Guess the Starting XI – Match 19 at Sporting KC

Welcome back, everyone.

After a massive away win down in California, the Vancouver Whitecaps are headed to another hostile environment, this time sandwiched between the Missouri and Kansas rivers at Children’s Mercy Park, as they take on Sporting KC on Saturday night.

For KC, the season started in the worst way possible, as Peter Vermes’ side was winless through their first ten matches in MLS play. That being said, Sporting has picked up 5 wins since then and found some form thanks to the return of Alan Pulido. For the most part, SKC has been a team this season that has out-scored their problems when they’ve had success. They’ve recorded just 4 clean sheets, and 3 of their 5 wins come when they’ve scored 3 or more goals. On the opposite side of the coin, this SKC team has been blanked 9 times, although most of those came early on, when Sporting was quite toothless without their key frontman.

In terms of Vancouver, they will remain without Javain Brown, Ali Ahmed and Julian Gressel, who will all still be away at the Gold Cup. Russell Teibert and Tristan Blackmon did not train fully this week either, so I don’t imagine they’ll be available. As some of you may have seen, Brian White is now listed as out as well (updated as of Saturday PM).

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


27 thoughts on “Guess the Starting XI – Match 19 at Sporting KC

  1. Takaoka
    Martins, Ranko, Laborda Raposo
    Cubas, Berhalter, Schopf
    Gauld, Vite, Cordova

    SKC 2:1 VWFC

  2. Not Anonymous, is me, Westsider13 with the Sub change. Was logged in I thought, uncertain why it did not register as me !

      1. Again, I am logged in (Westsider13), not registering as me; I approve of the sub ! I made the sub !!

      2. No worries! Sometimes the account management for comments is a bit buggy, apologies!

  3. 3-1 caps W

    Raposo Laborda Veselinovic Martins
    Cubas Schopf berhalter
    Cordova White

  4. White

    Good old 1-1 draw

  5. White Cordova
    Gauld Vite Cubas Schopf Raposo
    Martins Ranko Laborda

    1-1 Draw

  6. 1-1

    Laborda Veselinovic Martins
    Raposo Berhalter Cubas Schopf
    Cordova Vite

    Defence used to be the challenge for me. Today it’s the rest of the team BWAHAHA Not enough players to choose from…

  7. Takaoka
    Raposo Laborda Ranko Martins
    Schöpf Cubas Vite
    Córdova Gauld

    Sporting KC 1-2 Vancouver

  8. Takaoka
    Laborda Veselinovic Berhalter Martins
    Schopf Cubas Vite
    Gauld Cordova

    ‘Caps win 2-1
    Go ‘Caps

  9. When are MLS going to address “the players away on international duty issue?”…….limit missing one player only or game is postponed?…Why should fans pay for tickets when stars are missing?

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