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BLOG: Inside U.S. Soccer

Ross Moses, U.S. Soccer’s Director of Analytics and Research, shares insight on how the federation applies data and analytics to influenc...

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BLOG: Counting across borders

Ben Torvaney's 2018 OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation provides a unified model for the effect of league and age on player output.

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BLOG: The Chris Ashton dilemma

OptaPro takes a closer look at the performance of the Sale wing ahead of his return to English domestic rugby next month.

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BLOG: Analysing the Vitality Blast’s final four (part two)

The second instalment of OptaPro's Vitality Blast Finals Day data-driven preview.

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Football wind maps

Neil Charles (@neilcharles_uk) takes an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from dynamic wind maps.

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OptaPro to support Eredivisie clubs this season

A collective deal with the Eredivisie sees OptaPro support all 18 clubs to inform and enhance their performance analysis work over the coming season.

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Recruitment analyst vacancy at Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City are hiring a recruitment analyst. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th August.

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Inaugural U.S. Soccer hackathon brings together data and the beautiful game

U.S. Soccer held their first hackathon this month. At the 24-hour event, participants could apply Opta data to answer soccer-focused questions.

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The state of soccer technology and innovation

This Sport Techie series provides insight from practitioners on how technology is evolving the game.

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Inside the use of in-game tracking data at the World Cup

OptaPro marketing manager Ryan Bahia speaks with SportTechie, discussing how access to technology and live data in the dugout can influence decision-making.

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U.S. Soccer Hackathon

U.S. Soccer are hosting their first soccer hackathon, taking place in Chicago on 14-15 July. Participants will have access to detailed Opta data at this inaugural event.

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How Liverpool built a potential champion

In an article for FiveThirtyEight, Michael Caley applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool in the lead-up to the Champions League final.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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We have chosen Opta because it's one of the best data providers in the world. We believe that it's an important tool for our performance in World Cup 2014.
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