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ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Nightly Soccer Report

ESPN have added four analysts to its coverage of World Cup 2014 with the inclusion of Stewart Robson, Efan Ekoku, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller.

The analysts will join the five World Cup analysts ESPN named in December, who are Steve McManaman, Michael Ballack, Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman and Santiago Solari.

The latest four pundits who have joined ESPN’s official World Cup 2014 team will be familiar to US audiences. Ekoku and Robson are often featured as co-commentators on Premier League matches televised by NBC, while Keller and Moreno have been featured prominently on ESPN’s coverage of the USMNT.

Don’t be surprised if ESPN makes a future announcement regarding another analyst being added to the World Cup 2014 team!

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Gringo

    May 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Keller and Moreno really don’t bring much to the table.

  2. Brian

    April 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I’m not as worried about the studio analysts as one can get all the pre-match and post-match analysis via the internet if ESPN’s analysts are not up to par.

    I’m more concerned with who the match commentators are actually going to be.

  3. Juan

    April 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

    A.moreno is a f***in idiot. What does he know about futbol? he played in the mls !

    • rkujay

      April 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

      On the other hand “where my grandmother hangs her clothes”, and “where the spiders lay their eggs”, is/are brilliant.

      Casey…not so much.

  4. Brad

    April 5, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Not a big fan of Kasey Keller but I am glad to see they added Alejandro Moreno.

  5. Casey G

    April 5, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Even tho he’s got the Rangers job to deal with, I would have loved to seen them bring back Ally McCoist, love his analysis and overview, plus i think scottish voices just sound damn good as commentary. (And dare I say) that i would have liked to see ESPN gamble on Andy Gray, i think he did a great job on the EURO 2008 Broadcasts here, and since most casual american soccer fans aren’t aware of his reputation (scandals) in the UK, i don’t see it would a bad move to bring him in.

    • Cantona

      April 5, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Andy Gray would be brilliant.. Still mixes it up well for the REAL BeIn Sports in the Mideast. I think he is getting paid way too much to moonlight for ESPN

      Cantona—

  6. LaticsFan

    April 5, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Hopefully they get Roberto Martinez back again.

  7. Rick

    April 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Good job espn – no Gus Johnson yeahhhh!

  8. valeria simpson

    April 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Please, please, please, please sign up Men In Blazers

    • Matt

      April 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Why all the downvotes – those guys are the best!

      • Christopher Harris

        April 4, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        My two cents… they were entertaining in the beginning, now their shtick is old. So little of their podcast is actually about soccer. Instead it’s the same old jokes and very little informative or intelligent soccer content.

        They have their fans, but I wonder how much of their show is authentic. They seem to kiss ass to everyone. And I also question their soccer knowledge outside of the top 5.

        They seem like nice guys, but I’m not a fan of the podcast anymore.

        • Matt

          April 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm

          You may have a point. I guess I haven’t listened to the podcast enough to get tired of the schtick. I loved Roger Bennett for the USA-Mexico game in Columbus though.

        • Cantona

          April 5, 2014 at 6:05 am

          You nailed it Chris! The Gus Johnson interview ie ass kissing was the worst.. Lost all credibility after that.. Just looking to promote their brand and get on The FIFA games.. Why??? I’m still shaking my head. Their was a good piece from the Guardian on these guys asking what the hell they were doing in FIFA

          Cantona—

        • zed kolback

          April 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

          i think you might be a bit outside their demo Gaffer! for young american EPL fans, MIB pod is a weekly highlite

          • Christopher Harris

            April 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

            Good point Zed!

      • gargoyle

        April 5, 2014 at 9:02 am

        Those guys make my skin crawl. Smarmy.

        • Christopher Harris

          April 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

          I decided to give their pod another try this week. But the first 5 minutes were spent talking about golf, so I turned it off.

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