The BDS team has taken a break from predicting for the last couple of weeks and enjoyed watching some scrumptious soccer. Now that FC Dallas is back in league action though, it is time to dive back into the prediction world as we vie for the bragging rights of being the best fortunetellers on the internet.
None of us got any points for the Houston match (sorry to bring back bad memories), so the top scores have not changed since then. I have a right mind to dock Taylor and Phil points for predicting 5-0 scorelines, but I will be forgiving in the Ramadan spirit.
We also would like to welcome Becky back into the prediction flow! She has a large mountain to climb, but anything is possible with the wacky scoring system we have instituted. Full disclosure, Jason gave me all of his predictions before he went on vacation, so keep that in mind.
Here are your top scorers:
The competition remains very close as behind Nathan you have Drew with 13 and Jared/Ben with 12 each. It really still is anybody's game.
Scoring breakdown for the season will be implemented using the following:
1 for predicting the correct result
3 points bonus for predicting the exact score
3 point bonus (optional) for nailing the correct scorers for FC Dallas only.
Maximum available weekly points are 7 points.
Here are our predictions. What do you think happens tonight?
|Andy Jaeger||Loss||1||2||This game doesn't pick up until the 60th minute, as both teams play sloppy throughout. Dom Dwyer scores two quick goals in the 61st and 65th minute, putting the game out of reach for FCD… Diaz scores late.|
|Becky Chabot||Draw||1||1||Tired legs, injuries, and a lack of focus lead a roller coaster of a match. SKC score first and we equalize in the last three minutes of the match.|
|Ben Lyon||Win||2||1||Whose just as tired as FCD? Spork. Who played more of their regulars than FCD? Spork. Barrios back with a vengeance scores, and Mauro Rosales nets the winner.|
|Cody Gamond||Win||2||1||FCD come out looking good after a much needed break Barrios scores in the first half. SKC equalize and Akindele wins the game late.|
|Drew Epperley||Draw||1||1||Both teams are dealing with the travel from Wednesday and the 120 minutes. I think draw seems fair as both will struggle to get anything going in this one. At least Urruti finally gets back to scoring.|
|Jared Tilley||Draw||1||1||With both teams playing mid week games, there are going to be some tired legs out there. Castillo scores on a counter and KC scores on a corner.|
|Jason Poon||Win||3||1||Urruti with the trick and celebrates by ripping off his jersey, showing off a t-shirt that says, "How you like me now?"|
|Mohammad Bushnaq||Win||2||1||FC Dallas will respond to the prolonged break with some of the key players playing firing on all cylinders and showing up on the road to snag a victory in Kansas City. Diaz finds Castillo for a goal and Atiba Harris bangs one in off the bench.|
|Nathan Hill||Win||3||1||I think FCD comes out with a big effort, ready to right the ship after a hard Wednesday night. The win is massive and due to great efforts from a variety of players. SKC ultimately blames the loss on a bout with food poisoning from an Advocare product. Conspiracies abound. Somewhere, Dan Hunt strokes his bow tie and laughs.|
|Phil Luetchford||Draw||1||1||It's a tepid affair as both teams play cautiously coming off the Copa America break. Both teams' playmakers, Benny Feilhaber and Mauro Diaz, went 120 minutes in the Open Cup midweek. Michael Barrios will get the goal for Dallas.|
|Ryan Scalon||Loss||3||1||Dwyer and Espinoza smash in a couple before FC Dallas gets one back. Pushing numbers forward concedes another to Dwyer and the game finishes with disappointment. Sorrow and defeat.|
|Scott Hiney||Per the agreement of our loan policy with FC Dallas' front office, Scott Hiney will forfeit his predictions until the loan comes to an end.|
|Taylor Hester||Draw||1||1||Have a feeling this is going to be a very dull game. On national TV no less...|