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US soccer club signs Manchester sports tech firm


Skylab has signed a performance analysis deal with US soccer team, Lexington Sporting Club.

The Manchester sports tech specialist has been brought in to work across talent identification, performance analysis, coach and player development, as well as recruitment.

The Kentucky club has just been awarded a League One expansion franchise with the United Soccer League (USL) – effectively the second division to Major League Soccer.

Lexington says it has “ambitious and disruptive plans” to not only create a soccer club for the city, but also a “cultural and sporting legacy.”

“We are so excited to have Skylab as part of our team moving forward. As we build out our performance operations, our planning sessions with Skylab for the various projects have been fantastic and their expertise will be a huge asset across Lexington Sporting Club,” said Sam Stockley, Sporting Director, Lexington Sporting Club.

“We look forward to embracing innovative strategies and technology across Performance Analysis and Talent ID to service the club to its fullest potential.”

The work will be undertaken by Skylab’s sport performance division, Skylab: Elite Performance Analysis (EPA).

“Our partnership with Lexington Sporting Club is a really exciting opportunity to support the team with multiple Performance Analysis solutions that will build a dynamic department for the future,” added Zak Saucede Head of Analysis, Skylab: EPA.

“Our work will feed into Lexington’s player recruitment process and underpin their game model as they prepare their team for 2023 and future years.”


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