Lineup Vs Jamaica Prediction contest

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by ursula, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    The interesting thing about the standard lineup thread is the wide variety of possible starting lineups being thrown out. Collectively we have no real idea what Arena is gonna do. I like that.

    So why not have a quickie contest?


    The goal: predict the US starting lineup and subs Arena will use vs Jamaica.

    Scoring:

    1 point for correctly predicting a starter, regardless of where they start.

    1 point for predicting the correct starting position of a player.

    (In other words if JOB starts and you predict it you get one point. You get another point if you correctly predict that JOB starts at.. I dunno- left wing say.)

    1 point for getting the entire defense, midfield, and/or forward lines right. Up to 3 points can be earned this way. (Sorry the keeper doesn't come into this.)

    1 point for each sub correctly predicted.

    An additional 1 point for correctly predicting who that player subs in for.

    Tie breaker:

    Name the minute each sub enters play.


    Entries have to be posted by noon ET.
     
  2. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    My entry:

    --------------------Keller
    Cherundolo--Gooch---Conrad---Vanney
    -----------------Mastroeni
    Ralston----------------------Beasley
    ---------------Donovan
    -------Quaranta----------Wolff

    subs:

    JOB for Donovan 80'

    Dempsey for Wolff 65'

    Armas for Quaranta 75'
     
  3. galaxyfan03

    galaxyfan03 Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    Glendale, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My entry:

    ----------------------------------Keller-----------------------
    Cherundolo-----------Onyewu--------------Conrad-----Vanney
    --------------------------------Mastroeni--------------------
    --Ralston--------------------------------------------Beasley--
    -----------------------------------JOB-----------------------
    ---------------Donovan----------------------Wolff------------

    Subs:

    Dempsey for Ralston 65'
    Quaranta for Wolff 75'
    Armas for JOB 80'
     
  4. twenty

    twenty New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    -------------Keller

    Dolo---Conrad---Onyewu---Vanney

    Ralston--Mastro--O'brien--Beasley

    -------Donovan--Wolff

    Dempsey for O'brien (71)
    Noonan for Wolff (76)
    Quaranta for Ralston (81)

    What do I win?
     
  5. Treat2506

    Treat2506 New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Yonkers, NY
    Keller

    Dolo------Gooch----Pope------Hejduk

    -----------Mastro-----JOB

    Ralston-----------------------DFB
    ------------Noonan----LD

    SUBS:

    Dempsey for JOB '62
    Conrad for Pope '71
    Armas for Mastro '78
     
  6. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia

    Uuuuhhhh.... my undying admiration?
     
  7. Holla at ya boy

    May 15, 2005
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    -----Keller-----
    Dolo-Pope-Boca-Vanney
    Ralston-Donovan-Dempsey-Beasley
    McBride-Wolff

    Hejduk for Vanney 71
    Mastroeni for Dempsey 53
    Noonan for Wolff 83
     
  8. ur_land

    ur_land New Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    -----------Keller-------------
    Dolo--Gooch--Pope--Hejduk
    ---------Mastro------------
    Ralston--O'brien--Beaser
    -----LD------Wolff----------

    Dempsey on for o'brien 55'
    Conrad on for Wolff 75'
    Noonan for Ralston 88'
     
  9. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ---------------------Keller--------------------
    Cherundolo----Conrad----Onyewu---Vanney
    -------------------Mastroeni------------------
    Ralston--------------------------------O'Brien
    ---------------Donovan----Beasley-----------
    ----------------------Wolff--------------------

    Noonan for O'Brien 65'
    Dempsey for Wolff 76'
    Armas for Beasley 85'
     
  10. Aquarius21

    Aquarius21 New Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Plano, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, since Hejduk's suspended, and Pope is still questionable, here's my lineup:

    -----Keller-----
    Cherundolo-----Gooch-----Vanney
    Ralston-----Mastroeni-----Beasely
    ----- O'Brien-----Dempsey-----
    ------Noonan-----Donovan

    Quaranta for Noonan (63rd)
    Conrad for Gooch (76th)
    Armas for Mastro (84th)
     
  11. Ray Luca

    Ray Luca BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Feb 2, 2005
    Do you think we have enough up top to get the scoring we need to win?

    Donovan out in the 80 minute so you think we have the game won by the 80 minute? I hope your right.

    Armas for Quaranta 75 minute to help hold the lead? When we do that we have more of a tendcy to clear out of pressure then to play out of pressure. We become weaker when we clear out of pressure that does not make it easier on the defense it makes it harder.
     
  12. Ray Luca

    Ray Luca BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Feb 2, 2005
    So far I like this better.
     
  13. Ray Luca

    Ray Luca BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Feb 2, 2005
    This looks like playing with only 3 mids right? You think we won't lose the midfield with just three mids?
     
  14. United20

    United20 Member

    Feb 26, 2001
    New York City
    ................................Keller.........................
    Cherundolo.......Gooch..........Pope........Hejduk
    ............................Mastroeni.......................
    Dempsey..........................................Noonan
    .............................O'Brien.........................
    ...............Donovan...............Beasley............

    For the lucky subs:


    Wolff for Noonan in 70'
    Armas for O'Brien in 75'
     
  15. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NE has a big game so i wouldn't doubt Bruce maybe holding one NE player out and also subbing off Donovan if they get in a good position.

