FC Bayern Bullies Werder Bremen and the Bundesliga…

When a team is simply the best a picture speaks a thousand words... Rarely do I ever focus on just one game in my analyses but I think it's worthy to spend just a wee bit of time on the Bayern - Bremen match to really drive home what my Family of Indices can show.... Continue Reading →

MLS – Week 29 – Gregg Berhalter – Manager of the Year? I think so…

Most should know, by now, that the top teams in MLS are queueing up for the final playoff push while others sit in dispair and wonder what's gone wrong... I'll dig into that, in detail, in a few weeks - for now let's take a look at those teams on the cusp (a whole bunch I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Philadelphia Union – the plots thickens – Vartughian pushed out as well…

In case you missed it Philadelphia Union also sacked Rob Vartughian yesterday - one day after Hackworth got the boot. Vartughian was an Assistant Coach and Technical Director. I'm not sure what the Philadelphia Union organization means by calling someone a Technical Director but it's my guess it has something to do with behind the scenes player... Continue Reading →

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