Just a quick question - what statistics do you believe are worth tracking in soccer? Here are a couple I would like to see, but haven't: - When a team/player has possession, in what 3rd of the field do most of their touches occur? For example, what % of the time does Claudio Reyna get the ball in the defensive 3rd vs. the middle and offensive 3rd. Tough to track, but it would be interesting to chart to see how often outside backs really get forward, how often forwards really track back, etc. - "Dangerous opportunity (DO)" sequences. Who is involved, how the play develops, etc. Again, this is tough to track because it comes into the question of making a subjective assertion as to what is or isn't "dangerous," but any attempt to track this in my opinion would be a step in the right direction. If tracked consistently, soon you would be able to see which players are most often involved in the DO sequences of a team. Pretty interesting stuff if you ask me. - This goes hand in hand with tracking dangerous opportunities, but I would like to see, over a series of games, what is the average # of touches before a goal or a "DO" is created. How often does possession lead to a DO, how much counterattack is too much? Somehow it would be interesting to track these statistics. - Adjustment in style of play. This I think would be the toughest to track and wouldn't be a statistic by itself, but it could be understood better by tracking a variety of stats. For example - how the ball is being played (is boomball in effect), substitution patterns, average # of touches in a possession sequence, etc. The cumulation of those stats can give a more accurate description of how a coach adjusts the style of play of a team during the course of a game. Over the long term, it might be interesting to see what is working, and what isn't. So what other stats would you guys like to see tracked?