On Lionel Messi and the limits of juego de posición.
Florian Neuhaus's assist for Gladbach was stunning. Why don't more players try it?
An AI competition with Google could one day give clubs a way to experiment with innovative tactics. But first, the hard part: learning to pass.
Getafe is challenging conventional wisdom about how to keep the ball in the opponent's half.
Possession adjusting has problems. But how else can we account for opportunity?
Imagine what one of Europe's best goalscorers will be when he grows up.
On stopping shots, commanding the box, and the problem with measuring modernity.
space space space is going (half) paid tomorrow. But first, let's talk about soccer writing.
What can Weston McKennie teach us about Andrea Pirlo’s idea of positional play?
Manchester City’s defensive midfield pair is the latest development in a quarter-century-old tactical argument between friends.
Some numbers-free background on how soccer uses data.
Three ways Marcelo Bielsa tried to exploit Liverpool’s defense.
And shouldn’t Thiago’s be higher—like, a lot higher—than Wijnaldum’s?
A goal, a mission statement, and a letter about making soccer make sense.
Tomorrow is another season.