Soccer Statistics in a Modern Game

Soccer is a game played for 90 minutes between two teams of eleven people yet traditional soccer statistics of shots, goals, saves, tackles, fouls, and corner kicks only tell the story of a few minutes of each game. The main purpose of this soccer blog is to bring some sort of enlightenment to the other 85 minutes or so of a soccer game. Technologies such as GPS used to track the movements of all players and the ball are just starting to exist at the top professional levels of the game. This level of detail will allow new types of statistical analysis never before seen in the game. Over the coming weeks, months, and years, I hope to provide some fresh thoughts on how we can use this advanced level of detail to better play and understand the game.

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