Category: Ray Hudson

beIN SPORTS to send Ray Hudson to el Clasico and select Serie A games in Europe this season

During an exclusive interview following a press conference to announce beIN SPORTS’ coverage plans for La Liga, Serie A and Ligue Un, beIN SPORTS lead co-commentator Ray Hudson revealed to World Soccer Talk that the plan is for him to be sent on-location to co-commentate el Clasico games this season from Spain, as well as select Serie A games in Italy for beIN SPORTS. As the exclusive rights holder to Serie A and La Liga, beIN SPORTS is planning on following up on the success it had when the network sent Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen to cover el Clasico ... Read more

Watch Ray Hudson visiting Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the first time [VIDEO]

Love him or hate him, there are few soccer announcers in the United States who care as much about his art than Ray Hudson. That is, the art of soccer commentary. There’s no doubt that Hudson loves the game of soccer. It’s his life, so it’s quite fitting that he gets to commentate on some of the most beautiful soccer every weekend — for La Liga games, featuring Real Madrid, Barcelona and other teams — on beIN SPORTS. After a successful career as a footballer and coach, Hudson began commentating games for GolTV since 2004. Incredibly, in his 11 years of announcing ... Read more

Watch ‘Ray Hudson’s Miami Fusion,’ the Rise And Fall Of South Florida’s MLS Team [VIDEO]

The soul of soccer in South Florida was completely ripped out of the region in 2001 when MLS decided to fold the Miami Fusion. Twelve years on, it’s still difficult for me to write or talk about the Miami Fusion. It was a team that was so near and dear to my heart that when the team contracted, I cried. It felt like a divorce. To make matters worse, none of the fans — myself included — had a chance to say goodbye to the team, the players or our friends. Last Friday, episode 11 of the MLS Insider was released, which ... Read more

Ray Hudson Calls Messi’s Goal ‘Footballing Magic That Belongs In Another Galaxy’ [VIDEO]

On a depressing day for Newcastle United supporters worldwide, one Geordie was grinning from ear to ear today after commentating on a simply sensational goal by Lionel Messi for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao. beIN SPORT commentator, and Newcastle United fan and former United footballer, Ray Hudson was the co-commentator as Messi went on a dazzling run past four defenders to slot the ball into the back of the net. His inch-perfect dribbling using his left foot as he went left and then right, and then left again was simply exquisite. Not surprisingly, Hudson was ecstatic in his praise of the ... Read more

The English Commentator Invasion Of American Soccer

Arlo White, The Voice of the MLS on NBC Today, NBC confirmed reports that they have hired Arlo White as their primary play-by-play voice for their brand-new Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer coverage. As many of you know, White has been the voice of Seattle Sounders FC, and with the new gig will come the end of his affiliation with the Sounders. This acquisition seals up the play-by-play positions for the two national networks for Major League Soccer, ESPN and NBC. White completes a trio of British announcers, joining ESPN’s Ian Darke and Adrian Healey. It has truly evolved ... Read more

Ray Hudson Interview

GolTV commentator Ray Hudson was recently interviewed by Kartik Krishnaiyer of Major League Soccer Talk. The former DC United and Miami Fusion coach had much to say about the possibility of a MLS team returning to South Florida. Hudson answered questions on several topics including: his thoughts on the Miami Barca deal and what Barcelona represents, how the fanbase in South Florida will take to a new MLS team, a trip down memory lane with the APSL Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the memories at DC United and Miami Fusion that stick out in Hudson’s mind, and what lessons MLS and US ... Read more

Ray Hudson Interview & Behind The Scenes At GolTV

La Liga Talk got a rare glimpse behind the scenes at GolTV studios in Miami recently to witness what goes into producing live matches that are shown on U.S. television. The following video features an interview with GolTV commentator Ray Hudson as well as rare footage of Hudson and fellow commentator Phil Schoen in a soundproof room calling a live game (featuring Real Madrid against Malaga) as well as footage from the studio and video of the Spanish speaking commentators calling the game in their native tongue from the adjoining studio. Enjoy the video: [display_podcast] If you want to watch ... Read more

Lindsey Dean Interview

Recently fellow colleague Kartik Krishnaiyer and I took a trip down to GolTV studios in Miami to interview three of the best football commentators in the United States: Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen and Lindsey Dean. All this week on Major League Soccer Talk we’ll be bringing you a different exclusive video interview each day as well as a video sneak peek at the future home of Miami FCB at Florida International University. The video interviews will feature Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen. In this interview with Dean, he discusses: where he sees Major League Soccer going regarding signing foreign players ... Read more