Long-Standing Match Analysis Clients to Battle for MLS CupEMERYVILLE, CA - When Match Analysis began in a tiny home office in Northern California 13 years ago, Mark Brunkhart had never spoken to a professional coach or set foot near a professional team. Little did he know that the system he began building for a youth soccer team would become a near prerequisite for winning MLS Cup and the MLS Supporters’ Shield. In fact, over the past 13 years, the record is astounding. Twelve of thirteen MLS Supporters’ Shields (honoring the best team during the regular season) and eleven of thirteen MLS Cups have been won by Match Analysis clients. Stephen Hamilton, Match Analysis’s Director of Business Development, takes this record in stride. “We will never say we’re the reason teams win championships. The credit goes entirely to the teams, the players, and their coaches, but we are ecstatic with the level of success our clients have had since the launch of the company.” When the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New England Revolution meet on Sunday, December 7, the MLS Cup is guaranteed to go to yet another long-standing Match Analysis client. Los Angeles has been a Match Analysis client for the past 13 years having won four MLS Cups, two US Open Cups, and three Supporters’ Shields in that time. New England has also been a Match Analysis client for most of the past decade. The Revolution will be appearing in their fifth MLS Cup in the past 13 years including a run of three consecutive years from 2005 to 2007. “I’m not exactly sure how to explain the level of success our clients have had,” said Match Analysis President Mark Brunkhart. “Whether it’s because the best teams and coaches see the value in the system, or because so many teams are using the system, or because using the system provides our clients with a significant competitive advantage, we’re pleased with the results. We’re honored to be a small part of their success.” Match Analysis clients receive complete touch-by-touch video and statistical analysis of every MLS match using Match Analysis's Mambo Studio software. Along with K2 Panoramic Video and TruView Visualizations, Match Analysis provides a unique and powerful combination that enables the coaches to study the game and visually communicate their message to players with stunning effect. The state of the art suite of tools also provides the coaches and players with instant online access to detailed individual analytics, upcoming opponent analysis, and complete touch-by-touch player video through Tango Online. During the past season, the players and coaches of MLS viewed over 350,000 pages on Tango Online. Mr. Brunkhart is a little surprised by the success. “If someone had told me before I walked nervously into Sigi Schmid’s office for the first time in 2001 that 23 of the next 26 national championships would be won by teams using our tools. I’m pretty sure I would have laughed.” With a smile he adds, “Or maybe raised the price.” In 2014, Match Analysis clients will have swept the US Open Cup, Supporters’ Shield, and MLS Cup. Match Analysis wishes the best of luck to the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New England Revolution this weekend as they continue the tradition of success.
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. 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.
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