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UPDATED: Nick Webster and Phil Schoen Say Farewell to FOX Soccer and GolTV Respectively

phil schoen nick webster2 UPDATED: Nick Webster and Phil Schoen Say Farewell to FOX Soccer and GolTV Respectively

Two veterans of soccer broadcasting in the United States are moving on to new pastures.

After 12 years at FOX Soccer, senior producer Nick Webster has left the network to become editor-in-chief of a new venture named Football.com   Webster was the voice and driving force behind FOX Soccer for many years. Viewers will remember him as the English co-host of FOX Football Fone-In, as well as the familiar English voice and face on many FOX Soccer programs throughout the years.

Meanwhile, GolTV commentator Phil Schoen has announced that he has resigned from the 24/7 soccer network. “Today, after nearly a decade of thrills, I have resigned from GolTV,” said Schoen. “So many memories, so many friends.”

Schoen has been the lead English commentator at GolTV for 10 years, where he was best known for his commentating on La Liga and Bundesliga matches for the Miami-based soccer network, alongside colorful co-commentator Ray Hudson.

UPDATE: We can now reveal that Phil Schoen has joined Al Jazeera, to work on their two soccer networks beIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2 that will launch on August 1 and will be based in Miami, Florida.

As EPL Talk reported two months ago, Al Jazeera has acquired US TV rights to La Liga and Serie A, beginning next season — in addition to Ligue Un, Copa America and other soccer properties. Now that GolTV has lost its flagship TV rights — La Liga, the only major soccer leagues the network carries are the Bundesliga, Brazilian and Argentinian leagues.


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