San Jose Earthquakes Capture MLS Supporters' Shield
Match Analysis Clients Have Won 10 of the Last 11For Immediate Release: October 24, 2012
EMERYVILLE, California - Finishing with the best regular season record, the San Jose Earthquakes have captured their second MLS Supporters' Shield in club history. This marks the tenth time in the past eleven seasons that a Match Analysis client has won the regular season's highest honor which recognizes the team with the most points during the season. The Earthquakes boast an impressive record of 19-6-8 for 69 points, just three points shy of the most points in MLS history with one game remaining. "We wish to congratulate the Earthquakes' fans, players, coaches and ownership group on a tremendous season so far," stated Mark Brunkhart, President of Match Analysis. "The Supporters' Shield is arguably the best measure of team performance across the MLS season. Our hats are off to our local team and what has been a consistently outstanding and exciting side." "Match Analysis is a critical part of our efforts and success this season. Our coaching staff use the system constantly both to prepare our players for our opponents and to communicate our game plan week in and week out," explained Head Coach Frank Yallop. "Our players access our statistics and video via Tango Online and study up on their opponents or review their own performance. We've had a long relationship with Match Analysis, and we appreciate their support." The Earthquakes are led by Head Coach Frank Yallop and General Manager John Doyle. The Earthquakes' ownership group consists of Lew Wolf and John Fisher who also own the Oakland Athletics whose minority owner and General Manager Billy Beane is renowned for introducing advanced statistical analysis to Major League Baseball. Of the past 16 Supporters' Shield winners, six have gone on to capture the MLS Cup. San Jose previously won the Supporters' Shield in 2005. About Match Analysis Match Analysis is the leading pioneer in high performance analytical tools for soccer (football). Over the past decade, Match Analysis has worked with almost every top club in North America and top media outlets including the New York Times coverage of the 2010 World Cup. In 2012, Match Analysis clients included all 18 Premier Division clubs in Mexico, eleven MLS clubs, the United States, Mexican, and Canadian National teams, and a wide array of college and amateur sides. Match Analysis offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services including video indexing and archiving, statistical analysis, live data collection, player tracking, and fitness and performance analysis.
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