For a sport that hasn’t changed much over the years, the game of soccer is suddenly taking a giant leap into the future.
Briefly after FIFA and the International Football Association Board (IFAB) decided to allow goal-line technology to be used in matches, Major League Soccer (MLS) has followed suit by announcing that every team in the league will integrate the adidas miCoach Elite System for the 2013 season.
As displayed in last nights MLS All-Star Game, in which a select group of players on the MLS side took to the field with the high-tech device, the miCoach Elite System allows coaches to keep track of a player’s performance on the field. According to adidas, the miCoach is capable of tracking a player’s heart rate, speed, acceleration, distance covered, field position and power- making it easier for the coaching staff to analyze performance of any player and devise a game plan accordingly.
Last night’s debut for the miCoach was certainly a successful one, as the All-Stars pulled off the upset against Chelsea FC. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether the miCoach was the reason for the victory.