How to Support ASA:
We built this site because we love soccer, data, and learning how to better understand the game. We’re just happy you’re here, but if you’d like to help us out by offsetting some of our costs then here’s our Patreon page. We promise that all the money will go directly back into the site, at least until we have enough to buy the Colorado Rapids.
For Prospective ASA Contributors:
Are you interested in contributing to ASA? This is our invitation to you. Please send an e-mail to Drew. Our site caters towards American Soccer (obviously) so the only thing we ask is you represent that in your work for our readership. Whether that be centered around MLS, NASL, USL, NWSL or either of the National teams (USWNT or USMNT), if it's somehow related to American soccer and it uses data, then we can probably find a way to make it work.
Harrison Crow started this blog and podcast in an attempt to make millions of dollars, but instead he just got stuck with Matthias Kullowatz. The two of them somehow joined with Drew Olsen, and the roots of ASA were planted. Check out our podcast---found on both iTunes and Stitcher---about a sport played with a ball and mostly with peoples' feet.
If you have a submission, question, or just want to talk to someone about the site, reach out to Drew.
Follow ASA on Twitter at @analysisevolved.
Harrison Crow writes things from times to time while he's not watching everything and anything available on Hulu and Netflix. Also a known Meghan Trainor fan.
Matthias Kullowatz lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two daughters. By day he plays the role of actuary and data scientist, and by night he builds our data features. Feel free to email Matthias with questions or comments about our static data tables or interactive data tables.
Drew Olsen met Matthias in college, and begrudgingly agreed to be his friend. He met Harrison via Skype, and it was love at first sight. Drew's day job in Washington, DC is as data nerd helping elect Democrats. Because of his great hair and frequent injuries, he considers himself the Stuart Holden of the DC adult soccer leagues.
Kevin Minkus lives near Chicago and recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in mathematics and economics. He really enjoys using numbers and statistics to explore questions about anything. To date, his crowning soccer achievement is beating Dennis Hamlett in air hockey, and he hopes to one day have the chance to beat Jason Kreis in ping pong.
Ian Lamberson has been a soccer and MLS fan for the better part of two decades and hopes to one day own a Rhodesian ridgeback and grab a sandwich with Mike Grella.
Jared Young hasn't given us anything to say about himself, so we're just going to make fun of him for being a Union fan.
Jamon Moore is a former programmer turned uber scrum master, so he scratches that creative itch by sharing what he finds in MLS data using R and Python. He also writes for Quakes Epicenter if San Jose is any good that season.
Bill Reno typically covers goalkeepers unless someone is offering money to write about something else. He was first invited into the ASA brotherhood when the original core all bonded over their passion for numbers and how tall their respective wives and girlfriends were. Since then he has dabbled across the internet, mostly covering American goalkeepers at Everybody Soccer and Soccer Over There.
Ryan Anderson is the founder of MLS Fantasy Stats, the first advanced-analytics MLS Fantasy player projections provider. As a certified USSF referee, Ryan also keeps the fellas in line when it comes to complaining about the arbitration of the sport. And because he just can't get enough sportsball, he moonlights as a contributor to FloFC and MLS Fantasy Boss. Since fantasy sports analytics in a game with only 30,000 managers worldwide isn't exactly (at all) lucrative, he daylights as an analytic consultant in Des Moines, IA. And because he doesn't have enough hobbies, he... twilights(?) as the worship leader for a church he and his wife helped start.
Joseph Lowery is a full-time student in Arizona who happens to have soft spots for soccer tactics, analytics, writing, and apple pie.