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Major League Soccer

Goals, Goals, and More MLS Goals

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Article by Leanne Elston

Quantifying the entertainment value of a soccer league is, obviously, difficult. You might want to look at attendance, because people tend to show up to events they find entertaining. You might want to look at disciplinary statistics, because games with a lot of cards can be pretty entertaining in a trainwreck sort of way.

A Mathematical Interlude: Projecting the Final MLS Standings

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Remember at the beginning of the season when everyone across the internet made their foolproof predictions of where each team was going to end up in the table by the end of the season? Remember which team nearly everyone had in the top 3?

Thanks, LA Galaxy, for making MLS so vastly unpredictable.

Roster Rules and Salary Cap 101: Where the Dynamo Stand Heading in to 2012

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Time to put on your thinking caps, or tinfoil hat if you prefer, and dive into an examination of the Dynamo's current roster and salary cap situation. A few notes before we get started:

  1. This is based on the last MLSPA Salary information release from 9/1/11
  2. There is some speculation on my part concerning salary levels for new players.

We will a have a 34-game schedule and it will be unbalanced. It’s simple math: 389 games would...

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We will a have a 34-game schedule and it will be unbalanced. It's simple math: 389 games would almost be impossible for us to execute with the other competitions we're required to play, the weather issues we have ... the challenges in a handful of markets, the FIFA dates,All the thing we have to do differently in the United States from a competitive standpoint, just the travel impact that exists in our country.

Predicting the Final Standings

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So today I totally geeked out. I was looking this awesome website that predicts the play-off chances for all of the MLS. I know I have shared it before but I was looking at it a little more in depth and it has the Portland Timbers chances at 76%. Compared to the other expansion team, Vancouver Whitecaps at 6.

United States

A Vote for Mitt Romney is a Kick in the Gut

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The middle class and education needs to move forward in this country, anyone thinking differently shouldn't be reading this site.

It is like the Obama campaign says, the country needs to be built back up from the middle class outward.

The top-down economics may have worked in the past because there was enough excess and enough illegal immigration to make up for the needs of businesses.

Mauro Rosales, Alvaro Fernandez Receive Green Cards

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Adrian Hanauer's international roster slot math gets easier today as two of Seattle Sounders FC's Designated Players receive their U.S. Green Cards per team release. This grants them legal permanent residency status in the United States and also means that per MLS rules they no longer count as "internationals.

Highlights: USWNT Advances After Penalty Shootout Against Brazil

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It was a roller coaster of a match in Dresden, Germany on Sunday July 10, 2011, when the United States and Brazil met in the quarterfinals of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

It was an own goal, put into the net by Daiane, that gave the United States an early lead:



Then in controversial confluence of events, Rachel Buehler picked up a red card in the 65th minute, but after Hope Solo stopped a penalty kick taken by Cristiane, but, after an encroachment call, the penalty was retaken, and converted, by Marta:



The match stayed tied at 1-1 as regulation came to end.

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Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Impact

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Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen sparked a few chances in Sunday's 1-0 loss against the Impact. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

It's time to can the "one mistake killed us" excuse.

For the last six games, it's been become the go-to phrase when a bad bounce, an unsettling sequence of unwatchable defending, a concentration lapse, or a moment of indifference has cost the Revolution points.

John travels with West Ham first team

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Photo by Nick Turchiaro/ISIphotos.com

The pieces are in place for it to be the weekend of the landmark appearance for Americans across Europe.

After Tim Ream was named to Bolton's matchday roster and Charlie Davies was named to Sochaux's, West Ham announced that centerback George John will be part of the 20-man traveling party for the club's match at Peterborough United on Saturday.

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Who has the Best Defense in the League? Portland

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I know you are sitting there trying to figure out what I am smoking and how I am going to justify that statement. Well you will just have to read on to find out how I do justify that statement. So let's start with a minor tweak and add a couple of words to the statement, it really should read "Portland has the league's best defense over the last 2 months of the season.

Timbers, Whitecaps Fans Will Get 1,500 Tickets For Games At CenturyLink Field

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The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps will each receive 1,500 tickets to disperse among their fans for each of their Cascadia Cup games at CenturyLink Field this season, Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer said on Wednesday. This news comes on the heels of the revelation that Sounders fans would be receiving 800 tickets for each of the two games in Portland and Vancouver.

CONCACAF

Caribbean asserts its numerical advantage in CONCACAF presidential race

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CONCACAF announced a few days ago that Jeffrey Webb, a banker and current president of the Cayman Islands FA, will be the only candidate for the CONCACAF presidency. The vote won't occur until CONCACAF's Extraordinary Congress in Budapest in late May, but given that Webb received endorsements from 25 of the 40 member associations, something significant would have to happen for him to lose support.

Monetary Gain

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The Rose Bowl will be site of this year's Gold Cup final. If all goes as planned, Mexico and the United States will once again do battle for the right to claim the regional crown.
If all goes to hell, then, CONCACAF stands to lose quite a bit of money.
A Gold Cup final featuring Mexico would draw at least 80,000 fans to the Rose Bowl.

Monetary Gain

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The Rose Bowl will be site of this year's Gold Cup final. If all goes as planned, Mexico and the United States will once again do battle for the right to claim the regional crown.
If all goes to hell, then, CONCACAF stands to lose quite a bit of money.
A Gold Cup final featuring Mexico would draw at least 80,000 fans to the Rose Bowl.

