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Tactics in MLS (And/Or The Supplemental Nature Of OptaStats)

I tend to consider tactics and Major League Soccer like an unabridged dictionary in a fourth grade classroom. While the study and employment of tactics within MLS happens, there is less tactical sophistication in MLS than in the more established leagues of the world. One thing is clear about tactics: […]

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Sir Alex Ferguson Launches His New Autobiography; UK Press Salivates Over Every Word: Daily Soccer Report

The UK media have been practically drooling today over the release of Sir Alex Ferguson’s second autobiography. But based on the “revelations” that have been announced so far this morning, it all sounds rather boring. We learned that Roy Keane was intimidating, that Ferguson thought Beckham’s problem was when he […]

Premiership Referees Are In A No-Win Situation

I feel sorry for Premiership referees. Never before has their jobs been so scrutinized or have they felt a much pressure as they do now. The issues are compounded by the speed of the game and the advanced skills of some players where they’ve made diving in a penalty an […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]