Category Archives: Statistics

Does the USWNT Really Deserve to be Paid More?

Yes…       If only this entire debate, which has engulfed the image of the national team in recent years, was that simple. Unfortunately, this motion has received its fair share of backlash and resistance from several parties, including USSF, sparking an ongoing lawsuit seeking “equal pay” for the USWNT. Being the numbers guy… Read More »

One of a Million

What about a soccer star is so magnetizing? Is it the fame? Or the ability, wealth, or influence? Simply put, we all value things differently, and it’s likely the things we value most that will pull us to any particular star. A particularly passionate person may be drawn to a star’s passion for the sport,… Read More »

La Injusticia del Trofeo Zamora

Todos los años, el Trofeo Zamora, el premio al “mejor” portero del año de la Liga Santander, es otorgado por el diario deportivo Marca al portero que menos goles ha recibido (siempre y cuando haya jugado más de 28 partidos con 60 minutos jugados en cada uno). ¿Pero, acaso es justo este indicador para decidir… Read More »

English Premier League: We Have a Title Race!

Does anybody else miss the drama we saw at the Etihad at the end of the 2011-2012 season? It was Aguero’s strike that sent ripples through Manchester and the rest of England, as Manchester United were forced to stop their celebrations as news of a late extra-time winner meant they were no longer the champions.… Read More »

Defining Clutch in Football

As I was discussing Alex Morgan’s 100th goal with a friend, they brought up an interesting point; “aren’t the goals Morgan’s been scoring better because you have to consider the situations in which they’re scored, and the older players [Wambach, Akers, Hamm] would just beat up on teams that were less developed and have 3… Read More »

La Science du Football

Le foot, c’est le beau jeu. Il est caractérisé par la passion, la créativité, la technique, et l’imagination, des joueurs ainsi que des supporteurs. Comme nous avons discuté en classe, ce sport est presque une pièce de théâtre, souvent un drame mais de temps en temps une comédie. Egalement, chaque saison, même chaque match, peut… Read More »