Guess the Starting XI – Match 16 vs. SKC

Welcome back, everyone.

After a scoring bonanza against Houston, Vancouver is back in action this weekend at home against Sporting KC. After a terrible start to the season, the visitors have found some form, as well as their goal scoring touch, as of late. For the Whitecaps, eyes will certainly be looking ahead a little bit to their title defense on Wednesday, so the approach to this match will be interesting.

Oh, we also had one anonymous prediction last week, so please let me know if that was you!

Ok, on to rules and standings.

  • Predictions will be ‘valid’ if posted HERE (or more accurately, whichever is the correct match thread) before the lineup is officially announced, usually about an hour before kickoff.
  • You receive 1 point for every player you correctly guess to be in the Starting XI. You receive 4 bonus points for correctly predicting all 11 starters.
  • You get 5 points for correctly guessing Win/Lose/Draw, this doubles to 10 if you also predict the right score-line along with the result.
  • All this means, if you correctly predict the Starting XI, Final Score, and Winner, you can earn 25 points!
  • At the end of each half, the contestant’s lowest two scores of that period will be deducted from the cumulative standings


16 thoughts on “Guess the Starting XI – Match 16 vs. SKC

  1. 2-0 Whitecaps
    Martins Blackmon Veselinovic Brown
    Gressel Cubas Berhalter
    Gauld Vite

    Johnny Russell and all of SKC can suck it. They’re my least favourite MLS team EVER. I have no idea what Vanni will do with the backline today. The wingbacks are always the toughest part about contemplating the starting XI for me! I will post this with possible regret.

  2. no idea who’s winning this one.
    Caps 2-1
    Laborda Ranko Blackmon Martins
    Gressel Cubas Schopf
    Vite Gauld

  3. Vancouver 1-1 Kansas City

    Brown, Ranko, Blackmon, Raposo
    Berhalter, Schopf, Teibert
    Gauld Becher

  4. Takaoka
    Laborda Blackmon Veselinovic Martins
    Gressel Cubas Raposo
    Gauld Vite
    ‘Caps win 2-0
    Go ‘Caps

    Also, last week I made the mistake of posting anonymously:
    MAY 31, 2023 AT 1:54 PM
    Laborda Blackmon Veselinovic Raposo
    Gressel Cubas Gauld
    Vite White

    ‘Caps win 2-1
    Go ‘Caps


  5. Cordova
    Gauld Vite
    Schopf Berhalter Gressel
    Martins Laborda Veselinovic Brown

    Whitecaps lose 2-1

  6. Becher
    Gauld Vite
    Berhalter Cubas Gressel
    Raposo Blackmon Veselinovic Laborda

    VAN 3-1 SKC

  7. Becher

    Another high scoring game, 2-2 final score

  8. Takaoka
    Laborda Veselinovic Blackmon Martins
    Gressel Piranha Berhalter
    Gauld Vite

    Surprise 1-2 loss as SKC looked to have found their mojo again.

  9. White
    Gauld Vite
    Martins Cubas Berhalter Gressel
    Ranko Blackmon Laborda

    3-1 Caps

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