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The Daily Brace 09/22/18

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Today we talk about packing – an emerging player statistic that highlights defensive midfielders and the like.  Statistically, the performance of this position seems underrepresented, and some players did something about it!

Here’s a brief video from IMPECT explaining packing: Packing – Outplaying Opponents in Football. IMPECT is making a business out of packing and their website is worth poking around if you have a minute: IMPECT

Next, check out the New York Times’ reporting on packing: A New Soccer Statistic Tries to Place a Value on the Invaluable

Comment below with your opinions on packing.  Will it be big? Is it worthwhile? 


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