Is Smart Soccer in the MLS the Dawn of Football’s Moneyball Era?

There will be no place to hide in the MLS next season. Smart Soccer technology will provide coaches with real-time data tracking the performance of every player on the field—offering new insight and ushering in a new era of football analysis.

The implications are far-reaching. Coaches will be able to monitor players' activity so closely they could in theory calculate substitutions in the same way Formula One racing teams plan tire changes. Trades may end up being subject to statistics in the same way house sales are subject to inspections.

Some players will prove themselves worth every cent. Others may show themselves to be contributing far less than their talent demands. Smart Soccer could make or break careers, and it will almost certainly influence the way we think about footballers and the contribution they make.

Read the official press release from adidas:

By measuring every move, heartbeat and step and relaying that t...

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