Calculators, soccer balls and bicycle kicks shared the field this month as Raytheon engineers paired up with some of the top players of Major League Soccer to explore the science behind the world’s most popular sport.
Raytheon joined FC Dallas players Stephen Keel, Andrew Jacobson and Ryan Hollinshead in the “Science of Soccer,” a collaborative event with R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. The event came as soccer fans are gearing up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
At the event, students discussed the science of goal-scoring and how math and physics determine how a soccer ball bends in flight toward the net.