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For @FiveThirtyEight, @MC_of_A applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool ahead of the #UCLFinal. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Shrewd. 18 hours ago

A snapshot showcasing the average age of Unai Emery’s previous teams alongside Arsenal over the past five seasons.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 25 May

BLOG: An analytical preview of the #UCLFinal, and how width may be crucial in this match. Flank. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 25 May

BLOG: In his debut blog for OptaPro, @andycoops83 analytically previews the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. Showp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 24 May

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 May

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 May

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

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GUEST BLOG: Building an MLS roster

Columbia University student James Appell discusses the process behind selecting a 20-man MLS roster.
Posted by James Appell at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro partners with Columbia University

OptaPro partners with Columbia University's Sports Management MBA program.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

COLUMBIA BLOG: Determining player types using 'Team DNA'

The fourth Columbia University blog from their ongoing research introduces the concept of Team DNA.
Posted by Columbia University at 16:15

COLUMBIA BLOG: Goalkeeper rankings by shot type

A proposal for a new way to effectively rank goalkeepers.
Posted by Columbia University at 15:29

COLUMBIA BLOG: Holding the ball under pressure

Which player is the best at holding the ball under significant defensive pressure?
Posted by Columbia University at 15:12