100 episodes

American Soccer Analysis is a new weekly podcast that covers Major League Soccer and the US Men's National Team from a numbers 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 the likes of Gus Johnson, Simon Borg, and John Harkes.

American Soccer Analysis American Soccer Analysis

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American Soccer Analysis is a new weekly podcast that covers Major League Soccer and the US Men's National Team from a numbers 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 the likes of Gus Johnson, Simon Borg, and John Harkes.

    2020.E1 - We Made It. 2020, Baby!

    2020.E1 - We Made It. 2020, Baby!

    It’s our first podcast of the year and we start it off talking about … well, a lot of things and yet it’s kind of a lot of nothing. Major League Soccer has some new Designated Players, Miami and Nashville both have actual players now on their team but there is still work to be done with most teams including those playing CCL in about a month. The hold up? We are still waiting for much of the details for the 2020 season to be finalized with the CBA and we talk about how that will probably impact TAM and signing players through it’s respective mechanism. If you have a question or want to propose a topic for our podcast this year, use the #AskASAPod on twitter or hit us up on the email. Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The BabyOutro Music: Anitra’s Basement Tapes - The Coup

    2019.E25 - Token MLS Cup Preview

    2019.E25 - Token MLS Cup Preview

    We sat down and talked about this upcoming MLS Cup game because… well everyone else is doing it. Specifically we talk about an episode that we didn’t release because A) we recorded it late and B) it wasn’t super relevant after the Sounders and Toronto knocked off the respective favorites in each conference final. Of course, we review some of the various details of what we might have gotten wrong about Seattle and Toronto as well as what was specifically very right, how it’s good to focus on what we got wrong and generally just talk about things that distract us from the topics we had initially set out to discuss.We’ll be back after MLS Cup but … it’ll be a bit here and there going forward so, stay tuned!Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The BabyOutro Music: Elvis in the Freezer - Ratboys

    2019.E23 - Drew Left Us The Keys

    2019.E23 - Drew Left Us The Keys

    We finally got around to recording a podcast and mostly did it because Drew’s out of office this week and we are unsupervised children running around the (virtual) office in our underwear like Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Now with that visual in your head. We discuss a whole array of topics covering the Western Conference, Eastern Conference, teams Harrison got wrong and teams Ian got right. We discuss coaches being fired. We also discuss awards and how much they suck and who should get them to make them suck less. We will return to you, the listener, and your questions in the coming weeks. So keep sending us your questions. Use the twitter hash tag #AskASAPod. Live it, love it, use it! You can hit us up on the old e-mail in the contact us page too!Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The BabyOutro Music - Nothing Else - Nomand the Chong (feat Jax Anderson)

    2019.E22 - Discussing Analytics with Sean Davis

    2019.E22 - Discussing Analytics with Sean Davis

    RBNY midfielder Sean Davis joins Ian and Drew to discuss the burgeoning field of analytics from a player's perspective.

    2019.E21 - Having Mauro Manotas vs. eight million dollars

    2019.E21 - Having Mauro Manotas vs. eight million dollars

    Is LAFC still good??? It’s these types of tantalizing topics that are always explored and quickly answered on this podcast. The team does discuss Mason Toye and his career projection and wrap up some of the more interesting issues left over from last weekend, such as when will the Galaxy ever defend again? Things change gears as the team also looks into why Houston would keep Mauro Mantos over having eight million dollars in transfer fees. We of course also hit the listener questions. Which, say, are you sending us questions? Are you using the twitter hash tag? #AskASAPod. Live it, love it, use it! Or hit us up on the old e-mail we’re listed in the contact us page. Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The BabyOutro Music: In The Fog, In the Flame - Bec Sandridge

    2019.E20 - Atlanta Finally Won Something (Again)

    2019.E20 - Atlanta Finally Won Something (Again)

    It’s not every week that we talk about Atlanta winning a trophy. Just twice this month, to Ian’s absolute delight! The team break down some of the various particulars of the US Open Cup final and some of what went wrong for Minnesota as well as what went right for Atlanta.The conversation is then turned to the review of LAFC-LA Galaxy and the possibility of a playoff match up as well as the outlook of the Western Conference. Could Zlatan have enough at the end to lift LA Galaxy past LAFC? How much are LAFC favorites out of the west and what does the new playoff system favor? What are some better playoff methods?Lastly, the podcast team dives headlong into the top of the Eastern Conference and specifically chat about why Philadelphia isn’t considered more by the media as a possible 1 seed out of the East. They come back around to Atlanta and also talk about why NYCFC is the most favored by our model and why it might slightly be discounting Atlanta.As always we take listener questions and discuss a few closing topics including one that we tuck away for this off-season. If you have a question or want to propose a topic for our podcast in the future use the #AskASAPod on twitter or hit us up on the email. Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The BabyOutro Music: Hi Ho - The War and Treaty

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Anthonygyanks ,

UPDATE WEBSITE SOONER

These guys have excellent analysis, excellent statistics, excellent blog posts but fail to update the statistics on their website in a timely manner after games. Other stat-based sites for various sports have their stats updated within a day or 2 after any given game. ASA takes several days and sometimes does not have previous games’ stats posted prior to new games being played several days later. Otherwise, there’s no better MLS analysis out there.

KitR03 ,

Great stats based MLS podcast!

The folks at ASA really know their Soccer and back up everything they say with hard numbers!

J_Beckett22 ,

Great stuff!

MLS needs more smart coverage like the folks on this podcast.

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