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 partner and two daughters. By day he plays the role of actuary and data scientist, and by night he builds our data features.
Drew Olsen lives in in Washington, DC. His day job is as data nerd helping the labor movement. Because of his great hair and frequent injuries, he considers himself the Stuart Holden of the DC adult soccer leagues.
Kevin Minkus is data scientist in Philadelphia, where he builds machine learning-driven marketing products. He started blogging about math and soccer in 2015, and is eternally grateful that Harrison, Drew, and Matty invited him to join the team.
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.
Eliot McKinley lives in Nashville and is a three-time Case Western Reserve University intramural soccer champion.
Tiotal Football is an accountant, who thinks soccer is hard -- particularly hard to comprehend and/or write about, and that makes it beautiful. He wonders if anchoring analysis in data might help shed some light on its mysteries. He puts a lot of damage on his laptop trying to process ASA's data to answer interesting questions about the game as observed specifically watching his favorite team Atlanta United.
Alex Bartiromo is a freelance writer who covers a number of subjects, including real sports and fake sports. His first favorite MLS player was Macoumba Kandji. During the day, Alex is a writing tutor in NYC, and despite that, his articles still contain a startling number, of grammatical errors. Please do not attempt to make grammatical fixes.
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.