A comprehensive guide to English soccer TV commentators and co-commentators

 

JIM PROUDFOOT

For those with trained ears, Proudfoot has an unmistakeable accent. As well as commentating games on television, he can often be heard on talkSport Radio.

 

DEREK RAE

Derek Rae is one of the most respected soccer commentators in the United States for his memorable UEFA Champions League commentaries he did for ESPN (when the “Worldwide leader in sports” had the rights to the UCL competition). Rae is a perfectionist in what he does. He proactively researches the correct pronunciations of player’s names, and always goes above and beyond to ensure that he delivers a quality broadcast. 

 

MARK ROGONDINO

For years, Mark was a familiar voice for viewers of Fox Soccer Channel where he would often provide voiceovers and lead-ins for many of the network’s biggest soccer games. But in recent years, Mark Rogondino has been used far more often in front of the TV camera as he commentates soccer games for FOX Sports. His area of specialization is women’s soccer games.

 

PHIL SCHOEN

US commentator Phil Schoen has the distinction of commentating the first-ever MLS game on television. Nowadays, Schoen is the lead commentator for beIN SPORTS where he can be heard announcing La Liga and Serie A games alongside co-commentator Ray Hudson. 

 

JOE SPEIGHT

Even though he’s a regular commentator for the Premier League matches each weekend on the international feed, Joe is less well known as other commentators. But as soon as you hear his voice, he sounds very familiar.

 

DAVID STOWELL

Stowell is a commentator at MUTV, Manchester United’s official TV channel, but he also commentates games for the Premier League and Champions League. The challenge is that his voice isn’t especially unique, so he’s a tougher one to pick out when hearing soccer commentaries (unless he’s on MUTV).

 

JOHN STRONG

Somewhat of an up-and-comer in the sports casting world, Strong started out working Portland Timbers games in 2010 for FSN Northwest. After becoming the Timbers play-by-play announcer, Strong officially moved to the NBC Sports Network in 2013 to be one of the lead commentators for both the MLS and Premier League matches. Strong also previously worked Europa League games for FOX Sports. The Oregon native is very well liked around the sport, and is viewed as one of the top American lead commentators. 

 

GARY TAPHOUSE

Taphouse is the type of English soccer commentator who has the quintessential English accent, delivers a consistently pleasing commentary and packs a lot of emotion in his voice whenever there’s something exciting to share. Taphouse is a Crystal Palace supporter. 

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