Vancouver and beyond???

While the result, and how that result was achieved, will certainly not be lost on the soccer world I do feel and think there is a cause for concern to consider as the Timbers prepare for Vancouver, and beyond, this Sunday. The decision to replace Lucas Melano with George Fochive in the 85th minute. As a caveat,... 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 →

Road Warriors – Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders have one of the most advanced statistics programs in Major League Soccer.  And while I don't have a specific gauge that tracks the effectiveness and efficiency of their statistical analysis it's a good bet their approach has had some level of influence in how their organization performed this year. NOTE: Given recent... Continue Reading →

MLS – Week 32 – Down to One Battle (Portland or Vancouver)?

The Playoffs are all but settled barring the final team to advance out of the Great Northwest... is it Vancouver or Portland? Given that I'll spend a few minutes on each team offering up some strengths and weaknesses but first; as usual the Possession with Purpose Family of Indices beginning with the Composite Index: Note... Continue Reading →

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