Articles written by: Chris Sherman

Chris is a data scientist who was a mediocre left back and center back for the Upper Dublin High School..... JV team. He then got a Computer Science & Business degree from Lehigh University and a Master's' degree from Northwestern University in Predictive Analytics. He likes data and building programs to do his thinking for him.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 2: Crowd Size

Chris Sherman continues to investigate potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. This second article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of the size of the home crowd on the home team’s advantage.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21

Philadelphia moves up to 7th in SEBA’s power rankings. NYCFC takes the top spot overall. USOC second round is complete with the fourth round draw decided.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 14
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 14

Philadelphia jumps up to 10th in Power Rankings. Toronto takes 1st. U.S. Open Cup 1st round is finished and the 3rd round draw is complete.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 7
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 7

Philadelphia climbs out of last in the power rankings and moves in the right direction towards improving playoff odds.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30. Orlando takes over 1st place in power rankings. Philly needs to bank a win before it can move out of the cellar.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 1: Traveling distance
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 1: Traveling distance

Chris Sherman investigates potential causes for home field advantage in MLS using statistical analysis. The first article demonstrates home field advantage and studies the effect of distance traveled on said advantage.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 9

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2
SEBA Projections

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2

Updated MLS and USL SEBA projections through April 2