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Real name: Steve Fenn
Twitter: @StatHunting (formerly @SoccerStatHunt)
My blog is and I write monthly for The Shin Guardian
Big thanks to SBN blog Big D Soccer, who gave me my first writing platform.
Banker by day, analytical blogger (mostly about soccer) by lunch break and commute (don't worry, I ride a bus).
Husband to an ordained Presbyterian pastor. Father of toddler with a promising right foot.

An exiled Dallasite, I have stuck by DFW teams in all sports but baseball (which I enjoy for the stadium atmosphere more than the game at this point anyway).

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Dallas Mavericks
  • NFL Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • MLS FC Dallas
User Blog

Plea for Video: What happened on Saturday?

Anyone at the match (preferably in the East stands near midfield) happen to take pictures (or even better, video) while Je-Vaughn Watson and Michael Harrington did whatever led to their red cards...

What's So Great About FCD Reserve Side in USL Pro

The advantages of a full reserve club, and some of the questions raised by this development.

Lights out: New stat puts Dirk and Jose at the top

Kirk Goldberry of Grantland laid out a new shot stat that highlights the difficulty of a shot rather than focusing solely on raw shooting percentage.

Playing for Their Jobs

Barring an undefeated run to end the season, FC Dallas will complete one of the worst collapses in MLS history and miss the 2013 playoffs. With the team traveling to Salt Lake today, it feel...

What is FC Dallas' Real Playoff Requirement?

Schellas Hyndman's been saying 4 more wins, but the reality is more complex

The Playoff Equity at Stake This Weekend

Weekly Rundown of the MLS Playoff Stakes

Playoff Importance of FCDvNY & Other Fixtures

How big of an opportunity do the red stripes have Sunday in New Jersey?

Playoff Importance of FCDvCOL & Other Sat Fixtures

Just how much of FCD's playoff chances will be at stake in a recently-flooded field tomorrow night?

Dempsey's Coming Back to Texas... Eventually

Dempsey is headed back to Major League Soccer.

The Winless Streak Doesn't Mean the Sky is Falling

Form is fiction. Also, the context behind FCD's recent struggles.

Updated for Semifinalists: Chances to Lift USOC

Of the 8 remaining teams, who have to toughest and easiest roads, and how likely are they to win the USOC?

1st Choice Lineup Against Houston or Portland?

This week's matches are too close together to send similar squads to both. Which should the club emphasize?

Did Blas deserve to see red in Seattle?

Breaking down the FIFA Laws of the Game to see if Leo Gonzalez' face hitting Blas elbow justified the dismissal.

Quantifying FCD Ball Hoggery

Adapting a basketball metric, usage rate, to soccer in order to say who is killing off most FC Dallas possessions.

Should FCD Go All-Out for the Shield?

Assessing Dallas' Supporters Shield prospects, and looking at the post-contraction history of the trophy alongside this year's burgeoning race.

Updated: Who Might be Wearing Red Stripes Soon?

Combing through out-of-contract player listings to see who fits the profile of an FCD import. Now updated with players from more countries.

Quantifying March MLS Results for FC Dallas

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.

About the Location of FCD Stadium...

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?

How/Where to Watch 2013 FC Dallas Matches

Your options for seeing FCD broadcasts in the wake of the club's arrangement with Time Warner Cable.

Who does Ferreira interact with most?

Combing through the Opta passing matrix to see which returning teammates David Ferreira passes to and from most often.

Cooper & Hassli & Blas... Oh My

Evaluating Kenny Cooper, Eric Hassli, and Blas Perez' career statistics to bring insight into their abilities to contribute to FC Dallas this year.

Just The Facts: Brek's Departure

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 Lands with Local Indoor Soccer Team

Bruno Guarda is playing for the local indoor soccer team, who just snapped the San Diego Sockers' 48-game winning streak.

How do FCD Reserves Fit Into MLS/USL partnership?

Looking over implications for FCD in the just-announced symbiotic relationship between MLS and USL PRO.

Raul Fernandez vs Kevin Hartman: Crunching Numbers

Using career statistics to weigh FC Dallas' old and new keepers

Updated: FC Dallas' 2013 schedule month by month.

Breaking down FC Dallas schedule by months.

Six Possible Re-Entry Names for FC Dallas

Who's available, and who might make sense for FC Dallas.

Current and Enhanced MLS Re-Entry list for Stage 1

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

Combing the 2012 results to handicap the MLS Cup Final

Click the title of this post to be whisked to The Shin Guardian, where I narrow the Dynamo and Galaxy results down to only the matches played by their 3 best players. I left Beckham off of the Galaxy's 3 best. Deal with it.

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