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Tag Archives: adrian healey

Sporting KC Gets Statement Win Over Galaxy 1-0

Posted on by Robert Hay

The game was called the biggest matchup of the early season by ESPN’s Adrian Healey in the pregame. While this may have been an overstatement, yesterday’s match featured two teams that during the preseason many had as the best in … Continue reading

Post-World Cup Exposes Weaknesses of US Soccer Commentators

Posted on by Christopher Harris
England versus San Marino

The one thing that the preseason friendlies have revealed to me thus far is the enormous drop off in talent between the commentary teams that we were spoilt with during the World Cup to the B-level of talent we witnessed … Continue reading

ESPN get Rangers Assistant Ally McCoist for USA World Cup TV Job

Posted on by Jesse Chula

It seems the planning, preparation and excitement for the World Cup is hitting it’s full stride as of late as we enter into the last two weeks of the Premier League season. In addition to more exciting news from EPL Talk to come soon, ESPN just … Continue reading

Why ESPN Needs a US Commentator For Its World Cup TV Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN generated controversy Thursday when it named its four lead commentators for US TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four are British born, but not one US-born commentator was selected. Of the four chosen by ESPN, three of … Continue reading

JP Dellacamera Demoted From TV to Radio Coverage of World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In a blow to the growth of US-born commentators in this country, ESPN revealed today the names of the four lead announcers for its TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four of them are British born. The lead … Continue reading

ESPN Commentators For 2010 World Cup TV Coverage Announced

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN today announced the lead commentators for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The lead commentators will be Martin Tyler, Ian Darke, Derek Rae and Adrian Healey. In all, ESPN will employ four teams to cover all 64 tournament … Continue reading

Famous Soccer Celebrities On Plaxo

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Previously on EPL Talk, we identified some of the top footballers on MySpace and Facebook. Now it’s the turn of Plaxo, the online address book used by more than 40 million people worldwide. Steve Sampson. It’s pretty sad when someone … Continue reading

Jack Bell Is A Wanker, Part II

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s pretty sad when two soccer columnists who represent what is supposedly one of the nation’s top newspapers are so incompetent and out-of-touch with reality. Last November, I called New York Times soccer columnist Jack Bell a wanker for writing … Continue reading

ESPN's Euro 2008 Dream Goes According To Plan

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN and ABC’s dreams have come true. Sunday’s Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain is a far better proposition for the Disney owned TV networks than Turkey against Russia would have been. With plenty of German Americans living in … Continue reading

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Posted on by Jeff Hash

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition … Continue reading

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it’s … Continue reading