A snooze-fest of a match last Saturday (literally, put me to sleep at half-time) between FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes allowed for resident pessimists (Jason) to actually accurately predict a bore draw. Everybody else (except for Drew) predicted a victory, so the scoring is not as robust this week as it had previously been. I have an inclination to dock the people who predicted a three goal victory a point, but I will be nice this week since they had to watch the game and I did not.
Here is the updated top five for this week:
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||Win||3||1||Fabian finally gets back on track and scores two goals, one within the first five minutes of play and the other at the end of the first half. The third goal comes from Mauro Diaz in the 73’. Houston scores on a set piece in the 48’|
|Ben Lyon||Win||3||0||It's going to be so bad, I can smell Dynamo's smoldering corpse in the future. Goals for Urruti, Diaz, and Castillo.|
|Cody Gamond||Win||4||0||Game starts early with a Zimmerman header. Castillo and Urruti follow up with a goal apiece. They come out in the 2nd half looking for blood and castillo bags a 2nd, but Fcd are unable to make it 5.|
|Drew Epperley||Win||2||0||Things look better at home despite the nasty rain. Castillo and Urruti hook up a couple times to frustrate the Dynamo defense.|
|Jared Tilley||Win||3||0||FCD wont forget the loss earlier in the season to this team. They will want to wrong a right and definitely will. With the pitch being wet, Castillo is going to get free for 2 goals. Mauro is going to get a PK and we will all be itching for the Copa break to get over so we can continue to watch this team come prepare for a post season run.|
|Mohammad Bushnaq||Win||3||1||Home-cooking works for FC Dallas as they crush the orange en route to some form of revenge for the early-season Voldemort (match-that-shall-not-be-named). Castillo gets on the board for the Hoops, Acosta finds the net, and the Captain heads home a thundering cross for another orange smoothie in Frisco.|
|Nathan Hill||Win||3||1||Matt Hedges shows up to work with a little skittish feeling in his belly, and things go from bad to worse. FC Dallas give up 4 goals in the first 10 minutes, Matt injures his other leg, Mauro Diaz’s emergent rat tail is clipped by an overly zealous fan, Urruti gets a red card for protesting one of the goals in colorful sign language, and Dan Hunt announces that the team is relocating to Texarkana. To make things even worse, Oscar Pareja announces that he has accepted Houston’s offer to become their next coach…. Then Matt wakes up from his nightmare caused by a bad enchilada. He and the team go on to demolish Houston 3-1.|
|Phil Luetchford||Win||5||0||FC Dallas is ready for revenge over the embarrassment of the five-nil loss. Houston is reeling from a fired coach and a lack of identity. Urruti wants to prove that he should regain his starting forward slot and comes out firing with eight shots on goal and a hat trick. Diaz gets a PK as the Houston backline yells at each other and goes mad. The Dynamo have a full meltdown when Ricardo Clark is sent off for a slide tackle from behind. Zim puts the nail in the coffin with a thumping header. All is right again in the universe.|
|Ryan Scalon||Win||2||0||FCD wins comfortably. Nothing too crazy though as Houston just tries to keep the scoreline reasonable. New coach works on defensive stability but attack is lacking. Castillo and Diaz grab the goals.|
|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||Win||5||0||Nothing more needs to be said.|