Women’s World Cup – Possession with Purpose

In putting together my next effort on Possession with Purpose I figured the next step was to compare the Men's game from the Women's game and try to answer at least this question... Is there a tactical or technical difference in team performance that shows itself when looking at possession with purpose? The short answer... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part I

Soccer is a global sport - and some say it's the largest, organized, youth sport in the United States.  Why, in a country with such a huge population of youth soccer players, do we see ourselves failing to qualify for the World Cup?  I don't think it's because we aren't teaching players the mechanics of technical... Continue Reading →

Hypothetical Interview as a Head Coach of the #USMNT

My motivation for offering this article stems from reading this interview session  Matthew Futterman had with Jurgen Klinsmann through the Wall Street Journal. Great article - recommend you read it! Coaching soccer in America is not like coaching soccer in Europe.   Here's my hypothetical interview as if I were still a Head Coach using the same... 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 :  http://www.sbisoccer.com/2015/09/insists-worlds-leagues.html 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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