Reading the press release about the arrival of Rob Stone at FOX Sports this week, you would have presumed that Christian Miles was a goner. Without mentioning Miles’s name, the press release described how Stone would be hosting Goals On Sunday and FOX Soccer Match Day, both programs currently hosted by Miles, and even mentioned that Eric Wynalda had been shifted to studio analyst, but still didn’t say a word about Miles. So it’s no surprise that the blogs and Twitter were buzzing about Miles’s presumed demise.
Except that Christian Miles is still alive and well at FOX Soccer despite the smack in the face of not being mentioned in the press release. Miles will continue being the host of Goals On Sunday and FOX Soccer Match Day through Super Bowl Sunday (February 5, 2012).
And then beginning in mid-February, Christian Miles will be the new lead match commentator for FOX Soccer’s coverage of Serie A games on Saturdays and Sundays. Miles will replace the international feed led by Paul Visca.