SKC vs Chivas USA Season opener 3/19 P/I/P [R]

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Buzz Killington, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. morry

    morry Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Denver- Captial Hill
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    and to all the fans who made the trip out to Carson, good luck and good showing
     
  2. TheSmokingPun

    TheSmokingPun Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI"]YouTube - 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes[/ame]

    Gentlemen, we've made it. It's officially today. It's time.
     
  3. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 11, 2006
    Olathe, Kansas
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last year's table was so bifurcated that it's really an outlier, but last year the playoff cut was 1.53 points/game due to the unusually large gap between San Jose and Kansas City. The historical median is still 1.38 points/game with no lasting correlation between ppg and games played at the playoff cut. At 34 games scheduled this season, that rounds off to 47 points. OTOH, if last year's pattern plays out again, the cut would be 52 points. So the short answer is anywhere from 45-52.

    EDIT: 45 represents what the cut would be at 1.33 points/game, which is what it was in fact from 2006-2009. At the other end, if it's any higher than 52, it would be a red flag that the league may be becoming stratified, despite the safeguards in place to prevent it.
     
  4. flamepruf

    flamepruf New Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Jackson, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh Jeesus...is there really a need for math on this forum?

    I was driving 85, in a 55 on I-70 and all those numbers F)(@&%R me up.

    :)
     
  5. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Beat me to it. I'd calculated up, in a WAY less scientific way, that 48 points would get a team in the playoffs this season. I break our season down like this for what we need to accomplish to make the playoffs:
    1) First 10 games on the road - 10 points - anything less and we're fighting an uphill battle.
    2) June 9 - July 16 nine games five being at home - 14 points - Gold Cup will really test our depth.
    3) July 23 - Sept 10 nine straight home games - 18 point - we should get more points than this on such a long home stand.
    4) Final 6 games half at home half away - 8 points - this is pure guess and all depends on form but three of these games will be tough (Crew, RSL, NY)

    That's 50 points and one of the last teams in the playoffs.
     
  6. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Never seen that before. Freaking awesome. Pull that one out when you're having a bad day and all is right in the world.
     
  7. StarsAndStripesFan

    Oct 25, 2009
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Less than 9 hours. I've only been a strong supporter for a few years, about 3, but I can't remember being this excited.

    3 points would be great, but I'd be pretty happy with 1. I think the goats will be better this year. 1-0 or 1-1 would make me pretty happy. Go Sporting!
     
  8. morry

    morry Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Denver- Captial Hill
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Standing by my 4-1 away blowout comb prediction- I'd like to know if we should expect to see Milos starting, or my main man Zusi
     
  9. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
  10. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zusi won't be starting.
     
  11. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Be loud guys! Have fun tonight!
     
  12. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Come to Johnny's early! We need to get and reserve tables ASAP. You'd be tailgating by 6:30, come down and watch some early MLS and the KState game
     
  13. Wizhawk

    Wizhawk Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any recommendations on where to watch in Lawrence? I called Lyon but they said they wouldnt have it on until after the Kstate game.
     
  14. Dirt

    Dirt Member

    May 11, 2006
    KCMO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here we go, here we go, here we go!!!
     
  15. morry

    morry Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Denver- Captial Hill
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    man this day is dragging
     
  16. vividox

    vividox Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2005
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Wow. Did anyone else catch "Shep Unleashed" during the NY-SEA half-time? Basically all he talked about was how "stupid and pretentious" Sporting Kansas City is, and then how the Chad Ochocinco move is just lame fake publicity.

    Whoever decided Shep needs his own segment needs to die.
     
  17. Jough

    Jough Member+

    Jul 30, 2007
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I honestly didn't even know he was still around. While I'd wager there are even people here who would agree with him, it was the least informative minute of my life. I can only hope that the brain cells that remember those 60 seconds instantly killed themselves in order to prevent the rest of my mind from recalling it.
     
  18. ChocolateCandy

    ChocolateCandy Member+

    Jul 23, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. vividox

    vividox Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2005
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Yeah, I think you said it well. There are many other people who agree with him, he just delivers it in such a biased, douchy way. I'm surprised he can say some of the things he does with out getting reprimanded by the league.

    And... theres a goal from CJ. :)
     
  20. morry

    morry Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Denver- Captial Hill
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    three points-

    the away boys are making great noise- if you guys check this we can hear you loud and clear on the Chivas broadcast
     
  21. Jough

    Jough Member+

    Jul 30, 2007
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Awesome goal, great first touch. Any one know what the quickest goal by a rookie is? I could see this one being a record.

    Annnnd, MLS matchday just push updated my phone, calling it a Sassano goal...
     
  22. kfb5926

    kfb5926 Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Prairie Village, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who set up the Sapong goal with the long kick into the box?
     
  23. terps

    terps Member+

    Dec 27, 2009
    Overland Park
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Omar Bravo goal to end the half!
     
  24. morry

    morry Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    Denver- Captial Hill
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hate Justin Braun- we look so much better on a larger field.
     
  25. tKCyclone

    tKCyclone Member

    May 2, 2007
    Johnston, Iowa, USA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not too bad of a opening half to start the season.
     

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