Match Analysis Clients Dominate US Championships
November 28, 2011
EMERYVILLE, California - Match Analysis clients swept every major US professional soccer championship this year including the Los Angeles Galaxy's recent 2011 MLS Cup victory. "We wish to congratulate the Los Angeles Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, and Seattle Sounders for their championship winning 2011 seasons," said Match Analysis founder and president Mark Brunkhart. "We take great pride in the success of our clients not only this year but over the past decade. It's a privilege to work with outstanding teams year after year."
MLS Cup 2011
- Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS Cup 2011 victory caps a superlative decade for Match Analysis clients. Match Analysis clients have won eight of the last ten MLS Cups.
Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy won MLS Cup 2011 with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Featuring David Beckham and Landon Donovan, the Galaxy, hosting at home, finished off a spectacular year against Dominic Kinnear's Houston side. The Eastern Conference Championship winning Dynamo has been a Match Analysis client since their inaugural season in 2006. The MLS Cup winning Galaxy has been working with Match Analysis since 2002.
US Open Cup 2011
- Seattle Sounders' 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup win makes the ninth time in the last ten years that a Match Analysis client has won this prestigious, 97 year old tournament.
Sigi Schmid's Seattle Sounders won their third straight US Open Cup making them the first team to win three in a row since 1969. The Sounders beat the Chicago Fire on goals from Fredy Montero and Osvaldo Alonso. Seattle has been a Match Analysis client since it joined Major League Soccer three years ago.
Seattle also finished MLS 2011 in second place in the league standings only four points shy of Los Angeles and a gaping 10 points ahead of the next highest team.
Supporters' Shield 2011
- Match Analysis clients have won nine of the last ten MLS Supporters' Shields
Completing the sweep, the Los Angeles Galaxy took the 2011 Supporters' Shield, finishing at the top of the table for the second straight year and the fourth time in their history. The Galaxy is only one of only two teams in the last decade to win both the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup in the same year. The Columbus Crew last achieved this in 2008 while also a Match Analysis client.
League wide, Match Analysis clients held three of the top four spots in the final standings (Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, and FC Dallas). On average, Match Analysis clients finished the season with 48 points compared to non-Match Analysis clients who averaged only 43 points.
About Match Analysis
Match Analysis is the leading pioneer of high performance analytical tools for soccer (football). Over the past decade, Match Analysis has worked with almost every top club in North America. In 2011, Match Analysis clients included all 18 Premier Division clubs in Mexico, eight MLS clubs, Women's Professional Soccer and its clubs, the Mexican and Canadian National teams, and a wide array of college and amateur sides including the 2010 NCAA Women's College Cup champions Notre Dame.
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