Published on April 14th, 2017 | by Jeff Engelhardt


Week 7: MLS Pick’em Challenge

1. Sean F: +11 (+3)
2. Ricky L: +7 (+1)
3. Jeff: +2 (-3)
3. David: +2 (+1)
5. Anthony P: +1 (+1)
6. Joe C: 0 (-3)
6. HotHam: 0 (No Change)
8. Jaymes G: -2 (-2)
9. Michael T: -4 (-2)
10. Donald H: -5 (N/A)
11. Ryan: -13 (-4)
12. JCIII: -16 (-2)

I don’t know Sean at all, but let me say right now you have an open invitation to come to Vegas with me anytime you want. He’s not only right seemingly every week, but he keeps hitting on the dogs. He’s building a big lead with only Ricky in sight, but there is still plenty of season left to try and catch him.

Each week, you get a chance to pick ONE result from any MLS game. It does not have to be the same game I pick. And points will be earned for each correct result and COULD be lost for a wrong pick. We will keep track of everyone participating and update standings in each weeks post.

If you pick a result with – odds, you are picking the favorite. You can only gain one point (whether it’s -100 or -300), but you will not lose any points if you are incorrect. If you pick a result with + odds, you are picking the underdog. In this scenario you get bonus points based on how big the underdog. But because you are swinging for the fences you can also lose points.  Here is a brief rundown.

+100 odds, you get 2 points if they win, but lose 1 point if it loses

+200 odds, you get 3 points if they win, but lose 2 points if it loses

+300 odds, you get 4 points if they win, but lose 3 points if it loses

Hopefully that all makes sense. Feel free to ask questions if you are confused.

So I will list the odds for every game each week and you just need to submit the pick before kickoff the particular game you are playing that week. You can submit your picks by leaving a comment here or tweeting to @FireOnIceSoccer with the hashtag #pickem.

Week 7 Odds (from Bovada, home team listed first, pick only one)

Philadelphia Union +120, New York City FC +210, Draw +250
Vancouver Whitecaps +150, Seattle Sounders +185, Draw +225
San Jose Earthquakes +150, FC Dallas +195, Draw +225
Montreal Impact +115, Atlanta United +230, Draw +255
Orlando City +130, LA Galaxy +205, Draw +240
Chicago Fire -100, New England Revolution +260, Draw +260
New York Red Bulls -170, DC United +450, Draw +305
Columbus Crew +120, Toronto FC +215, Draw +245
Houston Dynamo -170, Minnesota United +400, Draw +335
Colorado Rapids -115, Real Salt Lake +330, Draw +240
Portland Timbers -115, Sporting Kansas City +300, Draw +255

Jeff’s Pick: Orlando City +130
After losing points for the first time this season, I need to pick up a couple at a time at the very least. I strongly considered a draw in the SJ/Dallas game, but Orlando City gets the nod. Their new home has been a fortress so far and it’s a LONG trip from L.A.

Week 7 Picks
Jeff: Orlando City +130
JCIII: Atlanta United +230
DonaldH: Chicago -100
HotHam: Montreal +115
JaymesG: CLB/TOR Draw +245
JoeC: DC/NYRB Draw +305
MichaelT: Portland -115
AnthonyP: CHI/NE Draw +260
Ryan: Real Salt Lake +330
SeanF: Portland -115
RickyL: Houston -170
David: Atlanta United +230

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