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 →

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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 →

PWP thru Week 12 + Home or Away who’s better/worse in PWP?

If you've been following my Possession with Purpose and Expected Wins articles/streaming research you should know by now that the data had a pretty strong correlation to the MLS League Tables last year. So how do things look for PWP at this stage in the MLS this year?   A few thoughts.... It's early days... Continue Reading →

You say you want a Revolution – A different angle on PWP and Team Performance

A superb run with five wins and a draw in six games; by most standards that is a compelling argument for consistency.  I agree and their overall Composite Possession with Purpose Index rating continues to climb. They've (New England) climbed from 17th in PWP (week 5) to 7th after week 11; a superb shift of 10... Continue Reading →

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