Columbus Crew Extends Agreement with Match Analysis
Crew Retains Match Analysis to Supply Ground-Breaking Video and Statistical Analysis TechnologyFor Immediate Release: March 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew announced today it has extended its existing agreement with California-based Match Analysis to provide the club's video and statistical analysis. New Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and his coaching staff will use Match Analysis's market-leading products to provide access to touch-by-touch video and statistical analysis of every MLS match. The cutting edge product suite includes Mambo Studio 5.1 video search and retrieval tool, K2 Panoramic Video providing a unique complete corner-to-corner full pitch view and TrueView Visualizations that enables interactive touch panel visualizations & player tracking directly within the video. Coaches and players will also have immediate online access to detailed individual analytics, upcoming opponent analysis, and complete touch-by-touch player video through Tango Online and the company's proprietary Tango ToGo system also enables coaches to instantly send video directly to players on their mobile devices. "The Match Analysis tools are an important component in the Crew's pre and post-match analysis," said Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. "We are very pleased with their video products and level of service, and it was a simple decision for us to extend our existing agreement with Match Analysis." "We're very excited that Gregg and the Crew have decided to extend our relationship and look forward to working closely with the technical staff" said Mark Brunkhart, President of Match Analysis. "Knowing Greg and his staff did their due diligence prior to choosing to work with Match Analysis is additional validation that we continue to provide the most advance suite of performance analysis tools in the industry." 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 Columbus Crew The Columbus Crew is Ohio's Major League Soccer club. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), and one of the League's Charter Members, it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008, and has also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters' Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. 2014 is the Crew's 16th season at first-of-its-kind Crew Stadium, the first topflight soccer-specific facility built in the United States. Founded by the American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm's sports and entertainment business enterprise.
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