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/ 301 days ago

Kane to Bundesliga: Can ESPN move the needle?

Will Harry Kane's arrival in the Bundesliga move the needle with the popularity of the German league across the United States? We discuss, but we also dive into several related topics. For instance, is ESPN ready to promote the Bundesliga with as much attention that they've given to LaLiga? Does ESPN have the talent they […]

EA Sports FC

/ 318 days ago

EA Sports 24 to include commentators in 3D

Stewart Robson provided an exciting update in the upcoming EA Sports 24 video game saying the game will feature commentators in 3D. The inaugural video game developed by and published by EA Sports will be released on September 29th  for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo platforms. It’s the first instalment in the series after EA cut […]

FOX Sports

/ 573 days ago

World Cup 2022 commentator schedule on FOX and FS1

The World Cup commentator schedule on FOX and FS1 brings an air of excitement in the tournament nearer. This year, FOX brings an array of talent and experience to Qatar, with a number of exciting games on the docket. The familiar pairing of John Strong and Stu Holden are in store for many games at […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 680 days ago

Derek Rae previews the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign

As the lead commentator for ESPN's coverage and a long-time world feed broadcaster of the German top flight, few have Derek Rae's knowledge of the Bundesliga. World Soccer Talk had the chance to have a phone call with Rae to break down his predictions for the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign. While not an official table, Rae […]


/ 959 days ago

Derek Rae interview: SHOW 'N' TELL Series

A Derek Rae interview is up next in World Soccer Talk's Show 'n' Tell series. In this third episode of the series, World Soccer Talk's Kyle Fansler sits down with the commentator to talk all things soccer and his career calling the game. Derek Rae Interview Soccer fans across the world can recognize the famous Scottish voice […]


/ 5157 days ago

ESPN get Rangers Assistant Ally McCoist for USA World Cup TV Job

It seems the planning, preparation and excitement for the World Cup is hitting it's full stride as of late as we enter into the last two weeks of the Premier League season. In addition to more exciting news from EPL Talk to come soon, ESPN just released it's World Cup guide on sale everywhere for $9.99, Jurgen Klinsmann has been added to […]


/ 5213 days ago

Why ESPN Needs a US Commentator For Its World Cup TV Coverage

ESPN generated controversy Thursday when it named its four lead commentators for US TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four are British born, but not one US-born commentator was selected. Of the four chosen by ESPN, three of them are English (Martin Tyler, Ian Darke and Adrian Healey), while one is Scottish (Derek […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5214 days ago

JP Dellacamera Demoted From TV to Radio Coverage of World Cup

In a blow to the growth of US-born commentators in this country, ESPN revealed today the names of the four lead announcers for its TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four of them are British born. The lead commentators are Martin Tyler (England), Derek Rae (Scotland), Ian Darke (England) and Adrian Healey (England). […]


/ 5214 days ago

ESPN Commentators For 2010 World Cup TV Coverage Announced

ESPN today announced the lead commentators for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The lead commentators will be Martin Tyler, Ian Darke, Derek Rae and Adrian Healey. In all, ESPN will employ four teams to cover all 64 tournament games live from South Africa between June 11 and July 11, 2010. The inclusion of […]

For Fun

/ 5429 days ago

The 1st Annual Bundesliga Talk Prediction League

Believe it or not, we are just a week away from the start of another glorious Bundesliga season. Having taken the summer off from worrying about football (and cramming in seven Harry Potter books into those months), it is time to dive head-deep into my favorite passion. The difficult thing about this year is that […]

Bayern Munich

/ 5464 days ago

An Interview with Derek Rae

Derek Rae of ESPN was kind enough to speak to me at length about Germany and German football. If you have access to ESPN/ESPN International, you may be accustomed to Rae's commentary for the Champions League, La Liga or even Eredivisie; therefore, you might find that an interview of a football announcer who doesn't announce […]


/ 5595 days ago

Famous Soccer Celebrities On Plaxo

Previously on EPL Talk, we identified some of the top footballers on MySpace and Facebook. Now it's the turn of Plaxo, the online address book used by more than 40 million people worldwide. Steve Sampson. It's pretty sad when someone spends practically his entire career in sport and what he's remembered most for is his […]


/ 5840 days ago

ESPN Find Magic Formula With Andy Gray & Derek Rae

Soccer fans in the United States watching the Turkey against Czech Republic game were in for a double treat on Sunday. There was the incredible comeback from Turkey who found themselves two nil down but came back to win the match 3-2, which knocked the Czechs out of the tournament. But there was also the […]


/ 5849 days ago

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition to its on-air talent with Andy Gray.  Now, at last, the coverage itself is the focus.  […]


/ 5849 days ago

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it's to establish itself as an authority on soccer coverage both in the United States and […]