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Guess the Starting XI - Match #15 - LAFC

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

As is routine for every match, we have our regular Vancouver Whitecaps Guess the Starting XI and Final Score contest. Let’s see how good you are at getting into the manager’s head and predicting how the game will turn out. In addition, we will have monthly, fun, bonus prediction categories, such as yellow cards, substitutions, goal scorers, etc.

How Scoring is Determined

  • Predictions will be ‘valid’ if posted HERE half-an-hour prior to the lineup being officially announced, which means 1.5 hours before kickoff.
  • 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 typically 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 #14 - RSL Standings

Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
1 IslandLife 20 9 0 5 3 3
2 AshMan77 17 9 0 5 0 3
2 Mykvechkin 17 9 0 5 3 0
4 elcapitano2 16 8 0 5 0 3
5 chuckbiscuits 15 10 1 0 1 3
5 tecate 15 9 0 5 1 0
7 AmandaC 12 9 0 0 0 3
7 Isabelt 12 9 0 0 0 3
9 Westsider13 11 8 0 0 0 3
10 Atlantis B 9 9 0 0 0 0

Overall Standings

Ranking User Total Score SKC LA Galaxy TFC TFC Montreal TFC Montreal Montreal RSL LAFC Portland Seattle SJ RSL LAFC LAG SJ SEA POR
Ranking User Total Score SKC LA Galaxy TFC TFC Montreal TFC Montreal Montreal RSL LAFC Portland Seattle SJ RSL LAFC LAG SJ SEA POR
1 IslandLife 229 14 14 11 0 0 8 15 16 19 11 13 17 14 17 11 10 16 12 19
2 AshMan77 214 14 9 15 13 8 13 10 14 10 16 12 15 13 15 12 9 17 7 16
3 Isabelt 214 14 10 14 14 14 9 16 7 12 14 14 14 14 9 11 10 11 13 19
4 Westsider13 211 19 11 15 13 16 8 12 9 8 13 14 13 13 8 8 14 0 14 19
4 Mykvechkin 209 14 10 15 13 8 9 12 7 17 9 10 0 14 17 14 14 19 7 14
6 Atlantis B 206 14 10 15 9 14 9 12 0 11 14 14 15 14 9 9 0 16 15 15
6 chuckbiscuits 206 14 9 16 0 9 8 11 7 17 9 17 14 17 12 11 10 12 9 19
8 tecate 205 14 11 0 16 8 10 16 13 9 9 9 15 8 15 16 17 12 12 11
9 AmandaC 196 14 12 14 12 8 14 12 13 14 7 9 17 7 9 10 9 12 5 17
10 CDPrior 185 0 13 9 8 8 13 7 14 15 8 9 11 14 0 15 9 16 8 15
11 elcapitano2 172 0 0 7 8 8 11 6 15 10 9 8 9 8 13 15 10 17 10 14
12 GreyHouseEffect 166 14 9 14 14 14 8 16 7 9 14 16 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 rtomsheck 127 14 14 7 11 0 14 10 14 16 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Airos 65 11 11 0 0 14 8 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
15 edmondk 50 14 8 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Fudmur 31 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Jitsuo 28 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 TillmanD 28 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Victor Abbott 28 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 J Stebeck 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 The Squirrel 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Tres_Tristes_Tigres 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 freewheeling 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Jph003 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Mriswith 23 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Stick of Butter 23 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 WhitcapsfanfromOntario 22 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 TR M 19 14 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Norwegian Would 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Sixyarder 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Match Review (Real Salt Lake) and Preview (LAFC)

Fine, let’s go with logic instead of my gut this match. FINE. Ugh, what did I do to myself last match! - AmandaC

Oops! That didn’t work out well for you did it :P Fear not, many of us felt the same way. At least I did, as I finished last in the match standings. The win by Vancouver propelled IslandLife to a big victory this match (more on that shortly) while AshMan77 and Mykvechkin (you got to cheer!) also had a good showing. chuckbiscuits 10/11 lineup led to them being the only person to predict an RSL victory in the top five. Sorry chuckbiscuits, MDS lives to fight another day! Just above chuckbiscuits this match was elcapitano2. You are right, they can’t lose this many in a row! Several of us tried to get a bit of a jump on the pack by predicting the first goal would NOT be from open play. That didn’t work...

GreyHouseEffect didn’t put in a prediction this match, while IslandLife and AshMan77 had big matches, so we have a substantial change in the overall standings. IslandLife has stretched out to a 10-point lead over AshMan77, GreyHouseEffect, and Isabelt. One little note, since our standings are usually broken up into 17-matches first and second half, since we are only doing one ‘season’ this year, I will likely change it to your worst three scores being dropped, since we will have substantially more than the 17 matches. Hopefully it doesn’t impact the standings too much as I would hate for someone to win one way but not the other.

On to LAFC! I don’t have much to say about this one. LOL...good luck!?!?!?

Of course, the first goal (of the match) contest is still in play: open, corner, free, own, penalty, no goals (0-0 final score)....I think that is all of them right. I’m tired.....