Packing in Portland, PTFC vs SKC Pre-Match Thoughts for your Consideration

It's been some time since I put pen to paper talking Timbers; I want to offer my thanks to the guys on the Outer Roses Podcast for re-energizing my passion in watching and offering thoughts about Portland. I said this back in 2012 and it's worth repeating, the single greatest soccer stadium for atmosphere, in... 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 :  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 →

La Liga – Semana 2 – ¿Quién va a mantenerse al día con el Barcelona ?

Se me pidió que publicar este artículo en español - usando Google Traductor así es como Inglés traducido al español - espero que sea útil .... Aun cuando todavía es pronto sólo hay algunas cosas que ya se hacen a sí mismos clara - El Barcelona es el equipo a vencer en la Liga. Estoy... Continue Reading →

Bundesliga – Possession with Purpose Indices after Week 1

Most should know I've embarked on creating my Possession with Purpose Indices for the English Premier League this season; plus my continuing adventure in Major League Soccer; up new for this coming football season will be my weekly review on the Bundesliga... ...my continuing adventure in determining the value of this highly successful Index approach... Continue Reading →

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