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Heart rate monitors. GPS trackers. High tech harnesses. Such is the stuff you'll find at the Seattle Sounders training facility these days, as the MLS club is turning to sports science to gain insight into the players' fitness, fatigue and injury risk.

The Sounders actually have a staff of seven full-time 'performance and sport science' employees, led by manager Dave Tenney. Thanks to the terabytes of data Tenney’s staff gathers during every training session and game, the Sounders are able to put together individualized programs to help players avoid injuries and perform at their best.

Check out the full story here on the MLS site, including all the ways data is being used to improve your favorite professional soccer teams. 

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