ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 19: Team ASA Emerges Victorious from the US Soccer Hackathon by Drew Olsen

The ASA boys are back this week with a very special guest Eliot McKinley (@etmckinley)! The stat of the week from @thedummyrun discusses the metric of “save efficiency” (2:30), and Eliot shares his experience at the latest USSF hackathon where team ASA and friends were awarded top prize (21:00). 

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Intro Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Don’t Wait For Him - Side Saddle

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 18: All-Star Discussion by Harrison Crow

The ASA boys are back from their World Cup vacation. They take some time to reflect on the big tournament (2:00), It’s time for all star talk, and Ian and Harrison share their picks with the world.(15:00)

Into Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick the Baby
Outro Music: Avalon - Foxygen

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 17: DC United, Prolific MLS Scorers, and THE WORLD CUP by Drew Olsen

Harrison and Ian have World Cup Fever and the only cure is talking about Major League Soccer. They discuss DC United’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in this week’s Interesting Stat of the Week. (7:00) Aftewards they engage in a little game of “Where are the Goals?” featuring some of MLS’ least prolific scorers (27:30). Special thanks to @ExiledMLS for the stat of the week and all of our listeners for tuning in! Happy World Cup!

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby (Eds. note: Does this song inspire anyone else to want to kick a baby?)
Outro Music: Everybody Wants to Love You - Japanese Breakfast

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 16: World Cup and Home Field Advantage by Drew Olsen

It’s a slighty shorter version of the ASA show as Ian and Harrison discuss World Cup Callups in our stat of the week from @stathunting (3:30) and ponder the value of homefield advantage (26:00). Apologies for some lesser audio quality this week. We’re investigating and should have things back to scratch next time!

Intro Music: Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Messidona - Driver Friendly

ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 15: Keepers and Kansas City by Drew Olsen

We have not one but TWO interesting stats of the week and we talk GK xG and the art of blocking (1:10). After that we take a deep dive into Sporting Kansas City’s season which ventures into discussion of the LA Galaxy and some weird MLS fan fiction from Harrison (22:30)

Into Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Oh, Heart - Tank and the Bangas

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 14: Zardes, Trade Rumors, Salaries, and the Spiciest of Hot Takes by Harrison Crow

The ASA boys are back this week with their usual blend of analysis and insecurity. Things kick off with talk of Gyasi Zardes in our interesting stat of the week (1:50) We mix it up over some rather unusual trade/transfer rumors about high profile players (11:30) Finally it’s the most hot take-able time of the year, and Ian and Harrison do not disappoint as they get very judgmental about MLS teams and their newly released payrolls (46:00)

Outro Music: €30,000 - Emperor X

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ASA Bonus Podcast: Jared Interviews Jamie Hamilton of These Football Times by Drew Olsen

A special bonus episode of the ASA Show! Jared Young and Jamie Hamilton of These Football Times discuss analytics, science, philosophy, and many more ideas about the beautiful game.

Outro Music: Jimmie’s Song (Full Band Version) - Emmanuel & the Fear

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 13: Waston, Rooney and the Not-So-Wild West by Drew Olsen

Harrison is back and he and Ian waste no time getting to Kendall’s big night and the interesting stat of the week (2:05).  Harrison wants to know what’s the deal with set pieces (15:00). The boys buckle down on the West Coast and possibly alienate a sizable portion of their listener base (29:00) and finally, they talk about this Wayne Rooney bloke and how he fits in at DC United (50:00).  Outro Music: How Did I Get Through the Day? - Har Mar Superstar

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 12: Throughballs, P-Score and other Analyst Delights by Drew Olsen

Jared Young (@jaredeyoung) is back again this week covering for Harrison and the boys talk through balls. Er…throughballs (1:30) Ian and Jared respond to a listener’s concerns about Seattle (10:00) Jared teaches Ian and America about “P-Score” (19:45) and finally the boys talk about the week that was in MLS (35:00)  Outro Music: Baltimore - Mal Blum

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ASA PODCAST 2018 - EPISODE 11 by Drew Olsen

This week, Jared Young (@jaredeyoung) of ASA and Stars and Stripes FC fills in for Harrison and we talk penalties in the Interesting Stat of the Week (1:30) Jared ponders where all of these goals are coming from (7:00) the boys try and make sense of Vancouver (22:00) and finally hit up all of last week’s MLS action (30:00).

