Colorado Rapids Ripped, Sundered, and Shredded – MLS Soccer through Week 26

It's been awhile, I suppose, since a score-line of 6-nil has popped up in Major League Soccer and given the rarity, at least this year, I figured it'd be a worthy way to peel back how things are going in my traditional review of Major League Soccer each week. As for the last time a score-line... Continue Reading →

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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 →

FC Dallas; are they for real this year? You Bet – and here’s why…

Coming off a comprehensive thrashing where FC Dallas dominated to San Jose (5-nil this past weekend) Dallas has thrown down the gauntlet that the woeful run last year, and missing the playoffs, is not a likely scenario this year. And some might offer that San Jose aren't exactly 'top flight' this year - I disagree... Continue Reading →

Do they know the way? – San Jose – MLS After Week 22

While many might consider the Portland Timbers a sleeper in the Western Conference this year, there may be indications that San Jose might fit that title as well. But before considering a potential answer to that question let's take a look at some of their team performance indicators. First in... San Jose have three games... Continue Reading →

MLS – Reading the Tea Leaves and Predicting Week 20 Outcomes…

A full slate of games for Week 20 that started off with a smashing win by San Jose over a very shabby Chicago - were you surprised; you shouldn't have been.  Chicago Fire have the worst average in overall team defensive performance of any team in MLS this year  - and it certainly doesn't get better... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose – Who’s hot and who’s not in the last ten weeks?

A different view on Possession with Purpose in Major League Soccer this week.... this time around I'll be offering up my Indices using just that last ten weeks of the MLS Regular season to look for any trends in who's better or worse compared to the season as a whole. For those not familiar with... Continue Reading →

MLS Soccer – Week 14 – The best and worst in Possession with Purpose

Been a really busy past two weeks for me and it's good to nestle back into a routine offering for your consideration.  That being said I should appropriately note that I met some really superb people this past week at the World Conference on Science and Soccer. It's a small world when you meet someone... 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 →

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