Today, CBS’s Serie A studio show, CALCIO E CAPPUCCINO, debuted on the network. The show will stream on Paramount+ and air on CBS Sports Network. The show will launch at 11:00 AM, ET on Sunday, Sept. 12 from a brand-new studio in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
CBS’s Serie A Studio Show
Analysts on CALCIO E CAPPUCCINO include veteran soccer commentator Matteo Bonetti and Italian-American former professional soccer players Giuseppe Rossi and Mike Grella. Kate Abdo will host, with guest hosts contributing periodically throughout the season. Antonio Cincotta, Christine Cupo, Marco Messina, Fabrizio Romano, Charlie Davies and Aaron West will also contribute to coverage in studio and on-site.
CALCIO E CAPPUCCINO will celebrate the culture and passion of Italian soccer on and off the pitch. The show will offer viewers expert analysis, highlights and breaking news, along with interviews and intimate feature stories exploring the world of Calcio. Studio coverage will be featured around matches across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network on Sundays throughout the Serie A season. CBS Sports HQ will provide studio coverage on the other days of Serie A action.
As previously announced, Bonetti will also serve as CBS Sports’ lead Serie A match analyst, alongside play-by-play announcer Andres Cordero.
Pete Radovich, CBS Sports’ senior creative director, will be the coordinating producer for CBS Sports’ Serie A coverage. Harold Bryant is executive producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
ABOUT THE ANNOUNCERS
Abdo brings a wealth of experience covering international soccer’s top events, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, FIFA Men’s and Women’s World Cup, as well as CBS Sports coverage of the Concacaf Men’s Nations League and World Cup Qualifiers. She has hosted coverage of the top European leagues for networks in the U.S., U.K., Spain and Germany. She has also hosted some of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in world sports, including the FIFA Ballon d’Or multiple times.
Bonetti joined CBS Sports from ESPN where he served as a soccer commentator and analyst for international soccer leagues and marquee international tournaments since 2018. He has also contributed to soccer coverage on ESPN.com and ESPN FC, in addition to working as an announcer for beIN Sport and TNT. This will be Bonetti’s 10th season covering Serie A. Born in Milan, Italy and raised in Miami, Fla., Bonetti is a bilingual Italian American.
Cincotta is an Italian soccer coach. He most recently coached Fiorentina Femminile of Serie A for five years, where he won one Serie A title, two Coppa Italia titles and one Supercoppa title, and led the club to multiple appearances in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16. He now coaches Serie A’s Sampdoria Women.
Cordero has called play-by-play for international competitions at the highest levels of the game, including La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Copa Libertadores, World Cup Qualifiers and Africa Cup of Nations. He is currently the play-by-play voice of Major League Soccer club Inter Miami CF and is also a member of CBS Sports’ Concacaf coverage.
Cupo is a sports personality and soccer content creator. She hosts and contributes to numerous soccer podcasts, including Total Soccer Show, Juventibus and Fútbol with Grant Wahl.
Davies spent his career playing in Europe with stops at Hammarby in Sweden, Sochaux in France, and Randers in Denmark, before coming to play in Major League Soccer with D.C. United, New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union. The forward also played for the United States Men’s National Team, representing the United States at the 2008 Olympics as well as the 2009 Confederations Cup which included a matchup against Italy. Davies now serves as an analyst for CBS Sports’ Concacaf coverage, and is also an analyst for Major League Soccer, the New England Revolution and the ACC Network.
Grella is an Italian-American former professional soccer player who has played for clubs including Leeds United, Brentford FC and Viborg FF. He also won the Supporters’ Shield with the New York Red Bulls and spent time with the Columbus Crew. Grella holds the record for the fastest goal scored in MLS history. He is now with FC Cincinnati in scouting and player recruitment.
Messina is a sports personality and soccer analyst from Brooklyn, N.Y. He is the founder of Italian Football TV, a digital platform with Serie A highlights and analysis.
Romano is an Italian journalist and CBS Sports’ Soccer Insider. He acts as the leading journalist in the world specializing in global football transfers. Romano currently is a journalist for Sky Sports Italy and a reporter for The Guardian. He is based in Milan.
Rossi is an Italian-American professional soccer player who spent the majority of his career playing with Italy’s Fiorentina and Spain’s Villarreal. He also represented the Italian men’s national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, amassing 30 caps in his senior national team career. Rossi received the 2008 Olympics Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer.
West is a sports personality and content creator who began contributing to CBS Sports’ soccer coverage in 2020. He previously spent time at Turner, FOX and COPA90 as a social producer and on-air personality.
Paramount+, a leading destination for U.S. soccer fans, features more than 2,000 live matches each year. The extensive portfolio of soccer properties includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League; NWSL; The Women’s Cup; Concacaf national team competitions (Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Men’s Nations League and Women’s Nations League); Italy’s Serie A; Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol; Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileirão Série A; the Scottish Professional Football League (cinch Premiership, cinch Championship and Premier Sports Cup); and Asian Football Confederation competitions (AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Champions League, AFC Women’s Asian Cup and AFC Asian Cup).
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