Hello Class- This is my blog post on an example of two teams in soccer using mixed strategies in a real world scenario. Below you will find a YouTube link that shows “Manchester United – Chelsea London Champions League Final 2008”. In this video you can fast forward to 2:55 of the video and at this point we can see that there is some type of confusion between the goalie and the kickers. This confusion is due to a mixed strategy of Manchester’s goalie responding to the actions of the other teams players. The goalie is adjusting his strategy due to what he expects the other players strategies to be. Manchester United’s goalkeeper learns of Chelsea’s kicking strategy. This strategy is of the kickers kicking to their natural side. Due to this the Chelsea players begin kicking to the opposite side- hence their unnatural side. Ex: If the kicking players natural side is right, they would kick the soccer ball to their left side. Manchester’s goal keeper notices this unnatural strategy, so on the last kick he points to the unnatural side of the kicker. This causes the kicker (Nicolas Anelka), to see that the goalie has learned of their strategy. Nicolas kicks to the natural side to confuse the goalkeeper. The problem is that the goalkeeper on Manchester (Van Der Sar) dives to the natural side and blocks the kicker. The reason why he was able to block the kick is because he increased his probability of the kicker kicking to the natural side. Through this example mixed strategy can be seen by each player playing a strategy that will take advantage of the expected probability of the other players strategy.