It was inevitable that Opta would seek to establish themselves in the American soccer market as match data providers. There is an ad at the Major League Soccer website seeking live match analysts for the upcoming season. It's a part-time job and applicants must live within commuting distance of Opta's NYC offices.
Here's a video that describes the data collection software that end-users will use. Unfortunately, the live analyst's work isn't as glamorous.
(Thanks to Travis Clark's Twitter feed for the tip.)