Chelsea sits atop… Saints continue to March…

For most, the stunning team this year continues to be Southampton - worthy view as the Saints continue to march towards Europe. I'm not on their bandwagon yet as nearly half the season remains - but if they keep up their team performances, as they have the first 21 games, it is likely they squeeze... Continue Reading →

La Liga – The Comforts of Home?

In a recent article published about Major League Soccer there were clear indications (read here) where Home teams pretty much dominated the win column. Here's a few quick takeaways from that article to give a starting point for La Liga - whether or not the two leagues behave the same - I don't know -... Continue Reading →

MLS – Reading the Tea Leaves and Predicting Week 20 Outcomes…

A full slate of games for Week 20 that started off with a smashing win by San Jose over a very shabby Chicago - were you surprised; you shouldn't have been.  Chicago Fire have the worst average in overall team defensive performance of any team in MLS this year  - and it certainly doesn't get better... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2014 Final; the two best teams? You bet!

If you've been following my adventures in Major League Soccer you'll know that last year the PWP Index did a pretty good job in showing how the team performances played out in comparison to the League Tables (without) including points scored in my calculations. To be honest, with such a small sample point I really... Continue Reading →

Reflections of MLS Week 16; Predictable or not??? And what about Chivas USA these last three games… anything there in PWP to see?

As you know I've attempted to create a Predictability Index (PI) from my Possession with Purpose (PWP) analysis.  Here's a link in case you missed the first article on PWP Predictability. Before looking at the overall results here's a reminder on where all the teams stand after 17 weeks: Not every team has played 18... Continue Reading →

What did Philadelphia do different in beating New England this past weekend?

What, if anything, did Philadelphia Union do that was different from their historical averages so far this year? If you're reading this article first - you may want to check out this article on Composite Possession with Purpose (CPWP) Predictability Index, results for Week 16 in Major League Soccer, first to see why I am offering it.... Continue Reading →

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