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
Map to the Gold Standard (version 1) Infographic
This is going to be an iterative process. Here’s the base version containing fundamental requirements.
Truths in Soccer
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 […]
Our First Soccer Podcast: “Hear It From the Horse’s Mouth”
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 […]