Laptop Gurus

Interview: Atlanta United's Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis at Atlanta United FC, Lucy Rushton

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Lucy Rushton's career has taken her to one of the most successful and instantly recognisable franchises in Major League Soccer – Atlanta United.

The Five Stripes were MLS Cup winners in 2018, in only their second season after entering the league, and have won plenty of plaudits for their success on and off the field, as well as unearthing numerous gems including Miguel Almirón and Josef Martínez.

Via spells at Watford and Reading, Lucy has risen to become Atlanta United's Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis and, in this fascinating episode of Laptop Gurus, she explains her career path, her experiences of working with data and analytics in football (and soccer!), how she came to work for the Five Stripes and the tools, resources and processes which put a winning team on the field in MLS.

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