STATSports GPS Football Tracker to Help Revolutionize The MLS
How times have changed with the use of technology. You can now pay for your coffee and board an airplane by just using your cellphone. Technology has also now entered the MLS, with the partnership of STATSports.
STATSports have partnered with eight prestigious Major League Soccer (MLS) franchises to equip teams with the latest in cutting edge sport technology, their Viper System, for the forthcoming MLS season.
The STATSports Viper system is the most innovative performance monitoring and analysis software available on the market. Colorado Rapid, Columbus Crew, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC and Sporting Kansas FC will now be in a position to monitor their players on a daily basis, analyzing training loads and player outputs allowing them to detect when players are at their most susceptible to picking up an injury.
General Manager of STATSports, Paul Johnston has welcomed the news “Major League Soccer is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing leagues in the World, with the ability to attract some of the biggest household names in World football. We are extremely proud to have signed such high quality teams and are delighted that we will be in a position to assist them in their quest for silverware over the coming seasons.”
He added “The Viper system is the ultimate tool for ensuring that players are kept in peak physical condition over the course of a season. Managers and coaches receive meaningful data instantly about individual players, which allows for full analysis of their individual performance and track’s players training load on a continual basis.”
Now more than ever technology plays a pivotal role in the preparation of all professional teams. STATSports GPS tracking player system will allow MLS clubs keep an eye out for indicators of injury and illness. The ‘dynamic stress load’ is capable of noticing the first sign of player fatigue. In a demanding sport like soccer where games come thick and fast a player’s dynamic stress load is constantly monitored in order to minimize injury. Information like this allows players help reach optimum fitness levels and ultimately become better players.
Robbie Keane who captains reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy is already familiar with the Viper system from the International set-up with the Republic of Ireland. Keane will be joined this season by new signing, Steven Gerrard and they can now both look forward to facing fellow STATSports clients over the coming months, including New York City FC’s marquee striker, David Villa and Orlando City SC’s Kaka. Both former World Cup winners.
For more information on STATSports and their cutting edge technology based GPS tracker for elite teams, visit their website.
Photo Credit: Hana Asono, LA Galaxy
Article: Geoff Wilson, Sports Consultancy, working with clients such as FIFA across the world and on the board of SportNI. Follow Geoff on twitter @geoffwnjwilson or LinkedIn.