By Sergio Ramos
According to the exhibit below, the best soccer player in the final match of the Gold Cup between Mexico-USA, played on Saturday, June 25, was Landon Donovan, followed pretty closely by Michael Bradley and Carlos Bocanegra. In fact, we can distinguish two different groups; those who obtained a score above 100, and those who were below. Another way to look at it is to relate them to average. As we can see, only the first 5 player are above it (123). It is, therefore, very difficult to win a final match or any competition having more players below the mean than those above it, when a team is formed by at least 11 excellent players. These values are obtained by a methodology developed by Sergio Ramos Osorio, that quantifies every participation of a soccer player in a play. Their participation can be good, very good or excellent or its negative counterpart. Each of these qualitative evaluations receives a quantitative value, summing up to obtain a total score for each player.
These values are used as an indicator to the coach or team owners to make the necessary changes in order to increase
competitiveness; then, these same values are transformed into financial statements, obtaining a cost-benefit relationship and, as in any other asset, a net return.
Further information can be obtained at: www.ceis1999.com, English section, soccer section. Sergio Ramos is looking for a soccer team to measure its productivity.
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USA soccer best player in the USA-Mexico match
Position Soccer player T shirt # Total score
1 Landon Donavan 10 345
2 Michael Bradley 4 335
3 Carlos Bocanegra 3 275
4 Lichaj 14 190
5 Adu 20 170
6 Clint Dempsey 8 105
7 Steve Cherundulo 6 50
8 Kljestan 16 50
9 Jones 13 40
10 Tim Howard 1 25
11 Agudelo 9 10
12 Bornstein 12 10
13 Bedoya 22 0