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Guess the Starting XI - Match #14 - Real Salt Lake

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-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 #13 - San Jose Earthquakes Standings

Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
Rank User Total Lineup Bonus Winner Score Goal Type
1 chuckbiscuits 20 9 0 5 3 3
2 Atlantis B 17 8 0 5 1 3
2 CDPrior 17 8 0 5 1 3
2 Isabelt 17 8 0 5 1 3
2 IslandLife 17 8 0 5 1 3
2 Mykvechkin 17 8 0 5 1 3
7 AshMan77 16 8 0 5 0 3
7 Westsider13 16 8 0 5 0 3
9 GreyHouseEffect 15 9 0 5 1 0
10 elcapitano2 11 7 0 0 1 3
10 tecate 11 8 0 0 0 3
12 AmandaC 7 7 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 (San Jose Earthquakes) and Preview (Real Salt Lake)

Another match and another loss. Most of us were not surprised by that (although I went with 3-1 this time only to get that ‘1’ wrong again!). What was surprising was the two red cards. Yikes!

Because of the lack of surprises we had high scores this match. chuckbiscuits led the way with 20 followed by a too-many-way tie for second at 17. With the first goal coming from open play everyone was a winner there again...well...almost everyone... That will teach you GreyHouseEffect and AmandaC to think that anything will change! Of course, that means that this match the first goal will NOT be from open play.

No changes in the Overall Standings, although they did spread out a bit. No one is tied anymore in the top 15. It is still close though. How many games do we have left? I will keep doing this until that day comes!

Some interesting lineup changes to account for. We have Cavallini and Bikel back but Godoy and Rose gone. Apparently Whitecaps were trying to avoid starting Ranko to not trigger his buy clause. They could still manage to avoid that but playing with one CB is probably not the best plan. Hopefully this ends up being a turning point for Ranko and he turns into the CB we were hoping for. Other than that, everything else is up in the air! Good luck!!!