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Guess the Starting XI & Final Score 2019 (MLS Match #10 - Colorado Rapids)

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MLS: Colorado Rapids at Vancouver Whitecaps Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another season of our Vancouver Whitecaps contest “Guess the Starting XI and Final Score”. As is tradition, thanks to former regular Spencer for starting this several years ago. It has grown into a great contest and I am appreciative of him for the original idea. Like last season, we will break the contest up into the three ‘seasons’: first half, second half, and non-MLS. We will continue to have fun monthly ‘bonus’ prediction categories, with some being based on whatever it topical at the time. Last season we had things like “Robbo post-match quotes”, “yellow cards”, “first goal scorer”, and several others. However, to start the season, we will keep March simple. With that out of the way, let’s remind you all how the scoring is done.

Contest Details

Contest article will be posted 2-3 days prior to game day.

  • We will keep track of first half, second half, and monthly winners so that late joiners will have something to play for.
  • I will have a separate ‘contest’ for Voyageurs and Champions League.
  • As the MLS season is 34 matches, each half of the season will be based on 17 matches, with your worst two match predictions being dropped. This will allow everyone a few misses or bad guesses throughout the season.
  • Predictions will be ‘valid’ if posted HERE half-an-hour prior to the lineup being officially announced (1 hour before kickoff).

How Scoring is Determined

  • You receive 1 point for every player you correctly guess to be in the Starting XI. Receive 1 bonus point for correctly predicting 10 starters. Receive 3 bonus points for correctly predicting 11 starters.
  • You get 5 points for correctly guessing Win/Lose/Draw.
  • You receive 1 point for correctly guessing each team’s final score. Receive 1 bonus point for correctly guessing both teams final score (for a total of 3).
  • That means, if you correctly predict the Starting XI, Final Score, and Winner, you can earn 22 points!

After each match, I will tally the scores and update the standings, which will be posted with the following match’s prediction article. I will post three sets of standings. First, the results from the previous match. Second, the monthly standings. Third, the first/second half standings (with your worst two match predictions removed).

Previous Match Rankings

Rank User Total Score Lineup Bonus Winner Score First Goal
Rank User Total Score Lineup Bonus Winner Score First Goal
1 The Squirrel 19 10 1 5 3 0
2 chuckbiscuits 15 11 3 0 1 0
2 Isabelt 15 11 3 0 1 0
2 Island Life 15 11 3 0 1 0
5 Airos 14 9 0 5 0 0
5 AmandaC 14 9 0 5 0 0
5 CascadiaCrunchFC 14 11 3 0 0 0
8 CDPrior 12 10 1 0 1 0
8 GreyHouseEffect 12 10 1 0 1 0
8 TillmanD 12 10 1 0 1 0
8 ZTJ9901 12 9 0 0 0 3
12 tecate 11 10 1 0 0 0
13 AtlantisB 10 9 0 0 1 0
13 CapsOnTheDrive 10 9 0 0 1 0
13 Columbian_Soutsider77 10 9 0 0 1 0
13 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 10 9 0 0 1 0
17 AdamP 17 9 8 0 0 1 0
17 AshMan77 9 9 0 0 0 0
17 edmondk 9 8 0 0 1 0
17 Fudmur 9 9 0 0 0 0
17 hbamaral 9 9 0 0 0 0
22 rtomsheck 8 8 0 0 0 0
22 SnakeDave 8 8 0 0 0 0
22 Westsider13 8 8 0 0 0 0

April Final Standings

Rank User Overall Score Galaxy Chicago LAFC Orlando Philadelphia
Rank User Overall Score Galaxy Chicago LAFC Orlando Philadelphia
1 CapsOnTheDrive 65 9 19 18 9 10
2 AtlantisB 63 17 17 11 8 10
2 Isabelt 63 9 16 10 13 15
2 tecate 63 8 16 13 15 11
5 GreyHouseEffect 62 9 19 10 12 12
5 Westsider13 62 16 14 10 14 8
7 The Squirrel 60 12 10 11 8 19
7 ZTJ9901 60 11 10 17 10 12
9 Columbian_Soutsider77 57 8 17 12 10 10
10 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 56 11 15 11 9 10
11 CascadiaCrunchFC 53 9 12 9 9 14
12 chuckbiscuits 52 9 10 9 9 15
13 edmondk 51 7 17 11 7 9
13 TillmanD 51 9 14 16 0 12
15 Airos 50 10 7 10 9 14
15 AmandaC 50 8 10 10 8 14
17 AshMan77 49 8 10 13 9 9
17 rtomsheck 49 8 10 15 8 8
19 hbamaral 48 11 10 10 8 9
20 Fudmur 45 9 10 9 8 9
21 AdamP 17 43 8 10 9 7 9
21 CDPrior 43 10 10 11 0 12
23 Island Life 42 9 0 8 10 15
24 PowerOutOnTheKingsway 41 8 10 14 9 0
25 Jitsuo 39 9 12 12 6 0
26 AlexGangue91 35 11 15 9 0 0
27 Jph003 29 0 12 17 0 0
27 SnakeDave 29 8 0 13 0 8
29 MarcusEarth 27 9 11 7 0 0
30 BlackPanther99 12 0 12 0 0 0
31 JStebeck 11 11 0 0 0 0
32 Slowkid 10 10 0 0 0 0

