The Los Angeles Times: Is Soccer Really a Numbers Game?

For decades many soccer coaches viewed statistics other than goals and saves as nothing more than meaningless curiosities. But now, inspired in part by the “Moneyball”-fueled rush to break every game down to the sum of its parts, the sport is taking a new look at numbers.”There’s a sea change occurring,” says Mark Roberts, whose numbers-crunching Statzpack (company slogan: Soccer Stats Made Simple) counts the MLS’ Houston Dynamo, the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America and hundreds of high school, college and youth teams among its clients. Click here for the full story.