Well, this was interesting.
After the Gotham blowout Daniel Stratton wrote:
“The one thing this team has yet to do is win a close game. All wins have been shut outs and have all been by at least 3 goals. We have managed not to lose many games, so that is something, but this team has yet to grind out 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1 win.”
The club read that, traveled to Louisville, and…did just that, rode an early Smith goal and a late Sugita strike to overcome a Chidiac first half equalizer and to nick three points on the road.
Apparently Daniel didn’t have confidence in his prediction, though; like many of our punters, he predicted another big win for the Thorns. Everyone got the result, but only Pastabake nailed the exact score, putting him first past the post for last week’s match:
(1-2 win, Smith (Weaver), Chidiac (Howell), Sugita (UA), YC – Sauerbrunn, no red card)
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Tomorrow the Thorns meet the Damned Courage for the first time this season, and this one has all the makings of a classic trap game. The Damned have been struggling in ways unseen since before the Riley (spit!) Era, but they’re not really a bad side, and might just possibly find it in them to stab at the Thorns from Hell’s heart. The Thorns will need to be on their guard and in their best form to ensure the visitors go home disappointed.
(Last meeting, October 31, 2021 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.