Major League Soccer Revolutionizing Video and Statistical Analysis with Match Analysis
Game Changing Tools Have Transformed Performance Analysis
EMERYVILLE, CA – A combination of existing clients, renewals and new signings sees Match Analysis continue its position as the market leading video and statistical analysis provider for Major League Soccer for the 2015 season.
Sixteen MLS clubs use the full Match Analysis tool suite to provide them access to a comprehensive database of video and statistical information and cutting edge tools.
With K2 Panoramic Camera Systems installed at every MLS stadium, all twenty clubs have access to basic Match Analysis tools. Usage statistics captured during the 2014 MLS season show strong, consistent, and pervasive use of the system league wide.
During 2014 Match Analysis MLS Clients combined to:
- Download over 3,500 panoramic videos
- Access over 3,000 games with player tracking and visualization
- Study 2,300 match fitness reports
- View 350,000 pages in Tango Online
On average Match Analysis MLS clubs:
- Use panoramic video for over 180 matches throughout the season to study their teams’ or opponents’ performances
- Leverage player tracking and visualization for over 150 games
- Review over 120 match fitness reports during the season
- View over 18,500 pages in Tango Online
It’s not just the clubs that are benefitting from using Match Analysis products in MLS. Both The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) and the MLS Disciplinary Committee use the tools to review and improve referees’ and assistant referees’ performance and investigate every disciplinary event from all matches. The K2 Panoramic Video provides invaluable footage capturing what the broadcast may miss.
“MLS is one of the most advanced leagues in the world when it comes to the use of technology,” states Jeff Agoos, MLS Vice President of Competition. “With Match Analysis’ state of the art products including K2 panoramic video and advanced fitness reports, we are able to innovatively analyze every game and continue to raise the quality of our product including the performance of our officials.”
Bruce Arena, General Manager and Head Coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy commented “My staff spends hours each day using Match Analysis to prepare our players. We almost exclusively work with the Panoramic Video. We review the fitness data for our team & our opponents to identify advantages we can exploit.”
“We use Match Analysis Panoramic Video and the Fitness Data daily. I don’t know how teams can be successful without it. Panoramic video and the Visualizations have become an integral part of our game preparation process.” added Jay Heaps, Head Coach of the New England Revolution.
The growing popularity of Match Analysis’s suite of tools has rapidly accelerated the growth of the company. “MLS continues to be at the forefront embracing and using technology. Our tools provide clubs with a searchable, high resolution perspective of every inch of the pitch combined with a unique take on player tracking that allows managers and coaching staff to create interactive visualizations by just touching the video,” Match Analysis President Mark Brunkhart said. “The enthusiastic adoption of the Match Analysis products within MLS follows in part from the fact that the impact is not limited to the clubs but spans the entire organization. The system now is being used successfully for player disciplinary hearings and referee position analysis and training”.
Match Analysis 2015 MLS clients include the MLS expansion side Atlanta 2017, Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, Orlando City, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake City, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, and Toronto FC.
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. Match Analysis's K2 Panoramic Video Camera System is 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.
Match Analysis Contact:
Stephen Hamilton +1-213-321-9554