NWSL – SoccerMeter Stats – Portland Thorns FC 2 – 1 Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC Game Total Portland Thorns FC
1 Goals 2
4 Shots 12
31:38 Time of Possession 32:04
50% Time of Possession % 50%
521 First Touches 558
316 Passes 353
61% Pass Completion % 63%
51 Number of Pass Strings 54
4.7 Average Pass String Length 5.4
9 Longest Pass String 15

Seattle Reign FC 1st Half Portland Thorns FC
0 Goals 1
2 Shots 6
14:32 Time of Possession 16:29
47% Time of Possession % 53%
242 First Touches 281
137 Passes 176
57% Pass Completion % 63%
20 Number of Pass Strings 29
4.2 Average Pass String Length 4.9
7 Longest Pass String 15


Seattle Reign FC 2nd Half Portland Thorns FC
1 Goals 1
2 Shots 6
17:05 Time of Possession 15:35
52% Time of Possession % 48%
279 First Touches 277
179 Passes 177
64% Pass Completion % 64%
31 Number of Pass Strings 25
5.0 Average Pass String Length 5.9
9 Longest Pass String 12


5 thoughts on “NWSL – SoccerMeter Stats – Portland Thorns FC 2 – 1 Seattle Reign FC

    1. Chris Henderson Post author

      I think I’m going to change the way I’m tracking them after some deliberation. Previously, I had not counted the actual throw as a ‘touch’ since the touch was coming from out of the field of play, counting that touch instead as who first touched the ball when it was thrown back in. That might have been artificially deflating the pass completion numbers though, so I think I’m going to start counting throws as touches and see where I end up.

      1. Kevin

        I think it makes the most sense to count the throw as the first touch. The time for it should be when the throw is made, obviously, to not artificially increase time of possession. Counting the throw as the first touch also allows for turnovers (or failed passes, in this terminology) when the throw goes to an opponent. Also, in the case where Team A kicks the ball out and Team B throws the ball back in but it’s intercepted by Team A, that would be included in a Pass String. Counting the throw-in as a touch prevents that.

  1. Lorenzojose

    That’s what I think too, except at a Spring college game I started counting from the time the ball went into touch, which gives a little more possession (the 10 seconds?) to the team throwing it in rather than the team that kicked it out. I think that’s a minor thing, though.

    I also experimented using the APP only counting the first touch in the defensive end, then not counting touches until the ball gets in the attacking half. It’s not as good as attacking third, but it does reward offensive initiative a bit. I only see that as a side stat and not a substitute for the full game stats, so it means I have to watch twice. Not good for live viewing. It at least ignores defenders passing it around the back and not moving forward.

    Pass-% and other stats go down, though.

    1. Chris Henderson Post author

      I actually started doing what you suggested in the first paragraph for the last game as well. Not sure how much of an effect it will have, but it seemed to to be common sense once I thought about it.


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