Real name: Steve Fenn
Twitter: @SoccerStatHunt (formerly @OptaHunt)
I write for Big D Soccer and The Shin Guardian
Banker by day, soccer analyst-blogger by lunch break and commute (don't worry, I ride a bus).
Husband to an ordained Presbyterian pastor.
New father as of Oct 27, 2011. Monitoring his footie instincts closely.
An exiled Dallasite, but I've stuck by my teams in all sports but baseball (which I enjoy for the stadium atmosphere more than the game anyway).
This week's matches are too close together to send similar squads to both. Which should the club emphasize?
Breaking down the FIFA Laws of the Game to see if Leo Gonzalez' face hitting Blas elbow justified the dismissal.
Adapting a basketball metric, usage rate, to soccer in order to say who is killing off most FC Dallas possessions.
Assessing Dallas' Supporters Shield prospects, and looking at the post-contraction history of the trophy alongside this year's burgeoning race.
Combing through out-of-contract player listings to see who fits the profile of an FCD import. Now updated with players from more countries.
An objective look at MLS results in March and how they relate to FC Dallas, plus an attempt to develop a type of power ranking that is purely driven by statistics.
FC Dallas Stadium is here to stay. Now, how many people live nearby and what can the club and its fans do to bring them in?
Your options for seeing FCD broadcasts in the wake of the club's arrangement with Time Warner Cable.
Combing through the Opta passing matrix to see which returning teammates David Ferreira passes to and from most often.
Evaluating Kenny Cooper, Eric Hassli, and Blas Perez' career statistics to bring insight into their abilities to contribute to FC Dallas this year.
Breaking down nothing but the factual implications of a Brek Shea sale. The impacts on FC Dallas' allocation money, salary cap, cash funds, and roster limits.
Bruno Guarda is playing for the local indoor soccer team, who just snapped the San Diego Sockers' 48-game winning streak.
Looking over implications for FCD in the just-announced symbiotic relationship between MLS and USL PRO.
Update: per recommendations in comments and on twitter I made changes to the visualization while using the same data. Displayed below the original viz. My latest for The Shin Guardian aimed to...
Who's still available in the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft? Listing today's Stage 1 options alongside 2012 team, minutes played, salary, position, and the contract status that led them to inclusion in the draft
For the third straight year, FC Dallas supporters have a clear rooting interest in the MLS Cup Final. Unfortunately for Dallas fans, rooting against Houston has been the basis of any such passion...
Steve Fenn's rambling attempt to put words to an indescribable experience in the American Outlaws section on 9/11. Road trip, tailgate, Crew Stadium, US vs Jamaica World Cup Qualifier, followed by utter exhaustion.
Chalkboard: FCD v RSL - Using OPTA to track dropping back defensively, backline passing and fouls conceded
Now that the playoffs are out of reach, how should FC Dallas approach the rest of the season? Examining who is likely to stick around in 2013, and who should get more playing time during the rest of 2013.
Scratching the Chalkboard: Using Opta Chalkboard statistics to empirically analyze Julian de Guzman and Zach Loyd's contributions for FC Dallas' visit to San Jose.