Is European Football Really Higher Quality than Major League Soccer? Expected Wins 4

Jurgen Klinsmann made a statement the other week about his preference that players working to make the USMNT play in Europe not in America. Lots of hoo-haw followed with opinions being thrown out there by just about everyone. As far as I know no-one has, as yet, come up with a way to quantitatively measure... Continue Reading →

Malaga and Almeria – Two Teams going in Different Directions?

My next installment on La Liga takes a look at Week 12 and compares how things have progressed or digressed for teams since Week 6. If you've not followed my Possession with Purpose analyses in the past here's a quick link to an Introduction. Some movers to be sure, so to give the Index some... Continue Reading →

Terrible Start for Borussia Dortmund

Is Borussia Dortmund really that bad? Doubtful, but it's results like these that are a nightmare for supporters, members of the Coaching staff and Front Office types alike. So with the ability to evaluate team performance (outside of just results) what better team to run through the Possession with Purpose grinder? (Edit) - Latest sees... Continue Reading →

Earthquakes, Shake, Rattle and Roll-Over

Not the best of seasons for San Jose this year - what started as a renewed vision for Mark Watson, this season, has now turned to a renewed vision for Dominic Kinnear next season. Like Chicago Fire (Candle Burned at Both Ends) and Houston Dynamo (Dynamic Dynamo Demagnatized as Dominic Departs) I'll be peeling back... Continue Reading →

Hammers hurdle forward and Villa vanquishes backwards

A tale of two teams! The last time I dug into the English Premier League (Week 6) the League Table had Chelsea 1st (16 points), Southampton (13 points), followed by Man City (11 points), then Aston Villa, Swansea City, and Arsenal all tied for fifth on (10 points). And here's how the Composite PWP Index... Continue Reading →

Dynamic Dynamo De-Magnetized as Dominic Departs

In the next installment of my End of Season analyses here's my look at the Houston Dynamo.¬† Last week I offered my End of Season analysis on the Chicago Fire (found here:)¬†Candle Burned at Both Ends. Previous to that I offered up my two part series on the Portland Timbers here (Defense) and here (Attacking).... Continue Reading →

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