Tactics trends. Rule changes. Pandemic weirdness. Nerds ruining the game. Soccer is changing, and the numbers can show us how.
How a coach who's usually more vibes than tactics deconstructed his buildup.
To appreciate how Thomas Tuchel finally made Jorginho and N'Golo Kanté make sense together, watch how they turn on the ball.
If we’re going to replace the Champions League, we need to get creative.
A new pass prevention model measures how players defend off the ball.
Plus a state-of-the-newsletter report, Instagram and Facebook accounts, a reader survey, and a special paid newsletter.
An interview on tactics, coaching, data, the influence of Sacchi's Milan, the evolution of Guardiola's City, and everything in between.
It's Myers-Briggs, but for soccer.
The fastest-growing trend in the Champions League is using a hybrid defender to switch shapes on the fly.
What we can and can't measure about how to set up a cutback.
Plus: introducing goal kick chains!
Salacious details of soccer’s SEXIEST PASS revealed! Jürgen Klopp EXPOSED!
The reigning champions of Europe are falling apart at the back. What's wrong?
There are three Frenkies, and none of them can save Barcelona.
And what it tells us about the Champions League knockouts.