We both grew up together playing soccer in Ohio and remain soccer enthusiasts who are students of the game. Inspired by the superior tactical and statistical analysis of writers like Jonathan Wilson, Simon Kuper, and Michael Cox, we created Soccermetrica in an attempt to provide insight into the game through the analysis of data; hence, the name of the blog. The sport is in the midst of what Kuper has termed "football's data revolution," as clubs begin to increasingly rely on data and statistical analysis in their decision making. More and more data on soccer are becoming available to wider audiences, and we at Soccermetrica strive to make a little sense of some of these data. While we tend to focus on the Premier League and international soccer (at least during the major tournaments), we also analyze the Champions League, MLS, La Liga, and various other domestic leagues. Please direct any comments or questions to