Devin Pleuler

Devin Pleuler is a data scientist who currently crunches soccer metrics for Opta and writes the "Central Winger" series. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston with the only Computer Science degree on the school's NCAA soccer team. Surrogate goalkeeper. Purveyor of adverbs.


The San Jose Earthquakes scored more goals in 2012 for a reason
Possession doesn't always lead to wins, but stats tell bigger story
Tue, 02/12/2013
Central Winger: Kyle Beckerman
Beckerman the best fit for Klinsmann's system?
Tue, 01/29/2013
Separting "luck" and skill when it comes to MLS' top goalscorers
Tue, 01/22/2013
Is it possible to statistically distinguish between "luck" and skill?
Tue, 01/15/2013
Meyer and Wondo - Central Winger
Does a good draft translate to trophies? Here's cold, hard proof
Tue, 01/08/2013
Larentowicz, Feilhaber, Beckerman - Central Winger
Stats uncover the ultimate "unselfish" players in MLS
Tue, 12/18/2012
RBNY - Central Winger
Biggest change in MLS in 2012? A push for more attacking
Tue, 12/11/2012
Why the Dynamo's ruthless system is more elegant than you think
Tue, 11/27/2012
Landon Donovan and David Beckham (Central Winger)
How did LA make it back to MLS Cup? No two games were alike
Tue, 11/20/2012
Wondo and Kamara - Winger
Advanced metrics measure how stars stack up vs. expectations
Tue, 11/06/2012
Union celebrate, Revs don't - Central Winger
Dr. Howard Hamilton's pythagorean expectation in focus
Tue, 10/30/2012
EJ - Central Winger
The pass before the cross can end up making all the difference
Wed, 10/17/2012
Bringing new clarity to old terms like "holding" and "box-to-box"
Tue, 10/02/2012
With Tiffert in the lineup, stats show that Seattle are noticeably tidier in the final third
Tue, 09/18/2012
Jamaica vs. US - Central Winger
Network passing graphs reveal US weakness vs. Jamaica
Tue, 09/11/2012
Zusi, Davis, Nagbe - Central Winger
Who are the top candidates to become the USMNT's new Claudio Reyna in midfield
Tue, 09/04/2012
RBNY vs. Chivas Overhead - Central Winger
Secondary pass completion rate in MLS dominated by defense
Tue, 08/21/2012
Brad Davis - Central Winger
Dynamo are on a roll, and here's a majorly overlooked reason why
Tue, 08/07/2012
Zusi - Central Winger
Improved model illustrates MLS attacking, possession tendencies
Tue, 07/24/2012
Who is MLS' most effective passer? Answer might surprise you
Tue, 07/17/2012