First Half Standings

Ranking User Overall Score Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Match #5 Match #6 Match #7 Match #8 Match #9 Match #10 Match #11 Match #12 Match #13 Match #14 Match #15 Match #16
Ranking User Overall Score Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Match #5 Match #6 Match #7 Match #8 Match #9 Match #10 Match #11 Match #12 Match #13 Match #14 Match #15 Match #16
1 Island Life 204 15 15 9 9 9 0 8 9 15 16 19 15 15 7 20 15
2 AtlantisB 203 9 16 8 9 17 14 10 7 10 19 19 12 15 6 15 11
3 Isabelt 197 11 19 9 9 9 16 10 13 15 12 15 12 10 7 19 12
4 tecate 196 16 19 10 8 8 16 13 12 11 12 12 17 13 8 0 14
5 edmondk 194 8 19 14 9 7 17 10 6 9 14 19 12 9 7 22 10
6 AmandaC 192 11 20 10 12 8 10 9 7 14 16 19 14 10 6 15 9
7 CascadiaCrunchFC 191 15 17 13 8 9 12 8 8 14 11 12 14 7 7 12 19
7 Westsider13 191 17 14 13 9 13 14 9 13 8 12 12 17 7 7 11 15
9 ZTJ9901 190 10 15 7 9 11 10 13 9 9 20 16 15 8 7 19 12
10 The Squirrel 185 13 19 9 9 12 10 10 8 19 11 12 12 8 7 19 12
11 chuckbiscuits 184 11 14 14 13 9 10 8 8 15 17 11 15 9 6 17 9
12 GreyHouseEffect 183 11 11 8 9 9 19 9 11 12 16 12 19 10 7 11 9
13 AshMan77 180 0 9 8 16 8 10 12 8 9 12 11 12 15 8 19 14
14 hbamaral 176 10 12 8 9 11 10 10 8 9 14 16 12 8 9 19 12
15 Airos 174 0 0 7 12 10 7 9 8 14 16 16 10 9 7 17 15
16 CapsOnTheDrive 172 8 10 8 8 9 19 14 8 10 16 19 0 9 8 0 11
16 rtomsheck 172 9 12 10 9 8 10 14 7 8 14 20 14 8 9 15 9
18 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 168 0 14 8 0 11 15 10 9 10 15 12 11 12 6 14 11
19 AdamP 17 161 11 14 8 9 8 10 8 6 9 16 11 12 0 7 14 10
20 CDPrior 159 0 0 0 9 10 10 11 0 12 14 14 15 15 7 16 14
21 Fudmur 138 0 11 0 0 9 10 8 7 9 16 12 19 0 6 19 12
22 TillmanD 133 0 0 0 0 9 11 16 0 12 17 19 14 0 8 17 10
23 Columbian_Southsider77 132 0 0 0 0 8 17 8 9 10 19 14 12 0 11 0 10
24 Jitsuo 101 8 15 8 8 9 9 12 6 0 0 0 0 9 0 17 0
25 AlexGangue91 77 9 14 10 10 11 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Jph003 71 15 14 8 9 0 12 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MarcusEarth 60 10 9 8 9 9 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 BlackPanther99 51 12 10 8 9 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 SnakeDave 46 0 0 9 8 8 0 13 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Slowkid 44 9 15 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 PowerOutOnTheKingsway 39 0 0 0 0 8 10 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 JStebeck 35 8 0 7 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 olikchivas 22 10 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Derek L 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Hasslis2ndshirt 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 sammygee 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 JSONX 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match in Review (Philadelphia Union) and Preview (Colorado Rapids)

Hello Everyone. A lot to cover in this one, so let’s get right to it. We will start with the easy one. Thanks to Tres_Tristes_Tigres who noted my error with the 1st Half Standings. That has now been updated above.

Speaking of Tres_Tristes_Tigres, they will be assisting me with updating the tables each week, so a big thanks to them.

We had a great final match of the month with The Squirrel coming out on top. They were the only participant to correctly predict a 1-1 draw and were only missed on their lineup with Lass instead of PC. There was a three-way tie for second between chuckbiscuits, Isabelt, and Island Life. Congrats to chuckbiscuits who was the second prediction of the week and managed a perfect lineup. Island Life had to settle for second this match, but I wanted to add their comment “...if I keep predicting they will win at some point I have to be right...” We can only hope. Sadly, it wasn’t this match.

AmandaC is FINALLY trusting their gut and it is paying off. Meanwhile, GreyHouseEffect REALLY covered themselves by predicting a 2-1 win but also predicting no goal scorer. Sadly, both were wrong. I like the creativity though. AshMan77 was very optimistic with their 3-0 scoreline. Sadly, they were a bit too optimistic. tecate called the “PC is an MDS favourite utility guy who can help in the upfield pressure game”. Was also correct on the Henry goal, but sadly, said it wouldn’t be the first goal. Finally, congrats to ZTJ9901 who was the only person to correctly predict Henry with the first goal.

Some general comments. A lot of classic 2-1 scorelines. Seems a lot of fans don’t have confidence in Nerwinski as Sutter still shows up in a lot of lineups. Several VAR predictions, so clearly I write this for NO ONE! :P

Moving to the April Standings, we have a final score. And the winner is....well, you already know as you looked at the standings. Congrats to CapsOnTheDrive who beat out AtlantisB, Isabelt, and tecate by two points to take the April ‘title’. tecate, if only you weren’t so adamant about that VAR situation ;).

A new month means a new bonus category. Let’s get away from the goals contest and go with first substitute. We are going to make this a little more creative this time. You can earn a bonus ‘4’ points instead of the typical ‘3’. You get ‘2’ points for correctly predicting the first player substituted OFF and ‘2’ points for correctly predicting the first player being substituted ON.

That is it from me. Make sure to check out our Know the Enemy and Pre-Match articles to prep you for this one. Hint, Reyna is injured.

Good luck!

P.S. I would love if someone would create a great little graphic that we could use for these articles!