Some starting documents on the plus/minus problem

Before I left for Boston I mentioned a post by Climbing the Ladder that published plus/minus data for the previous MLS season.  It's a good start, but some of the results just didn't pass the laugh test for me.  (I'll explain why much later today.)  While I was at the conference, I talked with Joe Sill about his adjusted plus/minus rating in basketball, and I felt that there were enough commonalities between basketball and soccer, especially in the teamwork aspect of both games, to at least look in that direction toward a better solution.  His site refers to a couple of publications: this article that references the plus/minus rating developed by Wayne Winston and Jeff Sagarin, and a derivation of the adjusted plus/minus rating by UNC-Greensboro economics professor Dan Rosenbaum.