t exactly a shock; since Orlando entered the league in 2016 they have played the Thorns 14 times, winning two and drawing two. Orlando is kept from holding the wooden spoon only by The Damned Courage’s horrific early season, but their 18GA is by far and away the worst in the league.
[Last meeting: August 14, 2021 at Exploria Stadium, 1-1 draw]
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: Merritt Mathias
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Madison Pogarch for mimicking mooning the referee after getting an undeserved yellow.
Make your fun prediction,and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: The two teams meet up in the parking lot before the game to burn an effigy of Paul Riley. Nadine Angerer produces not one but two lighters from her pockets.
· 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.