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Meet Kevin Minkus, Director of Football Analytics at Chicago Fire FC 

In the latest StatsBomb customer case study, Kevin Minkus, the Director of Football Analytics for Chicago Fire FC, sheds light on his role within the organisation. Leading a team across both Chicago Fire FC and FC Lugano in Switzerland, Minkus focuses on delivering key insights to decision-makers, leveraging data to inform strategic choices.

His team provides detailed analysis for opposition preparation, ongoing club recruitment and contract decisions, and offers a data-driven approach for broader strategic questions from the club’s hierarchy.The rhythm of the team’s work shifts with the season. During match weeks, the team is focused on supplying crucial insights for post match analysis and upcoming fixture preparations. During the off-season, Kevin and his teams’ attention shifts to recruitment searches and future squad building.

Throughout the year, the team also dedicates efforts to enhancing internal tools, and continually refining their workflows for improved efficiency and effectiveness.Before subscribing to StatsBomb in 2021, Chicago Fire FC aimed to position themselves as a prominent analytics department within Major League Soccer (MLS) and the wider soccer community. Minkus, the club’s initial full-time analytics recruit, sought a reliable data provider covering various top leagues. StatsBomb’s extensive data options, combined with the adaptable IQ platform, precisely matched the club’s goals, as he elaborates.

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