Kyle Martino Interview: MLS Talk Podcast


Kyle Martino is the host of Soccer Talk Live, Fox Soccer Channel’s new Monday night initiative. He joined me last week to talk about his new job, the transition from an analytical role with ESPN to an host’s position with Fox, his last days as a player, and the criticisms being targeted at the new show.

And a reminder about what we’re doing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month …

Over the next two weeks, we will be giving away three of these scarves on the Major League Soccer Talk podcast; however, if you want to contribute to a good cause and get a cool piece of gear, please get in touch with The Royal Pride for details on how to support breast cancer research and support.

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  1. I’ve enjoyed Kyle’s work on the Philadelphia Union broadcasts this season. The first broadcast of STL was pretty hard to watch, but it has shown improvement in recent weeks (I liked the interview with Alexi Lalas where Kyle had him talking about people he had rough relationships with, like Bob Bradley and Ruud Gullit). For the type of chatty, fun show they are aiming to make, the models they should be following are ESPN’s SportsNation and Univision’s Republica Deportiva, but its hard to capture the vibe of those shows on the budget FSC is making available for STL. Its not easy to find a Michelle Beadle — who is natural on camera, knows her subject matter and knows how to make the broadcast look fun. And its not easy for Kyle to transform into a professional presenter on the level of a Cowherd or Fernando Fiore overnight. The show is not “there” yet, but I am pulling for the guy. TV networks, however, are not famous for their patience.

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