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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 6 hours ago

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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NEWS: OptaPro releases 2018 MLS regular season review

Applied league-wide analysis, at team and player level, is made available publicly for the first time
Posted by Andy Cooper at 00:00

BLOG: ProVision Series - a data profile of Bayern-bound Alphonso Davies

The latest in our ProVision series sees Paul Carr profile Bayern Munich's latest acquisition: Canadian winger Alphonso Davies.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

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

BLOG: A new way to assess aerial performance

Todd Kingston applies the Elo rating system to assessing aerial ability in Major League Soccer.
Posted by Todd Kingston at 00:00

NEWS: Devin Pleuler leaves OptaPro to join Toronto FC

Devin Pleuler leaves OptaPro to join Toronto FC as their Manager of Analytics.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00