Intro Music: The Worst MLS Country Music Song EVER
Outro Music: I Like You The Best - Remember Sports

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 10: Listener Questions and a CCL Wake by Harrison Crow

The ASA Boys ponder Lletget’s passing style in our interesting stat of the week from @thedummyrun (1:50). Listeners send in questions, Harrison underrates Almiron, and Ian betrays the good people of Philadelphia (4:45) Finally they reflect on this year’s CCL (39:30)
Outro Music - I’m Beginning To Think You Prefer Beverly Hills 90201 to Me - Fight Like Apes

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 9: What is happening in Salt Lake? by Harrison Crow

This week the ASA boys get cross about crossing in our interesting stat of the week (2:30). Harrison and Ian ponder what ails Real Salt Lake (15:50). Harrison and Ian review last week's games as Ian confronts his failings as an analyst (31:00). Outro Music: Tear Down The Stage -Parsonsfield

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 8: Champions League, Shots and Luck by Harrison Crow

This week, Ian and Harrison talk about CCL and what to expect when you’re expecting goals (3:20), Our friend @thedummyrun gives us another reason to talk about Toronto with our Interesting Stat of the Week (19:00), The boys pay tribute to this week’s outstanding player (26:30) and finally we talk about the week that was in MLS action (31:30). Outro Music: Westermarck - Charly Bliss

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 7: Zlatan Rising by Harrison Crow

This week those ASA boys briefly gush about Zlatan’s showstopping debut (1:00), take a look at average passing position and attacking zones in the “Interesting Stat of the Week”(3:15), Discuss the relative eliteness of one Victor Cabrera (12:10), and break down all of last week’s matches (32:30)  Outro Music: Saint Bernard - Lincoln

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ASA PODCAST - 2018 Episode 6: A USMNT balancing act (the art of hype v. unhype) by Harrison Crow

We talk about Sean Johnson’s prolific week of passing in our stat of the week (3:30)  Harrison shares his thoughts regarding the USMNT, and expresses hope for the future (6:45) Ian declares Felipe Gutierrez to be elite and we look at the underlying numbers to see if they agree. (36:40) Finally, they break down the MLS matches from last week (41:00). Outro Music: Game Winner - Vulfpeck 

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ASA Podcast - 2018 Episode 5: Dare to Zlatan by Harrison Crow

This week those ASA boys dare to Zlatan (1:00). For our interesting stat of the week we take a look at Steve Fenn’s (@stathunting) graph tracking GAM and TAM (13:00). Giovinco is mentioned again this week in connection to another series of excellent soccer plays (31:00) and Ian says the wrong score for Atlanta in a look back at last week’s matches (43:30). Outro music: “Gold Watch (feat James Lindsey)” by House Ghost

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ASA Podcast - 2018 Episode 4: Week Two Review by Harrison Crow

Hey everyone! We start off discussing our famed stat of the week and the insane volume of defensive actions accrued by Colorado in New England. Speaking of New England we come back to the Lee Nguyen situation and where could he end up? Lastly, we do a run down of all the games from the weekend comparing the expected goals and the results.

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ASA Podcast: MLS First Week Review by Harrison Crow

Hey everyone! We went just a bit longer between podcast recordings so that we could include results for this weekend. We'll be looking to release regularly on Wednesday so be on the look out in the future.

MLS is back and Ian and Harrison get back together to discuss the weird statistical happenings in the DC United and Orlando match. They also talk a bit about expected goals and how we look at those early returns both from a season perspective and a single game perspective. Lastly, give a break down from and talk about some key events.

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ASA PODCAST: The WESTERN CONFERENCE 2018 PREVIEW by Harrison Crow

New podcast host Ian Lamberson leads this weeks discussion upon the new Western Conference from bottom to top along with co-host Harrison Crow as they amp up for the new 2018 season. In this episode the duo are joined by ASA site editor Drew Olsen making a delightful cameo appearance.

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ASA PODCAST CI: The Eastern Conference 2018 Preview by Harrison Crow

We have a slight reboot to the podcast! Your new host Ian Lamberson leads the discussion on the Eastern Conference from bottom to top as we amp up for the new 2018 season. Harrison Crow co-hosts in this episode as the duo provide insight on each club out in the east.

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