Hello! The goal of this silly blog is to provide advanced statistical analysis of soccer.  This effort is pretty directly inspired by Football Outsiders.  In the six or seven years I’ve been reading them, their analysis has greatly enhanced my understanding and enjoyment of pointy football. I also owe credit to 82games and John Hollinger for doing similar work on my third-favorite sport.

I don’t think I have the resources or know-how to be as comprehensive as FO, but I hope to examine stats more sophisticated than “number of goals” and help people understand how teams win or lose at the beautiful game.