Posted on April 5, 2019
Be ready to witness a bang of American accent at the Fox Sports, although Americans failed to qualify the tournament.
Frankly saying, no one likes to condescend unless we are talking about American soccer people. That’s the main strategy applied by the Fox team for the upcoming World Cup coverage. Also, most of the game broadcasters belong to the US as well.
The Fox made an announcement on Wednesday that their new team with 8 out of 12 commentators from America. Also, the team will be headed by John Strong and Stud Holden.
Apart from all the woot, Fox has literally tried their level best to engage the US audience into the game, in which there are no US players.
Aly Wagner is going to be the first women game analyst for the men’s World Cup team for the US television. The TV coverage is going to be of a different experience for the people who are only used to listening to British voices.
While JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola are going to be the only people from Russia who will call up the host nation’s game against the Saudi Arabia team. This game is scheduled for June 14, and it will be followed by Strong and Holden’s commentary for the Spain-Portugal game.
David Neal, the executive producer at Fox Sports says ‘this was indeed a deliberate decision. Our message was to show that we have a good number of American voices, and it would be useless to not avail the privilege we got.’
We also got to know that former US goalkeeper Brad Friedel is set to join the Fox coverage before he was hired to coach the New England Revolution from the Major Soccer League. Whereas Landon Donovan dropped out from the coverage plans, and now he is all set to play for Mexican club Leon after retirement.
Don’t forget to catch up with the live updates on the channel. See you all very soon!