Chris Sherman investigates potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. The first article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of distance traveled on said advantage.
PSP welcomes data scientist Chris Sherman, who begins a new regular column with power rankings and the Union's probabilities of reaching the playoffs, winning the Supporters Shield, the MLS Cup, and more.
The Union have a new striker and new center back, but overall the squad looks very similar to 2014's team. Kevin Minkus looks at whether that roster stability can predict Philly's points total this season.
It really need no explanation other than just putting in the table of what Rafa has done on the field in these last 365 days while he been manager of Newcastle United. Rafa doesn't need to use reasons (often called excuses) for his record, because it's a terrific record so far and after each game [..
Rafa Benitez is down to earth and a realist and he very rarely gets carried away in either direction either getting too high after a good win or getting toolow after a surprising defeat. We've seen both of those in the first two months of the season for example the 6-0 win at [...]
As we go into another (long and boring) two week International break we have time to reflect on howNewcastle have done so far this season. Before the first International break we won an EFL cup tie at home to Cheltenham and got 9 points from the first five league games. Before the second International break [.
Uno de los debates más comunes que existe en el mundo del fútbol es: qué jugador es mejor, Messi o Ronaldo? Los aficionados al fútbol de todo el mundo han estado buscando una respuesta a esta pregunta por alrededor de una década, y todavía hay mucha discusión.Cada vez que Barcelona y Real Madrid se reúnen.
There is a revolution happening in the world of sports, but it is not happening on a field or a court. Rather, the revolution is happening in the Excel sheets and the computers of statisticians and analysts who are tracking every play in sports today. In an age where the accessibility of data and the ability to analyze it quickly has reached team managers and coaches, the question remains, "How will analytics affect the sport of soccer?
It's fair to say that Jamie Vardy had a tough time of it during Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Tasked with blindly chasing down humped long ball after humped long balland with Atletico's bench desperately trying to get him booked for the entire duration, Vardy was almost entirely corralled out of the game by Stefan Savic and Diego Godin.
Here are some statistics from the African Nations Cup 2015 that was held betweenJanuary 17 2015 and February 8 2015. The Ivory Coast national team took home the goal and table one shows just how the tournament played out.