Major League Soccer – Week 28 – A Union divided? Not now…

Twenty eight games in - the screws are tightening and the pucker factor hit the Vancouver Whitecaps big time; see here: Valeri's vicious volley from Villafana vanquishes Vancouver. For me though, the real story is how the tables have turned in Philadelphia - I'll get to that in just a wee bit - for now here's... Continue Reading →

UEFA Champions League – Let the games begin…

Well, it's started - the World Cup of League Football for most; at least in my eyes that is. Who's going to come out on top and who's not? Of course these teams are the best of the best (so-to-speak) and that means I won't be using words/phrases like sucks, bottom dweller, or some other... Continue Reading →

English Premier League – Week 4 – Relegation battle begins…

I've no doubt many of the headlines on the English Premier League this week dig into Manchester United's convincing win over Crystal Palace...   That's probably appropriate for most but I, often times, like to write about the un-obvious. So even though Angel Di Maria looked great - I'd offer he was a stud playing amongst English school... Continue Reading →

Bundesliga – Week 3 – Relegation Discussion Already? U Bet!

No doubt Bayern Munich will continue their disciplined march to the top of the Bundesliga League Table;  a few teams like, Borussia Dortmund, or even Hannover 96, might have something to say about that. Before getting started on this week's update though; a reminder for those who wish to refresh, or learn anew, what Possession with... Continue Reading →

Consistency of Purpose – Defending – Major League Soccer

Consistency of Purpose - as a business analyst I know that organizations usually strive for consistency in performance.  The general idea behind this is that before you can really begin to assess what improvements need to be made you first need to have some sort of 'control' over the effort. In laymen's 'statistical' terms - the... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose – Revised Introduction

It's time to offer up another revised version of my Possession with Purpose Analysis. My intent here is to: Provide an update that may help simplify this effort, and Update new links to articles most have found to be of great interest in the last year. To begin... Possession with Purpose (PWP): The End State,... Continue Reading →

Colorado Rapids Ripped, Sundered, and Shredded – MLS Soccer through Week 26

It's been awhile, I suppose, since a score-line of 6-nil has popped up in Major League Soccer and given the rarity, at least this year, I figured it'd be a worthy way to peel back how things are going in my traditional review of Major League Soccer each week. As for the last time a score-line... Continue Reading →

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