What’s Different About #Portland @Timbersfc this Year?

Caleb Porter left Portland Timbers at the end of 2017.  There were many rumors as to why that happened; I put (some) of my thoughts in writing here:  Porter Pulls out of Portland I didn't include everything and still won't; what happens behind closed-doors should stay behind closed doors. But here's what I offered almost... Continue Reading →

Wayne Rooney and @DCUnited

DC united introduced the addition of Wayne Rooney a few weeks back and I wanted to check and see if he's made a difference in team performance as measured by the Total Soccer Index. My analysis and thoughts on Rooney's impact for your consideration: DC UNITED   After reviewing the data and ending analysis it's... Continue Reading →

Total #Soccer Index #WorldCup 2018 Predictions for the Semi Finals

Coming into the Quarterfinals the Total Soccer Index had been 100% accurate in predicting the Knockout stage winners:   When removing Cavani player performance, for Uruguay, prior to the Quarterfinals, the Total Soccer Index had been 100% accurate in predicting the quarterfinal winners: That ends up seeing the TSI being 12 for 12 in predicting... Continue Reading →

Major League Soccer and Possession with Purpose

Major League Soccer nears the All Star break and most teams have reached the mid-point in games played. From top to bottom here's the latest on MLS team performance in possession, passing accuracy, penetration, creation, precision, and finishing. Being the best in just one of those categories does not mean you are the best in... Continue Reading →

Gluck – An Open Letter to Earnie Stewart @USSoccer

Dear Earnie (Sir),  you've got five tasks: Lead the hiring process and serve as counsel for head coach Establish a style of play and nurturing team culture Identify short- and long-term player pool Build relationships with players, clubs and leagues Facilitate internal player development Lead the hiring process and serve as counsel for head coach:  You shouldn't... Continue Reading →

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