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Guess the Starting XI & Final Score 2019 (MLS Match #28) - SJ Earthquakes

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at San Jose Earthquakes Kelley L Cox-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 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).

Match #28 - San Jose Earthquakes

Rank User Total Score Lineup Bonus Winner Score Yellow Card
Rank User Total Score Lineup Bonus Winner Score Yellow Card
1 AshMan77 20 11 3 5 1 0
1 Colombian_Southsider77 20 11 3 5 1 0
1 GreyHouseEffect 20 11 3 5 1 0
1 Isabelt 20 11 3 5 1 0
5 Westsider13 19 10 1 5 3 0
6 edmondk 17 10 1 5 1 0
7 CascadiaCrunchFC 16 10 1 5 0 0
8 AmandaC 15 11 3 0 1 0
9 Airos 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 AtlantisB 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 CDPrior 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 hbamaral 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 rtomsheck 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 tecate 14 11 3 0 0 0
9 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 14 11 3 0 0 0
16 chuckbiscuits 12 10 1 0 1 0
17 Island Life 11 10 1 0 0 0

August Standings

Rank User Overall Score Cincinnati Portland DC United San Jose Montreal NYCFC
Rank User Overall Score Cincinnati Portland DC United San Jose Montreal NYCFC
1 Isabelt 95 12 15 15 20 16 17
2 GreyHouseEffect 90 13 17 11 20 12 17
3 Island Life 86 17 17 10 11 15 16
4 Columbian_Southsider77 85 17 20 11 20 0 17
5 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 84 16 16 12 14 9 17
6 CascadiaCrunchFC 82 10 15 12 16 13 16
6 Westsider13 82 9 14 11 19 15 14
8 AshMan77 81 16 14 14 20 9 8
8 tecate 81 11 14 19 14 10 13
10 chuckbiscuits 78 17 15 12 12 9 13
11 AmandaC 76 13 9 12 15 13 14
12 Airos 74 11 11 9 14 16 13
13 AtlantisB 73 10 14 9 14 10 16
13 edmondk 73 10 17 12 17 17 0
15 hbamaral 70 12 17 9 14 9 9
16 CDPrior 69 19 14 14 14 0 8
17 rtomsheck 68 19 0 17 14 10 8
18 Stick of butter 29 0 10 19 0 0 0
19 The Squirrel 27 0 12 0 0 15 0
20 ZTJ9901 9 9 0 0 0 0 0

Second Half Standings

Ranking User Total Score Match #18 Match #19 Match #20 Match #21 Match #22 Match #23 Match #24 Match #25 Match #26 Match #27 Match #28 Match #29 Match #30
Ranking User Total Score Match #18 Match #19 Match #20 Match #21 Match #22 Match #23 Match #24 Match #25 Match #26 Match #27 Match #28 Match #29 Match #30
1 Isabelt 159 10 12 14 7 13 15 10 12 15 15 20 16 17
2 Westsider13 155 9 15 16 14 11 17 8 9 14 11 19 15 14
3 GreyHouseEffect 153 12 0 13 12 12 17 0 10 17 11 20 12 17
4 CascadiaCrunchFC 146 10 15 11 7 13 15 9 10 15 12 16 13 16
4 edmondk 146 11 12 13 8 12 17 8 10 17 12 17 17 0
6 chuckbiscuits 144 9 12 14 8 12 19 8 17 15 12 12 9 13
6 Island Life 144 10 0 14 7 12 15 0 17 17 10 11 15 16
8 tecate 141 14 10 8 14 13 9 7 11 14 19 14 10 13
9 Columbian_Southsider77 140 0 10 9 7 12 14 6 17 17 11 20 0 17
10 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 135 12 10 13 7 7 9 10 16 16 12 14 9 14
11 CDPrior 133 19 9 8 7 8 11 9 19 14 14 14 0 8
12 AmandaC 132 10 12 14 6 11 15 8 10 9 12 15 10 14
12 AshMan77 132 9 9 6 8 12 9 12 16 14 14 20 9 8
12 hbamaral 132 19 12 14 7 5 9 8 12 17 9 14 9 9
15 Airos 126 9 11 14 7 0 8 10 11 11 9 14 16 13
15 AtlantisB 126 10 12 14 8 6 9 8 10 14 9 14 10 16
17 rtomsheck 121 10 9 9 8 6 12 8 16 0 17 14 10 8
18 ZTJ9901 75 12 12 9 8 13 12 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
19 The Squirrel 70 12 10 0 13 0 0 8 0 12 0 0 15 0
20 CapsOnTheDrive 51 9 10 13 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Stick of butter 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 19 0 0 0
22 Jitsuo 24 10 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 JStebeck 15 0 0 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Review and Preview (AtlantisB and Tres_Tristes_Tigres)

We are halfway through the month of August! Like the Whitecaps, it is a summer to forget for myself, as I continue to be at the bottom of the weekly standings! However, let’s look at the more positive scores!

Another week of high scores as the Caps opt for consistency following some (relatively) promising performances. Over half of us got lineup bonuses this week, including four perfect lineups. The most common error was to start Henry in favour of Cornelius, despite Henry being healthy and available. MDS addressed this after the game saying that Henry is still number one on the depth chart but he wanted to be fair to Cornelius given his performances with Godoy in recent games. Does that continue this match or with the schedule crunch do we see Henry get back in there?

Congrats to both tecate and Stick of butter who earned perfect lineup scores as well as points for their win predictions. For the first time in August no bonus was earned for the card prediction. Montero, Henry, and Adnan continue to be the most frequently predicted to be carded.

Speaking of August, Columbian_Southsider77 maintained their overall lead, but saw it dwindle to one (48 to 47). Meanwhile, we have a logjam right behind them with five people sporting 44 points.

While I am out of it, Westsider13 has not had the best August either, however, they are still in the running for the Second Half title, so they will want to turn it around this match. chuckbiscuits remains at the top of the standings, with a three point lead over Westsider13 (110 to 107), while Isabelt inched closer to the front two, now at 106. There is a three-way tie for fourth at 104, and 9 participants are within 10 of the leader, so we still have a long way to go!

August continues on, despite me being back at school! Who starts classes in August??? That means that we are still predicting the first yellow card of the match for the Whitecaps. Get it correct and receive three points towards your August standings only (doesn’t count towards Second Half standings).

I would ramble on, but the new semester means lots of work, so I will part with you here. Make sure to check out our Know the Enemy and Match Preview befofe making your lineup predictions.

Good luck!