2012 MLS All Star Game To Go Smart

2012 MLS All Star Game To Go Smart

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 10, 2012
  • 2012 MLS All-Star Game

Get ready to see a smarter Major League Soccer.

MLS and adidas announced the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 25 in Philadelphia will be the world’s first “smart soccer match” and will feature the new micoach professional soccer team tracking system, the next step in player performance analysis technology.

According to the press release sent out the micoach professional soccer team tracking system provides coaches with real time performance metrics on the field of play including player position, power output, speed, distance covered, intensity of play, acceleration and GPS heat mapping.

This announcement follows the launch of the world’s first smart cleat – the adizero f50 micoach.

“adidas has always been known as a pioneer, an innovator and an industry-leader when it comes to the sport of soccer,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “It is an honor that they have chosen to debut their new game-changing and revolutionary technology at this year’s AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Philadelphia. adidas has quickly become a leader in sports analytics and we believe our All-Star Game will serve as the perfect opportunity to introduce the new micoach professional soccer team tracking system.”

I’m a tech geek at heart, and even more recently a health tech geek. I wear a health tracking system on myself to monitor my daily steps and sleep. So hearing that MLS is going all out on this kind of thing for the All Star Game has me very excited.

What do you all think of the first “smart” soccer game? Sounds pretty interesting huh?