MLS, Adidas Announce World’s First ‘Smart League’ in World Soccer

Imagine a soccer league in which coaches and players had data on players' speed, acceleration, power, running distance and even heart rate.

Then imagine all the numbers coming across in real time.

In 2013, we won't have to imagine anymore. In 2013, Major League Soccer will become the world's first "smart league," thanks to the Adidas Micoach Elite System.

If that sounds something like the futuristic football game played at the beginning of the movie Starship Troopers—well, it's not. Actually, it'll be here before you know it.

Before MLS becomes the world's first smart league in 2013, Adidas will give fans a sneak peak of the Micoach Elite System next week in Philadelphia. On July 25, the MLS All-Stars will play Chelsea in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, which is about to become the world's first "smart game."

Here's how it works, according to an Adidas press release (via

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