Last week, despite some lovely 1v1's, a combination of Tim Howard and the left post kept the Timbers from claiming a win in Colorado. As it was, they got their second shut out of the season, and came away with a point to remain unbeaten in six matches. No one got the score right this week, but kudos to GeorgeCorps17 and Deschutes for correctly predicting the draw!
Still traveling, so still no standings. Sorry.
And the ways to earn points:
- Correct score: 3 points
- Correct result (draw/win/loss): 2 points
- Each goal-scorer: 1 point
- Each clean sheet: 1 point
- Each assist: 1 point
- Player with the first yellow card of the match: 1 point
- Player with a red card: 1 point
Also, as last year, let's keep score predictions in the realm of possibility. I tend to say no more than eight goals between teams in one game, but since 5-4 is at least possible, and has happened, that eight goal cap is about as hard as MLS's salary cap is. But I don't want to see 7-5 scorelines just to rack up points on goal scorers.
This Sunday, the Timbers travel three timezones to take on the New York Red Bulls. Like the Timbers, New York hasn't managed to build on the success they managed last year, and are coming off a loss to in city rivals, Man City Light. Can the Timbers maintain their run of good form and pull out a result?
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