On pressing and the Red Bulls’ dilemma

How do you analytically measure a high defensive line and defensive pressing (see StatsBomb pressing index and Jamon’s piece from a couple weeks ago)? Do we have enough data and information to analyze this behavior? If we do, how do these tactics impact the performance of a team? New York Red Bulls look to press the hardest in MLS. How does pressing help them? I wrote a piece for American Soccer Analysis to answer these questions. Please click here to find the full article.

 

 

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