Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday that the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park in Chester, PA will be the first professional game to use adidas's micoach system. As explained in the press release, micoach provides "real time performance metrics on the field of play including player position, power output, speed, distance covered, intensity of play, acceleration and GPS heat mapping."
"Our leading innovations help athletes and coaches on the field of play and we are finding ways to use these innovations to create more immersive sporting environments and experiences that will revolutionize the way we view sports and engage and excite fans," adidas America president Patrik Nilsson said. "The new micoach team tracking system combines state of the art technology with real time analysis bringing the game the most significant advancement in soccer coaching in the modern era. MLS understands digital innovation is the future of team sports and we are proud to make the MLS All-Star Game the world's first smart competition with our new micoach team tracking platform."