ESPN FC, the new daily soccer show from ESPN that will debut on August 11, will feature Max Bretos and Dan Thomas as the hosts of the show, according to Sports Illustrated.
After a career at Real Madrid TV, Thomas moved to ESPN in 2010 and has been a regular host of Press Pass, as well as a commentator for many soccer matches aired on ESPN.
Bretos also joined ESPN in 2010 after a career at FOX Soccer where he was a presenter and commentator from 1999 to 2010.
Joining Bretos and Thomas will be five pundits yet to be named. If I had to guess who they were, I’d say it’d be Paul Mariner, Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman, Steve Nicol and Janusz Michallik. The pundits will be officially named later this week.
In the Sports Illustrated news item, ESPN producer Steve Palese, shared more insight regarding the ESPN FC daily show:
“Editorially, the show will be an extension of ESPNFC.com. The Sunday show will be more highlight driven, but every day, ESPN FC will offer analysis, discussion and reporting on the top stories in the sport. The show will have a global feel while also offering extensive coverage of the U.S. national team and MLS.
“The quality and variety of talent available and the variety of topics that will be covered on a daily basis will make the show informative and enjoyable to soccer fans in the United States. One of the great things about ESPN FC is that if we run out of time on a particular topic, we can always continue the conversation on ESPNFC.com after the show. The reverse will also be true. If there is an article or video analysis piece that is creating a lot of discussion from fans on the site, we will carry that discussion over to the show.”