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FOX announces commentators for Copa America Centenario

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FOX Sports has announced the commentators that will be bringing the Copa America Centenario to you this summer in the highly anticipated tournament that should be the biggest soccer event in the US since World Cup 1994.

The broadcasting pairings for FOX Sports’ coverage of 2016 COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO are as follows:

Commentators

John Strong & Brad Friedel
JP Dellacamera & Stuart Holden
Justin Kutcher & Cobi Jones
Mark Followill & Cobi Jones
Mark Followill & Herculez Gomez

Reporters

Kyndra De St. Aubin
Jenny Taft
Francisco X. Rivera

SEE MORE: Copa America Centenario: Team previews, TV schedules and tickets

FOX Sports’ five broadcast teams feature several familiar names except for Mark Followill, who FC Dallas supporters will recognize as their local commentator.

A glaring omission from the sideline reporters is Julie Stewart-Binks. According to a World Soccer Talk source, Stewart-Binks is leaving FOX. A spokesperson for FOX Sports declined to comment.

The tournament kicks off Friday, June 3, from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as the United States faces Colombia. Play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the action with analyst Brad Friedel and reporter Kyndra De St. Aubin, while Rob Stone hosts pre-match, halftime and post-match commentary alongside Alexi Lalas, Fernando Fiore, Herculez Gomez, Eric Wynalda and Aly Wagner throughout the tournament. Fiore handles a host of duties during the event including nine special editions of COPA TONIGHT, the hour-long tournament-themed news and commentary program, during which he is joined by Lalas and Wagner.

SEE MORE: FOX Sports announces TV coverage plans for Copa America Centenario

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Roger Bergin

    June 27, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Need someone with more polished, like an Ian Darke calling the games.

  2. Luis

    June 26, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Who is she?

  3. Russ

    June 26, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Brad Friedel had been as solid as ever. But he is wasted at Fox, who seem obsessed with wanting to reinvent the language of soccer through the filter of of unrelated sports terms .. “End line”, “on frame”, “post up” .. Nauseating.

    If John Strong and JP Delacamera are Fox’s definition of a “marquee lineup” they really have no business covering soccer.

    The Fox commentary for Copa America Centenario has absolutely been a drag on what had been some great action on the pitch.

  4. Latisha

    June 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Yeah…penales…Chile is great…..
    Argentina …bye bye

  5. Latish

    June 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Please…give USA people a break…the commentators must remain bias….and not make verbal their team preference …like in this Argentina vs chile game final…

  6. Daniel

    June 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    The Copa America Final has a female commentator who apparently has little attention to dedtail. When the Argentine player was red carded, she said there was no contact involved in the foul called. Try again girl! In one of the slow replays it is absolutely conclusive the WAS contact. Watch the Argentine players leg as it goes over the ball and contacts the Chilean player’s leg about 6 inches below the knee. You can tell there is contact by the Argentine leg wobbling immediately after contact. A leg would not do that unless contact has been made! I played for 20 years, coached for 16 years and refereed for 16 years.

    • Scott

      June 27, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Wrong, it was not a red card violation, but this ref was really bad. Diaz second foul shouldn’t have been another yellow either. Messi just ran into him.

  7. Hernan Norambuena

    June 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Mr Fiore takes too long to translate to english what one knows he would like to convey in his language. And it is painful.

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