Who ‘makes it’ versus who doesn’t is just as much a matter of circumstance as it is a player’s quality. Ben Lederman wasn’t some phenom, out of this world, player. But before we proceed, let’s get something clear: he was a player with good qualities and potential before he left to Spain. And having seen him […]
Archives for November 2012
This is going to be an iterative process. Here’s the base version containing fundamental requirements.
Everything is not just a matter of opinion. Let’s go beyond the box scores… Let’s talk about the other truths: The probability of scoring from 40 yards, is lower than from 8 yards. The probability of dribbling by 1 defender is higher than dribbling by 2. The probability of connecting a 5 yard pass is […]
Brian and I are flattered by, and grateful to, Jacques Pelham of the Football Garden for having us as guests on his Podcast. We touch on a bunch of topics, some of which are: Brian’s coaching genesis The Academy setup Our influences Player selection The concept of hierarchy and MLS / US Soccer insulation State […]