Well, damn. This is getting ridiculous.
After dropping a clanger on the road to The Damned Courage, PTFC came home only to be comprehensively whipped by the league-leading San Diego Wave. Once again the attack sputtered out leaving Sophia Smith stranded up front, once again Sinc’s lack of pace exposed her midfield teammates, and once again the backline committed some awful derps and shipped crap goals.
(0-2 loss, McNabb (Morgan), Morgan (Korneick) – YC Korneick)
Our punters had another tough one, too; we hate to bet against the Thorns, so only Thrakkorzog got the result, and with his correct prediction of a Morgan goal put him at the top of the last match table and into a tight race with ABell4 for the league lead.
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This Friday the Thorns travel to the muggy swamp that is Orlando to tackle the Pride, themselves coming off a tough 1-2 home loss to the Damndelions. Before that, however, the Shame was looking less than shameful, bagging 9 points from the previous five matches.
Worth noting; the early season Shame were, well, shameful, going 2-5-2 including two horrific beatdowns; the 6-nil loss here and a 5-nil loss two weeks earlier in Houston.
Since then? 3-1-4, including a 1-nil win over one of the down-beaters, Houston, at home…suggesting that the earlier loss in Portland might well be locker room motivation for the home side in this one, too.
(Last meeting, June 19, 2022 at Providence Park, 6-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.