Chicago Fire – Candle Burned at Both Ends

I've heard rumor that the Chicago Fire are looking to add two Designated Players to their squad this off-season - in my view - it'll take a whole lot more than that. In my End of Season analysis here's some statistics, key indicators and observations for your consideration. In case you missed it - it... Continue Reading →

Major League Soccer – Week 25 – Portland finally show up…

While most were probably focused on some other battles this past weekend - and rightly so in some cases - the Timbers might just have shaken the Western Conference a wee bit to reinforce, that when they get their defense right, they will be a team to reckon with. Before diving in though; here's a link... Continue Reading →

What did Philadelphia do different in beating New England this past weekend?

What, if anything, did Philadelphia Union do that was different from their historical averages so far this year? If you're reading this article first - you may want to check out this article on Composite Possession with Purpose (CPWP) Predictability Index, results for Week 16 in Major League Soccer, first to see why I am offering it.... Continue Reading →

MLS Soccer – Fouls in the Defending Third Part II (Ratios to Penetration)

I hadn't considered a Part II (here's Part I) to this evaluation until receiving a some great questions from one of my readers, Oliver Page. His two-part question, yesterday, centered on this "Is there some data on passes conceded in final 3rd compared to fouls. For example I would imagine that Chivas concede many final... Continue Reading →

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