Helped out by the second tomato can in a row (not that Houston is a can this season, but without Daly & Co. they were a can on the day…) the Thorns rang up six unanswered goals again the Orlando Shame to go second on the table as well as utterly spam the GD part of the table (Portland’s +14 is nearly twice their closest competition, top-of-table San Diego).
[6-nil win, Sugita (Beckie), Sauerbrunn (UA), Smith (Sauerbrunn), Kuikka (Moultrie), Smith (Ryan), Porter (Ryan), first yellow = Pogarch, no red card.]
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Last match I’d miscalculated points for Thrakkorzoj; missed points for the Groom yellow and a Smith goal, so with his big picks from last week that puts him into a tie for second with Constant Weeder.
But the real dark horse is Roses, who vaulted over everyone with correct calls on the result and the clean sheet as well as the fortunately-now-obsolete tale of a frozen Spring .
This Friday the Thorns travel to LA to play the tumbling ACFC, whose fortunes have taken a decided turn for the worse since the early season; 1-3-1 over the last five including a brutal 1-nil loss to the Damndelions in Seattle and the sole win a scrappy 3-2 decision over Louisville.
[Last meeting: June 3, 2022 at Providence Park, 3-nil win]
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.