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Chris Gluck
Beaverton, Oregon

Bio: I am a retired US Air Force disabled veteran who has been conducting Professional Soccer Analysis since June 2012 and most recently returned to the world of coaching soccer after a 14 year break, I am an Assistant Coach with Forest Grove High School Varsity Boys Soccer and Aloha United FC. My philosophy as a coach is to advocate controlled possession-based soccer recognizing that flexibility on the soccer pitch is paramount to a teams' success. I teach players 'how' to play soccer once they've mastered the technical skills needed to control and pass the ball on the pitch. I currently offer up my own brand of soccer analysis (Possession with Purpose) covering the English Premier League, Major League Soccer, the Bundesliga, La Liga, World Cup, and UEFA Champions League. My recent achievements include being an invited guest speaker at the 2014 World Conference on Science and Soccer and presenting my work at the 2017 World Conference on Science and Soccer. The academic paper supporting those presentations was published in London, England in 2016. I analyze team performance statistics as well as conducting predictive analysis based upon those current trends. Most recently I've signed an NDA with a international soccer analytics firm based in Europe; as such all my previously published algorithms have been 'unpublished' on this site. My work was published in England, 2016, by Routledge, Taylor, and Francis - International Research in Science and Soccer II. I've provided soccer analysis on local TV, in Portland, A recent Regional Emmy Award winner with Comcast Sports Northwest "Soccer City PDX" TV show. I occasionally guest on soccer podcasts across the country discussing MLS, USMNT and other leagues in Europe or the United States to include College Soccer, NPSL, PDL, USL, NASL, EPL, USMNT, and USWNT. My background in soccer started in the United Kingdom, where, as an American, I was the General Manager, President and a Head Coach with an English Youth Football Club just outside of Thetford, England. (Barnham Bulldogs FC). I also served as a head coach for U-11/12's, and obtained my English FA Youth Team Managers' License Certification through Norwich City FC. Upon returning to the U.S., I was an Assistant Coach and eventually a Head Coach within the Ajax Youth Football Club organization, Kent Washington. I retain COPYRIGHT on The Possession With Purpose ideas and research published on these sites.

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