Gluck: Delicate Decision in Defending

I've struggled with the title of this article as much as I've wrestled with the best approach on my topic for your consideration this week. In all my indecision, I keep coming back to the one team issue I've had since last year... Goals Against. Last year the Timbers set a record - a horrible... 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 →

Headline match-up in Week 13 – Real Salt Lake v Seattle Sounders

Pedigree and consistency of purpose are two words/phrases that come to mind when I consider these teams. ¬†Both are currently doing very well and in my Composite PWP Index, after 12 weeks, they sit in positions four and five. In considering this early-to-mid-season marquee match-up I've put together a few diagrams that might help paint... Continue Reading →

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