I just recently discovered that the Golazo web application---with up-to-the-minute statistical game information courtesy of MLSsoccer.com---provides details for teams in the final third. Sadly enough they don't keep the data available for long so I took advantage of a late evening to tally up the following numbers over the nine MLS matches this weekend. Below are the passing rates for each team in the final third of the pitch.
|Team||Pass Completions||Pass Attempts||Pass Percentages||Opponent|
There really isn't much in the way of true context at this point. Some of this is information is still about style rather than performance, but comparing the results and then applying some added data will be interesting. I wonder what, if anything, can be determined by this type of data.
I'd love to hear inputs from all you smart people.