Betting comes to Major League Soccer

With betting on sports games legal in the US States I will no longer freely publish my Total Soccer Index; which has a higher predictability correlation to outcomes in MLS games than the Expected Goals model; most betting houses use. If you wish to have access to my index you'll need to speak with me... Continue Reading →

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Soccer Parents – Are You Getting What You Pay For?

Are you wondering whether or not the money you are investing, to help your child learn HOW to play soccer, is giving your child the best return? If you are (perhaps?) these questions may add value in your decision making. Does the head coach have a training plan (curriculum) set up for the next year... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part II

In my most recent article, Coaching Youth Soccer Part I, I ended with this quote. There are roughly 8,250 square yards on a soccer pitch, if a team only makes use of around 7,000 square yards (by consistently playing counter-attacking and direct attacking soccer) then your ability to create time and space is only 3/4ths... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part I

Soccer is a global sport - and some say it's the largest, organized, youth sport in the United States.  Why, in a country with such a huge population of youth soccer players, do we see ourselves failing to qualify for the World Cup?  It isn't because were aren't teaching players the mechanics of executing technical skills... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Who should Head Coach the #USMNT in @USSoccer?

I'm sure there's many ways to determine what Head Coach might best lead the US Men's National Team out of darkness...     I've narrowed my scope of who might fit best by limiting the selection pool to those who currently lead a team in Major League Soccer.  This obviously includes a broad band of candidates -... Continue Reading →

Gluck: It’s not just @USSoccer that needs to “wipe the slate clean”

I'm not on the bandwagon of blasting US Soccer, USSF, Sunil Gulati, the Coaching Staff, or the Players anymore - that's old news for me; especially since the rest of our soccer media has finally caught up to what I was thinking after the US Men's team performance in World Cup 2014.  Here's my summary... Continue Reading →

Gluck: Heaps of News in Major League Soccer This Week

Lots going on to share with you as Major League Soccer gets set for this weekend.  In particular order: Major League Soccer Total Soccer Index (TSI) Eastern Conference Western Conference Jay Heaps gets the heave-ho from New England; why? Quality in MLS - has it got better since 2014? If so, where? Predictions for this... Continue Reading →

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