Argentina Primera 2016-17: Referee Performance Summary

The following chart presents metrics that in their totality provide a picture of the referee’s management of matches worked in the 2016-17 Primera División Argentina.Data supplied by DataFactory.Here’s the key for the table columns, aside from the obvious.  P1 and P2 refer to first and second periods, respectively.  All time is in seconds.Added: Stoppage time added […]

Argentina Primera: Tiempo efectivo de juego (hasta Fecha 8)

Presento en esta entrada el tiempo efectivo de juego de los partidos del torneo de Primera División de la Argentina hasta la Fecha 8 (1 de noviembre de 2016).  Los datos fueron suministrados por DataFactory.Debo aclarar que estas figuras son crudas y no ajustadas.  Es que el DataFactory no anota todos los momentos que la pelota […]

Effective playing time in Argentina Primera after Round 8

In this post I present the effective playing time of all matches of Argentina’s Primera División tournament up to matchday 8, which was completed last Monday (1 November 2016).  Data was supplied by DataFactory.I must point out that these time figures are unadjusted.  DataFactory doesn’t record the moments in which a ball leaves play except […]

Football weather data added to Soccermetrics ProjectData repository

As most of you know, I have a repository on GitHub called ProjectData which stores open data from a variety of soccer analytics projects.  Last night I added a folder to store weather data at football matches.Weather has an impact on the outcome of outdoor sporting events such as soccer and all of the football […]

Getting there is half the battle: Draft class longevity at MLS clubs

How long does a MLS club’s draft class stick around?It is one thing to be drafted by a Major League Soccer team.  In recent years, that honor has been extended to somewhere between sixty and eighty (mostly) college soccer players every January.It is another manner for a drafted player to make it onto a MLS roster and […]