Statistics

Money talks when you do it right
Analysis / Statistics

Money talks when you do it right

How much does club spending matter when competing in MLS. Chris Sherman digs into the hard-to-collect data to determine.

The 2018 Union, in charts
Analysis / Statistics

The 2018 Union, in charts

How have the Union compared, statistically, to average winners and average losers so far this year in Major League Soccer? PSP’s Chris Sherman set out to find the answer.

Change, Part 2: Analysis – Does stability improve results?
Analysis / Statistics

Change, Part 2: Analysis – Does stability improve results?

In part 2 if our one-day series on change, Chris Sherman looks at the data to examine how having consistent managers and/or lineup correlates with match results.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 4a: Aggregate referee bias
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 4a: Aggregate referee bias

Home field advantage can be staggering in MLS. Chris Sherman breaks down the numbers to see if the referees have anything to do with that.

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 3: Scheduling and short rest
Analysis / Statistics

Investigating home field advantage in MLS, Part 3: Scheduling and short rest

Chris Sherman looks at the impact of short rest on performance. He also looks at whether MLS schedules favor home teams with longer rest and if that could impact home field advantage.

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.

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.

PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start
Statistics

PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start

PSP spoke with Harrison Crow of AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind Philly’s hot start to the season and the steady development of statistical analyses in Major League Soccer.

Statistics: John McCarthy vs. Andre Blake
Statistics

Statistics: John McCarthy vs. Andre Blake

A look at the goalkeeping statistics of Andre Blake and John McCarthy.

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-1 NYCFC
Statistics

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-1 NYCFC

A look at defensive stats from the Union’s win over NYCFC.