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Photo via MLS.
Photo via MLS.

Watching taped replays of sporting events is nothing new for coaches looking to find out what went right and wrong during a game.

But a California-based company called Match Analysis takes it to another level, combining the feeds from three cameras to offer a wide panoramic angle of the game.

Now, Major League Soccer will be using the technology in each of its 18 stadiums to track every player and referee for every single match.

Match Analysis not only provides a unique corner-to-corner view of the action, but also player tracking and tactical analysis tools. This provides coaches with a bevy of new statistics and insights.

For example, the technology can show how organized a team at any given point in a match. It can also hold referees accountable for being in the right spot at the right time.

Last month, the NBA announced a similar deal with STATS to track player movement in every game. That system uses six cameras in NBA arenas to gauge player fatigue, movement and other information not previously quantifiable.

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