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Continuing to Confound Reality: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with Football Manager 18 (Part 7)

Welcome to Part Seven of this ongoing simulation experiment using Football Manager 2018 to replay the Orlando City 2017 Major League Soccer season. If you’d like to get caught up on past [...]

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How Much Do We Talk About Soccer?: Data Mining For Answers

In the process of any research project, large or small, it is important to ask questions about your topic. Who is talking about it already, what are they saying, and how much are they saying it? [...]

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Soccer in the South: Atlanta’s Complicated Path to Becoming a Major League Soccer City

Earlier this year I was approached by a blog to write a history of soccer in the Atlanta. This blog wanted to run an article on the topic since the new Major League Soccer club Atlanta United FC [...]

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Networking Lions: What Clubs Have Helped to Build the Orlando City Roster: End of Season Update

As the Major League Soccer season comes crashing to an ignoble end for Orlando City, now seems as good a time as any to update the map of clubs that have trained Orlando City’s players, [...]

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“You Are Only As Good As Your Sources:”A Shout-Out to the American Soccer History Archives

Historians love archives. We love the physical archives with dusty books, old paper smells, and passionate archivists who know just the thing we need to look at. Mostly we love the information, [...]

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Mapping the Miami Fusion

With this second attempt at mapping the birthplaces of the players from a soccer club, I’ve learned a few new things. As the Orlando City mapping project is a continuing effort I’m [...]

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Digging into the Roots of Orlando City: What Can Mapping Orlando’s Player’s Birthplaces Teach Us About The Club?

As Orlando City wrap up their sixth overall season, now is as good a time as any to share this little project I’ve been working on. Just something I did out of curiosity mostly. I started [...]