I guess like everyone who has an MLS podcast or blogs about the league, I'm not one to get excited about All-Star games. But as a stats geek, the notion of adidas providing a means of tracking player movement, activity and other sundry stats, I have to say I was intrigued. Now that the game is over, I can't help but feel adidas over promised and under delivered. With so much publicity going into the miCoach Elite System debut at the MLS All-Star game, I really expected something much more substantive.
As a personal disclaimer, I've been using the micoach Speed Cell for a few weeks now. I previously used Nike-plus but in recovering from a freak injury, my orthopedic surgeon recommended I try a specific adidas shoe. So I made the switch and I'm quite happy with it. For whatever reason running is infinitely more fun with a little technology baked in.
At any rate, the inclusion of the adidas elite system into all MLS league games next year could be something truly special. But it all remains to be seen what information will be tracked, who will have access to it (fans? front offices?) and how reliable the information is.