Chicago Fire Selects Match Analysis for Video and Statistical Analysis
New Coaching Staff Brings State of the Art to ChicagoFor Immediate Release: February 4, 2014 CHICAGO, Illinois - Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire today announced they have signed a multi-year agreement with California based Match Analysis. The agreement will see The Fire utilizing Match Analysis's market leading technology to provide video and statistical analysis for the club. With the recent appointment of Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop, the Match Analysis product suite will become an important and integral part of The Fire's new coaching and analysis program. The tools provide the most advanced system for video analysis on the market and includes Mambo Studio (a state-of-the-art video search and retrieval tool), Tango Online (a comprehensive online analytical and video library accessible by coaches and players), Tango ToGo (a direct to mobile communication tool allowing coaches to send clips and comments instantly to players), K2 Panoramic Video (providing a complete corner-to-corner view of the pitch), and TrueView Visualizations (allowing interactive touch panel visualizations and player tracking directly within the video itself). "Match Analysis's products and the insight they provide are a critical part of our club's success. The tools are the best on the market by far," explained Frank Yallop. "With their most recent products, Match Analysis is really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with video and data, and we want to bring the state of the art to The Fire." "Frank Yallop and Technical Director Brian Bliss have been great long term advocates and users of our products.We're pleased that one of their first signings at the Chicago Fire has been Match Analysis," said Mark Brunkhart, President of Match Analysis. "We look forward to working closely with Frank and his staff to support and develop Chicago's analysis program." 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 2013, Match Analysis's K2 Panoramic Video Camera System was implemented in every stadium in Major League Soccer and Liga MX. Current Match Analysis clients include all 18 Liga MX clubs in Mexico, 16 MLS clubs, the United States and Mexican 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, fitness reports and performance analysis. About the Chicago Fire Founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1997, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club enters its 16th Major League Soccer season. The Fire won the MLS Cup in its inaugural campaign in 1998 and was crowned champion of U.S. Soccer's national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. The Fire play at TOYOTA PARK, a world-class soccer stadium, located in Bridgeview, IL. For more information on the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, please visit the club's official website at www.Chicago-Fire.com.
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