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 →

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Getting More from Less… Major League Soccer

If you've read my previous article on Expected Wins 4 (Is European Football Really Higher Quality than Major League Soccer) you'll know that there are teams out there who can, and do win, 'without' exceeding 50% possession. In my next evolution of analysis, using the Family of Possession with Purpose Indicators on Major League Soccer, here's some... Continue Reading →

The MLS Playoff chase heats up – here’s my Quick Thoughts for this Weekend

The playoff races really begin at this stage of the year - it's pucker time for most to even include those battling for the Wooden Spoon. Here's my lay down on who falls down or rises to the occasion. First up: Sporting KC versus Houston Dynamo - I'm not really sure anyone needs an education... Continue Reading →

LA Galaxy takes Supporters Shield? Chivas or Montreal with the Wooden Spoon? MLS After Week 24

The plot thickens as the weeks begin to shed away in Major League Soccer this year.  A number of teams have consistently been at or near the top of my Composite PWP Index as much as a number of teams have consistently been near the bottom as well. So two things this week:  Checking the... Continue Reading →

Week 17 in MLS (2013 versus 2014) PWP; And what about DC United this year?

Over a year has passed since my first broad strokes about Possession with Purpose were applied to Major League Soccer; since then we've had one full year to look at it and how things have played out. So how do things stack up today versus Week 17 last year, and, is something going on with... Continue Reading →

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