Guess the Starting XI – Match 28 at Houston

Welcome back, everyone.

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to roll on with their extended road-trip, this time playing mid-week in Houston against the Dynamo.

The Dynamo have been a much different outfit in 2023 than in recent years, playing attractive football, finding themselves right beside the Whitecaps in the Western Conference standings, and reaching the US Open Cup final. Impressively, Houston has a 9-3-2 record at home this season, totalling 30 points, so it will be tough for Vancouver to come away with something on Wednesday night, even considering their recent road form.

In terms of the lineup for Vancouver, here is the latest update from training on Monday in Vancouver. I’ll update if I hear anything more.

Ok, on to rules and standings.

(It also appears as though we had a bit of a log-in problem last week, so let me know if you made a prediction but it remained anonymous.)

(As mentioned in the comments, if you want to log-in with email like before, you just need to click the mail icon in the comments box, I think our comments system updated on the back-end, so it looks a little different.)

  • 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

(Image Credit: Houston Dynamo)

23 thoughts on “Guess the Starting XI – Match 28 at Houston

  1. 1-1
    Brown Veselinovic Blackmon
    Laryea Schopf Vite Raposo
    White Gauld

    I was thinking of guessing more goals scored on both sides. There is potential! But Houston seems to score a lot at home and the Caps don’t seem to score as many overall. I want a win but we seem evenly matched on the grand scheme of things but likely to lose at this venue.


  2. My line up vs TFC had a 12 man 3-5-2-1. Oops!


    Laborda Veselinovic Blackmon
    Laryea Schopf Berhalter Teibert Raposo
    White Gauld

    2-3 for Pat Onstad’s Houston Dynamo

  3. Starting XI & Lineup Prediction

    Laborda Veselinovic Blackmon
    Lareya Ahmed Schopf Raposo
    Gauld White

    Score: Dynamo 3 – 0 ‘Caps

    1. Sorry, forgot to give my name & final score
      Dzirk predictions:
      Starting XI vs Houston, Match 28
      Brown Blackmon Veselinovic Raposo
      Ahmed Cubas Adekugbe
      Gauld Laryea

      Final score: ‘Caps win 2-1
      Go ‘Caps

  4. You need to hit the little email icon before hitting reply, and then enter the info like before, otherwise it just posts anonymously

  5. Gauld-White

    Feels like it could be pretty cagey. I’ll go with 1-1.

  6. hi it’s Isabel again I see it posted anonymously can someone tell me how to log and it’s no longer giving me that option.

  7. Takaoka
    Laborda Ranko Blackmon
    Laryea Vite Ahmed Raposo
    White Gauld
    2-1 Houston– just in case this is IsabelT

  8. First up – ya login thingy is different now.

    Caps 3-2 W

    Brown, ranko, blackmon
    Lareya, vite, cubas, shopf, johnson
    White, Gauld

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