Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New contest: WCQ Group Stage Goals!

New contest! Exclamation point in the title!

Partly to build off another successful year of the Voyageurs Cup prediction contest, and partly as a strategy to maintain my interest in the qualifying group stage when Canada is mathematically eliminated with two match days to go, I'm launching another contest.

This one is simple: you pick some players, they score some goals, they get some points.

There are 12 teams in this round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.  Some you know well, others you don't.  For that reason, you get to pick a few more players from the bigger teams, and from Canada of course.

Naturally, you should be doing your research on Canada's Group C opponents as well, so they'll have more representation.

The links below will take you to the Wikipedia page for that country's national team, which barring a flurry of furious googling, is the best way to see who their current players are.  Send me an email with the correct number of players from each country, or better yet, copy and paste the spreadsheet below.

All entries are due by noon June 8th.

Select 3 scorers from: Canada
Select 2 scorers from each of: Honduras, Cuba, Panama (Group C), USA (Group A), Mexico (Group B)
Select 1 scorer from each of: Jamaica, Guatemala, Antigua and Barbuda (Group A), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guyana (Group B)

GROUP C Canada





Antigua and Barbuda
GROUP B Mexico

Costa Rica
El Salvador

So copy and paste that gaudy montrosity, and email your picks to  Or just send them to me without the spreadsheet.  But choose wisely.

There will be a prize.  Probably.  You'll have to wait and see what kind of state I'm in after the final match day of this round on October 16th.

Don't forget to tell your friends!

(Did I make it clear that each goal scored by a player you selected gets you a point? Good.  Now you know).

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