Major League Soccer Returns – So Does Possession with Purpose

Well...  There's a World Cup like Major League Soccer tournament starting in July and I'll be with you all the way as I bring to bear my Possession with Purpose Total Soccer Index. As a reminder here's what my Index is all about: PWP TSI Within you'll find: Definition of TSI Purpose of TSI Premise... Continue Reading →

@Timbersfc 1 @NashvilleSC Nil #RCTID

If you were expecting to see significant tactical changes against Nashville (weak expansion side) compared to the pathetic controlled possession we saw against Minnesota I pity you. Yes, Portland got three points, at home.  But should we be satisfied with that result? Many will argue yes, as in four or five weeks time we'll forget... Continue Reading →

Moneyball 3 Soccer Statistics – Major League Soccer (2014 to 2016 in Review)

Each year for the last two years I've offered some thoughts on current soccer statistics, their strengths and weaknesses, how current efforts are taking shape, and how English Premier League team statistics (in a limited measurement period) offer that one size / type of statistic doesn't show equally. Here's a link to those previous articles in case you missed... Continue Reading →

Major League Soccer – Can it truly reach the heights of top European Leagues by 2025?

What prompted this piece was the recent article published on Soccer By Ives about Don Garber's vision for MLS by 2025 : It's a good article and worth the read.   Editorial - In a follow up to this article (below) Stephen Brandt and I, on Yellowcardedpod, interview Brian Dunseth and Thomas Rongen on some... Continue Reading →

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