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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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Germany v Serbia: Match Preview

After Germany’s 4-0 drubbing of Australia, many have jumped on the German bandwagon. After seeing their expansive football, Serbia and Ghana, who Germany still have to play, will be vary wary of Germany’s attacking play. What we could see is a tactic very similar to the one employed by Korea […]

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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]