It looked pretty dire for a loooooong, long time, didn’t it?
The Thorns conceded a soft (yeah, it was pretty soft, but…) penalty to Angel City in the first minute of play – Shelby Hogan was a wall but the rebound wasn’t our friend – and then both teams farkled about for another 94 minutes until, mirable dictu!, Madison Pograch dimed Yazmeen Ryan, Ryan’s header beat Didi Haracic, and the two teams split the points in a result that certainly pissed off ACFC and should have pleased the Thorns only for their relentless unwillingness to stop fighting.
Like the Thorns, our TPG gang had a rough outing in LA
[1-1 draw, McCaskill (UA), Smith (Pogarch), first yellow = Le Bihan, no red card.]
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Roses clings to a whisper-thin one point lead over the only two-point-scorer from last match, Constant Weeder. Still, the top of our table is as tight as the NWSL’s, with only five points separating the top five.
This Sunday it’s bare knuckle time in Seattle, with the Thorns clinging to third by only a point over the home side.
Get in, sit down, hold on. This one should be brutal.
[Last meeting: May 13, 2022 at Providence Park, scoreless 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.