June 24, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals: The Copa America Centenario finishes this weekend with a U.S./Colombia third-place game at 8 p.m. EDT on Saturday and an Argentina/Chile championship game on 8 p.m. Sunday. Billsaysthis leads our contest with Tron7 3 points behind. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game, one goal scorer per game and some additional props.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:31 AM - 15 comments

I'm not going to have internet access from Thursday - Sunday morning.

Therefore, I'm going to make my picks for the Copa America final now:

Argentina 3 - Colombia/Chile 1 (Messi)

Tie-breaker :
If it's time of last goal : 83 minutes
If it's time of first goal: 21 minutes
If it's number of cards (yellow+red): 6
If it's possession percentage: Argentina 68%

I'll have to wait to see the results on Wednesday to make my Euro 2016 picks for the round of 16.

posted by grum@work at 12:12 AM on June 22, 2016




Argentina 4, U.S. 0
Chile 2, Colombia 0

Goal scorers picked by players: 2: Hiquain; 1: Messi, Aranguiz


1. Pick the winner of the final: 120 points

2. Pick the score: 20 points for winner's total, 20 points for loser's total, 20 points for both being right

3. Pick one player in the game: 10 points per goal

4. Pick three players who will get a yellow or red card: 5 points per yellow, 25 per red

5. Pick the winner of the third-place game: 30 points

6. Pick the score: 5 points for winner's total, 5 points for loser's total, 5 points for both being right

7. Pick one player per game: 2 points per goal

8. Tiebreaker: Pick the time of the first goal in the final (minutes and seconds). Closest wins. If two players choose the same time, the one who picked it first wins.


Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT: U.S. vs. Colombia third-place game

Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT: Argentina vs. Chile final

posted by rcade at 10:31 AM on June 24, 2016


posted by billsaysthis at 10:34 AM on June 24, 2016

Argentina 2-1 Chile

Goals: Higuain

Cards: Medel, Rojo, Vidal

U.S 1-2 Colombia

Goals: Wood

First goal at 27:34

posted by holden at 12:12 PM on June 24, 2016

Argentina 3-1 Chile
Goals: Messi
Cards: Vidal (this is such a no-brainer ;))
First goal: 11:15

USA 2-1 Colombia
Goals: Dempsey

posted by billsaysthis at 01:22 PM on June 24, 2016

Argentina 3-2 Chile, Messi
Vidal, Beausjour, Medel

USA 2-0 Colombia, Pulisic

posted by bender at 12:07 AM on June 25, 2016

Argentina 3 Chile 2
Goals: Messi
Cards: Vidal Rojo Medel
First Goal : 32:07

Colombia 2 US 0
Goals: Rodriguez

posted by tron7 at 04:26 PM on June 25, 2016

Chile 2, Argentina 1
Scorer: Alexis Sanchez
Cards: Nicolas Gaitan, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla
First goal: 20:59

U.S. 3, Colombia 2
Scorer: James Rodriguez

posted by rcade at 05:39 PM on June 25, 2016

Billsaysthis: You need two more yellow/red card accumulators.

posted by rcade at 05:40 PM on June 25, 2016

Cards: Vidal (nb), Mascherano, Beausejour

(Thanks rcade)

posted by billsaysthis at 06:46 PM on June 25, 2016

I'm too late for the 3rd place game:

Argentina 3, Chile 1
Goals: Messi
Cards: Medel, Gaitan, Vidal
First Goal: 8:30

posted by grum@work at 03:02 PM on June 26, 2016

Tim Howard was looking pretty mighty in that game. I'm curious whether he would've played Argentina better, though I am overall happy with Brad Guzan.

posted by rcade at 06:50 PM on June 26, 2016

Argentina 2, Chile 1

Goals: Messi

Cards: Vidal, Rojo, Isla

First Goal: 17:00

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:33 PM on June 26, 2016

That was a disgracefully weak second yellow. Two of the last three Copa America games ruined by bizarre sendings-off.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:39 PM on June 26, 2016

This has been a very entertaining match--particularly after halftime! It's too bad it's going to be decided on penalties.

posted by bender at 10:44 PM on June 26, 2016

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