# Updated CONCACAF club coefficients, 2009-10-24 version

I've updated my CONCACAF club/league coefficients with data from the now-completed group stage of the 2009-2010 CONCACAF Champions League.  My latest spreadsheet can be found below, in OpenOffice and Excel formats.CCL_NatlCoefficients0910_20091024.odsCCL_NatlCoefficients0910_20091024.xls

# The Soccer Pythagorean document

I completed my Soccer Pythagorean document a couple of days ago, but for some reason I had the hardest time developing a PDF file (I used LyX).  I figured it out tonight and I'm linking it to the site now.  I greatly appreciate your comments.Download PythagDerivationMORE (23 October, 10:50pm): I'm compiling some score data from […]

# Update on the Soccer Pythagorean derivation

** BUMPED to the top with updates added **I want to give an update on my efforts to derive a Pythagorean (or Pythagorean-like) formula for use in soccer.  As I said in other posts, the most challenging part is coming up with the term that captures the probability of a drawn result.  This is rather […]

# MIT’s Sports Analytics Conference

I was trawling for conferences for statistical analysis in sport, and I came across this conference at MIT's Sloan School of Business in March.  From the looks of it, they don't have any presentations on sport analytics from anyone in the soccer world.  They should. UPDATE: This call for papers at the Conference might be […]

# More on soccer Pythagoreans

A few days ago, I wrote about an email discussion I was having on soccer Pythagoreans.  (Here's some more information on Pythagoreans in general in case you don't know what they are.)  The development of soccer Pythagoreans is an interesting problem, and an open problem in my opinion because the underlying premises of the Pythagorean […]

# Soccer match database: Table and Field List, Version 1.0

I've been busy with work and then travel over the past two days, but tonight I was able to get to work on a list of tables and fields that I think would be relevant for a soccer match database.  There might be other fields that other users would put in for other competitions, but […]

# On soccer Pythagoreans

The other night I found myself included on a message thread where a guy (this one) is attempting to develop a soccer Pythagorean formula that would allow him to predict the number of points won over a league season based on the number of goals scored and allowed by a team over a season.  From […]

# The need for soccer databases

I haven't been on the site in a while, and for good reason.  Work has picked up (thankfully!) and I've gotten bogged down with papers to read and analysis questions that need answering.  I am realizing just how lazy I really am, which is funny to read from someone with three university degrees.  (Or maybe […]

# Updated CONCACAF club coefficients, 2009-08-10 version

A new season of the CONCACAF Champions League is upon us, and I've updated the club/domestic league coefficients after the conclusion of the preliminary round.  A link to the newest coefficients is found below.Download CCL_NatlCoefficients0910_20090810 [.xls/144kb]Download CCL_NatlCoefficients0910_20090810 [.ods/43kb]

# More practical stuff coming soon

I've been looking at my posts on here, and they have been heavy on the academic stuff.  Lots of paper reviews and discussions, a few notices of conferences/symposia in the field…they're all good as far as keeping my foot in the technical community is concerned.  But I don't want this blog to be stuck in […]