American Soccer Analysis
About This Show
American Soccer Analysis is a new weekly podcast that covers Major League Soccer and the US Men's National Team from a numbers and analytics perspective. Hosts Harrison Crow, Matthias Kullowatz, and Drew Olsen believe that soccer is best understood not by fat old men in smoky rooms, but by fat young men staring at excel spreadsheets. The guys bring an enthusiasm, statistical acumen, and deep understanding of the game that can be rivaled only by Gus Johnson and John Harkes.
Most Recent Episode
ASA Podcast XCI: USMNT, SuperDooperDraft, and Spotting Talent in College Soccer
Drew and Sean are joined by ASA contributor and University of Virginia assistant-coach A.J. Barnold (@ajbarnold) to talk about the USMNT roster and the team under Arena, the MLS SuperDraft, how MLS teams identify and scout talent, and the role of the college game in the MLS and USMNT development structure. A.J.'s article (co-written with Aaron Neilsen) on the players available in the draft can be read here. We mention a couple articles during the podcast. Here is Bill Reno's article on how terrible MLS teams are at selecting goalkeepers in the SuperDraft, and here is his article on why Blake didn't deserve to win Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016. Visit americansocceranalysis.com for more analytically based content. You can follow ASA (@analysisevolved), Drew Olsen (@drewjolsen) and Sean Steffen (@seansteffen) on twitter and ASA on facebook.
Rated 5 out of
Harrison is awesome, Matty is so smart and that Drew guy really knows his stuff! A must listen!
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of
Not Landon Donovan
These nerds are great
This show has a target audience of soccer analytics nerds and it caters to it well.
Date published: 2015-11-18