A soccer presence at the MIT Sports Analytics Conference

In my first post on the Sports Analytics Conference at MIT's Sloan Business School, I lamented the fact that there were no sessions or panel discussions by anyone in the soccer world.  That situation has since been remedied; there will be a discussion on "Emerging Analytics" with Michael Forde and Simon Wilson, who are the directors of performance analysis at Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively.  Aaron Schatz of FootballOutsiders.com, who has done a lot of work on performance analysis for American football, and John Walsh of ESPN will complete the panel.