US Men’s National Team Mauls the Minnow Guatemala 4-nil

This should have been the repeat headline from last week - and thankfully the last week headline wasn't a repeat this week! I'll be the first (probably 100th though) person to congratulate the players on their performance yesterday - well done lads! Now the grist - with the caveat "I'm still frustrated"!  🙂 It's my... Continue Reading →

Moneyball 2 – Soccer Statistics – Taking it to the next level

Probably the biggest leader in soccer analytics (Prozone Sports) have released two products in the last year, or so, that should begin to change the landscape of soccer statistics. I applaud their actions but I'm still not convinced they scratch the right itch, or at least my question; what are the best statistics available to better... Continue Reading →

Timbers vs Real Salt Lake – Quick Match Preview

Like many other Timbers supporters I'm hoping the defensive mistakes made against San Jose last week don't show themselves again this week. Caleb Porter is a team builder - not team destroyer - and I'm sure he's had positive words with the lads to keep them looking forward while also reinforcing some finer issues about... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose is Published

Possession with Purpose analytical approach is published! Four years ago I began a journey blogging about the Portland Timbers. Part of that journey included speaking with Caleb Porter, and others, about my new analytical approach to measuring team performance in soccer. For those that have followed my journey (that continues) my thanks. To those that... Continue Reading →

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