Betting comes to Major League Soccer

With betting on sports games legal in the US States I will no longer freely publish my Total Soccer Index; which has a higher predictability correlation to outcomes in MLS games than the Expected Goals model; most betting houses use. If you wish to have access to my index you'll need to speak with me... Continue Reading →

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Gluck: Coaching Youth #Soccer Part II

In my most recent article, Coaching Youth Soccer Part I, I ended with this quote. There are roughly 8,250 square yards on a soccer pitch, if a team only makes use of around 7,000 square yards (by consistently playing counter-attacking and direct attacking soccer) then your ability to create time and space is only 3/4ths... 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?  It isn't because were aren't teaching players the mechanics of executing technical skills... 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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