English Premier League

Chelsea FC: Skin When You’re Winning

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Image: Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe.

The media have spent the last few days analysing Roman Abramovich's decision to sack AVB for positives. They failed.

Allow us to articulate using made-up simple mathematical equations: sad, grumpy, petulant players + losing games = total post-match clothing coverage, whereas happy, empowered players: = temporarily overinflated egos + winning games = skin.

Wildcard in English Premier League Fantasy Football

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I bet many of the managers in English Premier League would like to have one wildcard in their possession when the season begins. Unfortunately they don't, but the players of fantasy premier league get, not only one but two wildcards to use. One you can use any time of the season and the other during gameweeks 20 to 23.

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Final Game Review - Player Ratings & More Gold from Redknapp

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"Super Me-La-Chenko!"Quite a boring game in which both teams seemed content to pass the ball round to no effect. It
was more interesting watching the scores come up on the screen and then trying to work out who was going down. Points, goal diffrence, goals scored, it was hardcore maths at one point.

Final Game Review - Player Ratings & More Gold from Redknapp

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"Super Me-La-Chenko!"Quite a boring game in which both teams seemed content to pass the ball round to no effect. It
was more interesting watching the scores come up on the screen and then trying to work out who was going down. Points, goal diffrence, goals scored, it was hardcore maths at one point.

The Rest

Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Bento, And The Optimal Penalty Shootout Order - SBNation.com

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Bento, And The Optimal Penalty Shootout Order - SBNation.com

There's some math involved, things like leverage index and win expectancy, but someone has finally figured out the ideal order for penalty taking.

Romario is better than Leo Messi, says Romario

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Romario sets up a vastly inferior Argentinean in a 2011 charity match

Brazilian legend Romario has never been short on self confidence, and with a illustrious 24-year career that saw him win a World Cup and numerous domestic titles, he has every reason to feel good about himself.

Yet the 46-year-old, now a member of Brazilian congress, has anointed himself into the Holy Triumvirate of the best three players of all time, ranking himself above a certain Lionel Messi.

Our man Neil Etheridge in Nepal

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Ah shoot. I meant to have this post up in preview of the event, but work, life, and my forgetfulness all got in the way. Anywho, Neil Etheridge is currently in Nepal with the with the Philippines competing in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. And doing a pretty fine job too.

In a group with North Korea, Tajikstan, and India, the Philippines had a fairly straightforward group.

Right Back Depth Filled By Utility Men

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One of the issues with depth charts and roster math is how to place players who can fill many roles. With Adam Johansson in Qatar for the opening of training camp, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid gets to test a bunch of different options at the right back role. One thing quickly clear when asked was who the leader in that role is:

Obviously Zach Scott is somebody who can play there.

"It’s unfortunate that the league didn’t work out a balanced schedule for the Cascadia teams."

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"It's unfortunate that the league didn't work out a balanced schedule for the Cascadia teams."

Garrett Dittfurth of the Timbers Army

The Cascadia Cup format was announced today with an eye towards the future of the competition. All matches will count in the Cascadia Cup math, with the home/away records playing no part in the tie breakers.

Picture: Nick Novak Urinating

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Luckily for Gatorade drinkers everywhere, Nick Novak is more accurate when it comes to urinating than it comes to kicking. The kicker for the San Diego Chargers successfully urinated in somewhat privacy in the game between the Chargers and the Denver Broncos.

Unfortunately for Chargers fans, Nick Novak wasn't successful kicking.

Chicago Fire U-16s Fight On; U-18s Eliminated from Playoffs

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The United States Development Academy Playoffs continued this weekend and it was a bit of good news/bad news for Chicago Fire Country. The U-16 squad have put themselves in a position to advance. The U-18s finished up with a game this morning that unfortunately was purely academic. The squad was eliminated Saturday with 1-0 loss.

Daily Dose: June 14th, 2011.

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  • Right back into oblivion. (Left Back In The Changing Room)
  • Sexy football, unemployed football. (AP)
  • Transient Juve. (IBWM)
  • This might be regretted. (KCKRS)
  • This is also regretful. (Dirty Tackle)
  • Looking up at expectation. (Three Match Ban)
  • Liverpool fans do math, might not end well.

Stat Chat: Toronto v Union

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It was the offensive explosion for which we've all been waiting.

Against Toronto, the Union nearly doubled its goal total for the year. And it did so with multiple goal scorers—four in total—with two of the goal scorers scoring four of the team's six goals on the day.

More attempts = more shots on target = more goals

Through the first nine games of 2011, the Union scored only six goals.

Gonzalo Higuain & Neymar: Pitter Patter, The Unplanned(?) Edition

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Image: REUTERS/Felix Ordonez.

We consider it to be a testament to our bluffing skills that we manage to cobble together (barely) enough posts on this website to fool people into thinking we are taking it seriously. We do, don't we? It's not entirely obvious that a good 90% of our attention is generally on drinking, shopping or a frighteningly expensive combination of the two, is it?

State of the Team Address: Looking ahead to May

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With the Fire finishing up the first win-less month of April in club history, I am sure many of you are thinking the same thing as I am. Is it time to press the panic button? Right now, if you look at the math, we are a bit over 20% of the season completed. Although it seems like the season just started a few days ago and we still have time to regroup, 1/5 of the season is in the books.