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Guess the Starting XI - Match #17 - San Jose Earthquakes

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-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 #16 - LAG

Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
1 tecate 17 9 0 5 3 0
2 Mykvechkin 14 10 1 0 0 3
2 Westsider13 14 9 0 5 0 0
4 chuckbiscuits 13 9 0 0 1 3
4 elcapitano2 13 9 0 0 1 3
4 Isabelt 13 9 0 0 1 3
4 IslandLife 13 9 0 0 1 3
8 AmandaC 12 9 0 0 0 3
8 AshMan77 12 9 0 0 0 3
8 CDPrior 12 9 0 0 0 3

October Standings

Rank User Overall Seattle San Jose RSL LAFC LAG San Jose Seattle
Rank User Overall Seattle San Jose RSL LAFC LAG San Jose Seattle
1 IslandLife 118 20 17 20 14 13 19 15
2 tecate 110 18 11 15 19 17 15 15
3 AshMan77 106 15 16 18 15 12 20 10
4 chuckbiscuits 103 17 20 15 14 13 15 9
4 Isabelt 103 17 17 12 14 13 14 16
6 elcapitano2 100 12 11 16 15 13 20 13
7 Mykvechkin 97 0 17 17 17 17 19 10
8 Atlantis B 93 18 17 9 12 0 19 18
9 CDPrior 88 14 17 0 18 12 16 11
10 AmandaC 87 20 7 12 13 12 15 8
11 Westsider13 85 16 16 11 11 14 0 17
12 GreyHouseEffect 34 19 15 0 0 0 0 0
13 Airos 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
14 rtomsheck 9 9 0 0 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 (LA Galaxy) and Preview (San Jose Earthquakes)

Another match in which I get sidetracked with work and don’t get my prediction in on time. Do’h! Seems like either many others had that situation or the interest in the Caps this season has dwindled extensively. I suspect the latter. Nevertheless, tecate led the charge this match with 17 points and one of only two to predict a LA victory. Apparently tecate is putting some fear into IslandLife. There are others ahead of tecate who IslandLife should maybe focus on...although I have always thought that IslandLife and Isabelt were the same person! Back to the LAG match. Kudos to Mykvechkin who was the only participant to guess Baldisimo in the lineup. With my zero I tumbled down the October standings. Meanwhile, chuckbiscuits kept pace with IslandLife. With a couple more matches this month IslandLife holds a five-point lead over chuckbiscuits.

In the Overall Standings, IslandLife’s lead has dwindled a bit. Worth noting though that I have transitioned the standings over to the removal of the lowest THREE scores, to account for us only having one standings this year. While IslandLife has a bit of a lead, that battle for second is close with four within two points of each other.

Caps now go up against San Jose Earthquakes again. A few weeks ago this should have been an easy win. It was instead of 3-0 loss. San Jose are 4-1-1 in their last six and have been pretty stout defensively. Of course, that means the Caps will win 4-0...or lose 4-0...or lose 1-0. Honestly, I have no idea anymore! Good luck! Predicting the ‘method’ of the first goal is still our bonus category for this month.

Now, I SHOULD put my prediction in right now...but I won’t. And I will likely miss the cut-off again.