Matters of Circumstance

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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 super-human, “Holy Frijoles Batman!”, out of this universe player. But before we proceed, let’s get something clear: he was a player of real quality and potential before he left to Spain. […]

Truths in Soccer

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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 […]