Analysis

» March 19, 2019

In auto racing, there are times when cars are forced to use a restrictor plate over the air intake to limit the power of the engine. It’s often done under […]

» March 14, 2019

If your goal is to promote soccer in the United States, and presumably set an example, then why wouldn’t you treat your senior national teams the same?

» March 12, 2019

Last week I discussed the theory of replacement level valuation, and described some general ideas about how it can be usefully employed to think about the NWSL. This week, I […]

» March 4, 2019

Sports analytics has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past three decades. Arguably the single most important concept undergirding that explosion has been the idea of ‘replacement level.’ Indeed, […]

» February 6, 2019

Teams entering the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season, which coincides with a World Cup year, would be challenged with the loss of federated players preparing for the global tournament […]

» January 28, 2019

Projecting performance is difficult, even for highly qualified people. For those of us who don’t have decades of experience under our belts, it’s even harder. To clarify that point, I […]

» January 23, 2019

On Saturday, the United States traveled to Le Havre, France to face the host nation of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in a friendly. The U.S. went through 2018 without […]

» December 10, 2018

The United States Women’s National team had to be happy when they saw their draw in the 2019 Women’s World Cup but are trying to bang the drum to keep […]

» December 10, 2018

On the morning of December 8th, FIFA hosted an event in Paris to determine the groups for the first stage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup.  Some groups, such as […]

» December 8, 2018

Last week I divided the World Cup competitors into five tiers. Now that we have the full draw, it’s worth taking a look to see how everyone is situated. Did […]

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