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The LA Times tripled down on LA Galaxy soccer articles yesterday. Check out their game recap, season status report, and an article exploring the use of statistics in soccer. It's great to see the local soccer club getting so much love in the local paper of record.
L.A. set to appear in fourth consecutive postseason after 4-2 win over Toronto FC.
The defending MLS champions are 8-1-2 in last 11 games and close to clinching a playoff berth. But they're still a long way from where they want to be.
For decades many soccer coaches viewed statistics other than goals and saves as nothing more than meaningless curiosities. But now, inspired in part by the "Moneyball"-fueled rush to break every game down to the sum of its parts, the sport is taking a new look at numbers.