2015 MLS Cup Final is an All Match Analysis Affair AgainEMERYVILLE, California - Match Analysis’s impressive record of clients winning MLS Cup is set to continue with the Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers meeting in the 2015 final. En-route to this season’s showdown on Sunday December 6th, the Crew defeated the Montreal Impact and the New York Red Bulls in the playoffs to win the Eastern Conference Championship, with the Timbers overcoming Sporting Kansas City, the Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas in winning the Western Conference. Both teams utilize Match Analysis products and services to provide their video and statistical data. The Crew are a long-standing client having been with Match Analysis since 2006, including their successful MLS Cup winning 2008 season. The Timbers have been clients for the past three seasons, which has coincided with their most successful period in MLS. With 2015 guaranteed to be won yet again by a Match Analysis client it will continue an astounding record that has seen 12 of the past 14 MLS Cups being lifted by a Match Analysis client. Three of four of this season’s Conference Championship finalists were Match Analysis clients. In addition, Sporting Kansas City won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in September, the 12th Match Analysis client in 14 seasons to win the Open Cup. “Yet again it’s fantastic to see two of our teams battling it out for the cup and we would like to wish them both the best of luck on Sunday,” said Mark Brunkhart, Match Analysis’s President. “While all the credit goes to the club, their coaching staff, and players, Match Analysis is honored to be associated with both teams and delighted that our record for supporting championship winning teams continues. Since we commenced working with MLS teams in 2001 our clients have now won 24 of 27 national championships, which is a remarkable statistic that we are extremely proud of”. 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, Player Tracking Data 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. Recent statistics showed the players and coaches of MLS viewed over 350,000 pages on Tango Online.
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, 17 MLS clubs, the Mexican national team, 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.
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