June 15, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em: Quarterfinals: The Copa America quarterfinals begin at 9:30 p.m. EDT Thursday night when the U.S. hosts Ecuador. After the group stage, Tron7 leads our contest followed by Billsaysthis and Rcade. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game and one goal scorer per game.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:36 PM - 19 comments


Pick the winner of each game: 30 points

Pick the score: 5 points for winner's total, 5 points for loser's total, 5 more points for both right

Pick one player per game: 2 points per goal



Check your entry last week to ensure your score is correct.


Thursday: U.S. vs Ecuador
Friday: Peru vs. Colombia
Saturday: Argentina vs. Venezuela
Saturday: Mexico vs. Chile

posted by rcade at 01:40 PM on June 15, 2016

Thursday: USA 2, Ecuador 1 (Dempsey, USA)

Friday: Colombia 2, Peru 0 (Zapata, Colombia)

Saturday: Argentina 0 (win on PK), Venezuela 0 (Messi, Argentina)

Sunday: Mexico 3, Chile 2 (Hernandez, Mexico)

posted by grum@work at 01:54 PM on June 15, 2016

USA 2, Ecuador 0 (Wood)
Colombia 3, Peru 0 (James)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 (Messi)
Chile 2, Mexico 0 (Vidal)

posted by yerfatma at 02:09 PM on June 15, 2016

Forgot to ask: What American beer are you pairing with tomorrow's match? I managed to find some Stone Enjoy By 7.4.16 double IPA.

posted by rcade at 02:17 PM on June 15, 2016

U.S. 2-1 Ecuador (Dempsey)
Peru 0-2 Colombia (James)
Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (Messi)
Mexico 1-1 Chile [Mexico advances on penalties 4-3] (Chicharito]

Three Floyds Zombie Dust

posted by holden at 11:32 PM on June 15, 2016

USA 2-1 Ecuador, Cameron
Peru 0-0 Columbia (Peru wins on penalties), James
Argentina 3-1 Venezuela, Messi
Mexico 2-1 Chile, Vargas

I haven't gone to the beer store yet, but I think I'll get something from Flying Dog. Their Raging Bitch Belgian IPA is a solid choice, but maybe they have something seasonal.

posted by bender at 10:31 AM on June 16, 2016

USA 1-0 Ecuador, Dempsey
Columbia 2-0 Peru, James
Argentina 1-0 Venezuela, Messi
Chile 3-2 Mexico, Sanchez

Great Divide Titan IPA... or maybe PBR. Depends how hot it gets.

posted by tron7 at 10:49 AM on June 16, 2016

USA 1 - Ecuador 1 (a.e.t. USA advances on PKs), Enner Valencia
Columbia 2 - Peru 1, Edwin Cardona
Argentina 3 - Venezuela 1, Lionel Messi
Chile 2 - Mexico 1, Alexis Sanchez

Blackfoot River Brewing - Tartanic Scottish Ale

posted by prof at 12:55 PM on June 16, 2016

Ecuador 2, USA 1 (Clint Dempsey)

Colombia 3, Peru 1 (J. Rodriguez)

Argentina 3, Venezuela 0 (Di Maria)

Chile 3, Mexico 2 (Alexis Sanchez)

Whatever beer they sell at the stadium.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:01 PM on June 16, 2016

U.S. 3-1 Ecuador (Wood)
Peru 1-2 Colombia (Cardona)
Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (Messi) Venezuelans reach the hard wall
Mexico 2-3 Chile (Sanchez) But Chile will win due to favorable refereeing

posted by billsaysthis at 04:06 PM on June 16, 2016

U.S. 2, Ecuador 1 (Clint Dempsey)
Colombia 2, Peru 0 (James Rodriguez)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 0 (Lionel Messi)
Chile 2, Mexico 1 (Alexis Sanchez)

Stone Enjoy By 7.4.16

posted by rcade at 05:06 PM on June 16, 2016

US 1, Equador 2 (Enner Valencia)
Peru 0, Colombia 3 (James Rodriguez)
Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 (Gonzalo Higuain)
Mexico 1, Chile 0 (Javier Hernandez)

Tired Hands Hoi Polloi

posted by cl at 06:07 PM on June 16, 2016

Four of us got 47 points out of U.S.-Ecuador. Maximum 45 for the outcome, two for Dempsey's goal.

posted by rcade at 12:34 AM on June 17, 2016

I hate the two yellows/yellow card accumulation rule in international tournaments. It's just too small of a sample size that allows for fluky bookings to sideline a player. I would prefer to see three yellows with no reset or maybe after two yellows the player has to sit out the first half of the next match.

posted by holden at 10:03 AM on June 17, 2016

I do too. Losing Brooks and Jones makes a daunting proposition seem like one where I hope the U.S. players get Messi's autograph and a selfie so they have something to remember from the game.

posted by rcade at 10:04 PM on June 17, 2016

rcade -- thankfully Brooks, who I think has been the best US defender in this tournament, was not one of the players who will miss the next game. Bedoya and Wood are off due to yellow accumulation, while Jones is out for a straight red.

posted by holden at 10:44 PM on June 17, 2016

Well done, cl. You crushed that Argentina pick.

posted by Goyoucolts at 09:04 PM on June 18, 2016

Even a broken prognosticator is right once a tournament.

posted by cl at 10:55 PM on June 18, 2016

I may have whiffed on the result of last night's match, but at least I had Vargas. Only 8 points, though...

posted by bender at 03:58 PM on June 19, 2016

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