Best Co-Commentator – 2022 World Soccer Talk Awards
On this page, you can vote for the best co-commentator found on American broadcasts of the beautiful game.
Co-commentators play an important, but perhaps under-appreciated, role in soccer broadcasts. While the lead voice calls it as it is, his or her partner is there to provide insight that the common fan may not pick up on. Therefore, co-commentators must be able to quick with their words, but also quick with their analysis. Oftentimes, co-commentators catch flak for being biased towards one side, even if they are calling it fairly even. Soccer fans just enjoy being right, I suppose.
Knowing this, World Soccer Talk compiled a list of the most recognizable co-commentators that you can listen to on American TV. With the consistency and regularity of soccer available in the modern day, there are a number of leagues and competitions to keep track of. Therefore, the following list features co-commentators from international fixtures, domestic cup ties and, of course, domestic leagues.
Some soccer fans follow competitions more closely than others, so some co-commentators may seem somewhat foreign. Take this as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with some of the other nominees on this list. Oftentimes, these candidates are able to provide entertaining analysis and ‘commentary’ coupled with a lead voice that is there to say literally what is happening.
There is also a strong chance you recognize a number of the names on the following poll. Unfortunately, you cannot pick multiple names. We are curious to see who the general American soccer fan base rates highly. Of course, you can use the comment section at the end of this page for further discussion. Provide more of your thoughts on who is the best co-commentator for soccer.
Here is the voting poll for the best co-commentator for soccer on American television. Remember, you can only vote for one name, so choose wisely!
Best Co-Commentator 2022
- Taylor Twellman (32%, 896 Votes)
- Stu Holden (28%, 783 Votes)
- Matteo Bonetti (10%, 279 Votes)
- Jim Beglin (9%, 241 Votes)
- Lee Dixon (5%, 149 Votes)
- Andy Townsend (3%, 94 Votes)
- Aly Wagner (3%, 91 Votes)
- Graeme Le Saux (3%, 90 Votes)
- Maurice Edu (3%, 89 Votes)
- Stewart Robson (3%, 79 Votes)
- Tony Gale (1%, 20 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,811
Voting closes at midnight ET on July 31, 2022.
World Soccer Talk® is the number one source for television & streaming schedules that are complemented by in-depth reports, interviews and breaking news around the evolving soccer media industry and the leading providers.
World Soccer Talk is home to the longest continuous running soccer podcast in the world with over six million downloads since its launch in 2006. The weekly podcast features exclusive interviews with soccer TV personalities and executives as well as debate and analysis around the latest global soccer news. World Soccer Talk also service fans with comprehensive guides on cord cutting and ways to watch games, how-to videos, eBooks and FAQs. In late 2020 World Soccer Talk also released the Soccer TV Schedules app, offering the most comprehensive and accurate listings of soccer games available in the U.S. via television and streaming. The app is free and available across Apple and Android devices.
2022 World Soccer Talk Awards categories:
VIDEO, TV and STREAMING
THE SPOKEN WORD
THE WRITTEN WORD
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
- Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
- Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
- Includes USA, NBC, FOX, FS1 + more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
- Haaland’s will to win impresses Guardiola
- Benzema, Courtois and De Bruyne nominated for UEFA award
- Serbia’s Kostic completes Juventus move
- Ten Hag does not want to lose Rashford at Man Utd
- Tuchel reveals ‘bond’ with Aubameyang amid Chelsea rumours
- Struggling Barcelona sign 100-mn-euro digital deal
- Liverpool will not panic buy despite Thiago injury blow, says Klopp
- Surprise date-change overshadows World Cup 100-day countdown
- Qatar’s ground control on alert for World Cup disasters
- Where to find Osasuna vs. Sevilla on US TV