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Administrative stuff

A couple of things that I doubt anyone will care about, but will state nonetheless.(1) I haven't decided what categories to use for my posts.  There are general subject areas in mathematics or statistics that these posts will belong to, but also be applied to certain stats/measurements in soccer (team metrics, league metrics, player metrics).  […]

Thanks for the attention

I see that this blog has already received mentions on BigSoccer and  It's been ages since I've been on r.s.s., but I know there were more than a few mathematics experts/researchers who posted from time to time, so hopefully they will able to contribute to the discussions over here.Thanks for the attention, and I […]

Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation for 2006 WC

One application that I didn't mention in applied mathematics problems for soccer is the gaming industry.  Betting decisions and devising odds are two examples.  To this end, here is a simulation of match results at the 2006 World Cup using a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm.  I'm traveling from Florida to Arizona tomorrow so […]


This is a new blog called Soccermetrics.  The objective of this blog is to consider problems in applied mathematics and statistics that have applications toward a better understanding of soccer.  These applications range from a macro level (team performance, comparative performance of national leagues) to a micro level (player performance and evaluation, influence of formations/strategies, […]