Toronto FC Players To Benefit From New Video Analysis Tools
Match Analysis Provides Coaching Staff and Players with the Most Advanced Suite of Tools on the MarketFor Immediate Release: March 27, 2013 TORONTO - Canadian professional soccer club Toronto FC which competes in Major League Soccer today announced that California based Match Analysis will provide their video and technical analysis. With this move, Toronto's Head Coach, Ryan Nelsen, returns to the analysis platform he used with significant impact during his playing career in MLS. During the 2004 season, Nelsen was voted to the MLS Best XI, a season in which he also captained D.C. United to its fourth MLS Cup. During this successful period in his long and distinguished career, it was no coincidence that Ryan Nelsen was an avid user of Match Analysis's system. A review of historical data by Match Analysis confirmed that during the 2004 season, no MLS player used Match Analysis's Tango Online system more than Ryan Nelsen, and only his coach at the time spent more time on the site reviewing video and analysis of opponents and his team to prepare for upcoming matches. Nelsen was signed by Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in January 2005. Match Analysis's product suite emphasizes direct use of video analysis tools by players to enhance their own performance, knowledge, and awareness. Tango Online will provide Toronto players and coaching staff with instant access to detailed individual analytics, upcoming opponent analysis, and complete touch-by-touch player video. In addition, coaches will also have the ability to send video directly to players using Match Analysis's unique Tango ToGo system. "Having previously used the Match Analysis tools and understanding how powerful they can be, it's great that Toronto has made the decision to use their services," said Ryan Nelsen. "I believe strongly in preparation and the importance of players participating in their own development. The period I used the products in MLS was a key moment in my playing career and certainly the preparation that I did during that time was a major factor that helped lead to the subsequent opportunity to play in the English Premier League. Incorporating such a fantastic set of tools into all of our preparations will benefit the club and help us improve." Match Analysis President Mark Brunkhart commented "Ryan Nelsen is a model professional who has proved that using available information can not only enhance a player's performance but also their career and opportunities. Like Ryan, we see players using the system as a fundamental component of modern day analysis. Clubs where the video analyst is the primary or, worse, only user of the system have been left behind. The players play the game, and they are the ones who can benefit most by preparing for it. Ryan Nelsen has been a fantastic player and will be a fantastic coach, and we're excited to be working with him and Toronto FC." About Match Analysis Match Analysis is the leading pioneer in high performance analytical tools for soccer (football) and pioneered a product portfolio that has ensured North America continues to lead the world in performance analysis. 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 2013, Match Analysis clients include all 18 Liga MX clubs, 14 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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