Soccer analytics is approaching a bit of a crossroads — Grantland writer Mike L. Goodman calls it a “left handed pitcher problem” for soccer.
In baseball, it’s well known that match-ups and the sheer quantity of data make it a great sport to use predictive analysis. Soccer is a little bit different — lots of teams and players simply don’t get the “reps” needed to provide a substantial enough analysis of their statistics. But that isn’t stopping teams from trying.
Read the article linked above. Write a paragraph explaining what the author means by a “left handed pitcher problem”. Write a second paragraph explaining why the question “What Can We Do To Change It?” is the important question being asked in soccer analytics currently.