It’s hard not to be wrung down after the deflating last-gasp equalizer in Kansas City. But the club doesn’t have that luxury; they’ve got to pull themselves together and face Racing Louisville tomorrow and fight to keep their playoff position.
(1-1 draw, Rodriguez (UA), Mace (Edmonds), YC Bennett)
This was a real tough one for our punters. Nobody had a draw, nobody guessed Rocky as our scorer, and only Pastabake had Mace for theirs. That and the attached Wizard-of-Oz Kansas tale were the only points our group took from Kansas City.
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Racing has been eliminated from the postseason, but that may have actually freed them up from the weight of expectations a bit; their last match was their first win since – believe it or not – May, a 2-nil whipping of the Shame.
Can they bring that FTW energy into Providence Park tomorrow?
(Last meeting, July 29, 2022 at Lynn Family Stadium, 1-2 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.