    ............Marcus..............
    Hedjuk....Gooch...Pope...Vanney
    Quaranta...Donovan...Pablo...Beasely
    ........Noonan.....Wolff


    O'Brien for Donovan
    Davis for Beasley
    Armas for Pablo

    Rally and Dempsey play for NE that night
    Donovan gets subbed by 60' and is released to play Madrid.
     
  16. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Member+

    Aug 24, 1999
    ----------------Keller-----------------

    Cherundolo--Conrad---Gooch---Vanney

    --------------Mastroeni--------------

    Quaranta----------------------Beasley

    ----------------O'brien---------------

    -------Donovan----------Wolff -------

    subs:

    Dempsey for O'brien

    Armas for Quaranta
     
  17. forza inter

    forza inter Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Middletown, ct
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    keller

    dolo conrad gooch vanney
    ralston mastro obrien beasley
    donovan wolfe

    subs: dempsey, quaranta, noonan or armas/olsen if winning


    forza inter
     
  18. Bigrose30

    Bigrose30 Member+

    Sep 11, 2004
    Jersey City, NJ
    ------------Keller----------------
    Cherundolo-Gooch-Conrad-Vanney
    --------O'Brien-Mastroeni--------
    Ralston-------------------Beasley
    -----------Donovan--------------
    ------------Wolff----------------


    Dempsey for O'Brien in the 62nd Minute
    Noonan for Wolff in the 71st Minute
    Armas for Ralston in the 79th Minute

    Yoink.
     
  19. Murray

    Murray Member

    Aug 2, 1999
    Glendale, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My entry:

    --------------------Keller
    Cherundolo--Conrad---Onyewu---Vanney
    -----------------Mastroeni
    O'Brien----------------------Beasley
    ---------------Dempsey
    -------Donovan----------Wolff

    subs:

    Noonan for O'Brien 65'

    Ralston for Dempsey 75'

    Armas for Wolff 80'
     
  20. hockeyrules

    hockeyrules Member

    Oct 4, 2003
    -------------Keller------------------

    Cherundolo----Gooch-----Conrad-----Vanney

    ---------------O'Brien-----------------

    Ralston-------------------------Beasley

    -----------Donovan------------------

    --------Dempsey----------Wolff---------

    Dempsey because, well, it's Jamaica.
     
  21. Jonez

    Jonez New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Boston
    -------------------Keller------------------

    Cherundolo----Gooch-----Conrad-----Vanney

    ------------------Mastroeni-----------------

    Ralston-------------------------------O'Brien

    ------------------Donovan------------------

    --------Dempsey----------Beasley---------
     
  22. cyberthoth

    cyberthoth Member

    Nashville SC
    Aug 7, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not what I want but what I expect...

    Keller
    Cherundelo Conrad Gooch Vanney
    Armas Mastroeni
    Donovan Beasley
    Wolff Noonan

    Dempsy on for Wolff
    Santino on for Noonan
    Obrien on for Beasley
     
  23. United20

    United20 Member

    Feb 26, 2001
    New York City
    A couple changes

    ................................Keller.........................
    Cherundolo.......Gooch.........Conrad........Vanney
    ............................Mastroeni.......................
    Dempsey..........................................Noonan
    .............................O'Brien.........................
    ...............Donovan...............Beasley............

    For the lucky subs:


    Wolff for Noonan in 70'
    Armas for O'Brien in 75'[/QUOTE]
     
  24. fusion101

    fusion101 Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    -----------Keller
    Cherundolo, Gooch, Conrad, Vanney
    ----------Mastroeni
    ----Ralston , O'Brien, DMB
    -------Donovan, Dempsey

    Wolff for Dempsey in 65
    Armas for O'Brien 75
     
  25. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Final Results

    Before I get to the winner, a couple of items:

    -Only Bigrose30 nailed the entire starting lineup.

    -However Bigrose30 didn't get everyone in their right place. So the poster who got the most points just with the starters was UxSxAxfooty with 22 points.

    -The subs tripped up most people. Most posters got Armas correct.

    -The Armas sub- when it happened- was the very close tie breaker twice as one poster predicted the sub at 80' while the other (including me) predicted 75'.

    - 17 out of 18 posters picked Dempsey to either start or (mostly) to sub. Oops!

    - No one picked Olsen to play. (Well one posters sort of cheated.) Damn!

    - 2 posters picked Hedjuk. 1 picked Bocanegra (!)- to team up with Pope in the central defense. 4 picked Pope. No one picked JOB at left back.

    -The poster named twenty got- you guessed it! 20 points.

    -naming the back line correctly - 13 of 18 posters did that- separated the high and low scores here.


    Okay, okay. The final point total, least points scored first with tie breakers where needed:

    Holla at ya boy- 12
    Onionsack- 12
    Treat2506- 14
    ur_land- 15
    Aquarius21- 15
    United20- 18
    hockeyrules-19
    cyberthoth-19
    Nutmeg- 19
    fusion101- 19
    Murray- 19
    twenty- 20
    Jonez- 21
    forza inter- 21
    ursula- 21
    galaxyfan03- 21
    Bigrose30- 22


    And the winner with 23 points---- UxSxAxfooty!


    Thanks for playing and if you can think of improvements to the game let me know and maybe I'll do this for the next game.
     

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