Apple and Main League Soccer immediately introduced a second spherical of on-air personalities who will be a part of MLS Season Go, the unprecedented subscription service that launches Feb. 1 on the Apple TV app in additional than 100 nations and areas.
The 31 new additions deliver a wealth of MLS and worldwide soccer expertise, each as announcers and gamers, to the MLS Season Go staff. They be a part of 18 announcers who have been introduced earlier this month.
Match analysts: Patrice Bernier (French), Eduardo Biscayart (Spanish), Brian Dunseth, Danny Higginbotham, Cobi Jones, Devon Kerr, Jaime Macias (Spanish), Francisco Pinto (Spanish), Heath Pearce, Lloyd Sam, Ross Smith, Carlos Suarez (Spanish) and Jamie Watson
Play-by-play: Dre Cordero, Keith Costigan, Matt Cullen (French), Kevin Egan, Mark Followill, Adrian Garcia Marquez (Spanish), Adrian Healey, Eric Krakauer, Jorge Perez-Navarro (Spanish), Francisco X. Rivera (Spanish), Mark Rogondino, Sergio Ruiz (Spanish), Tyler Terens, and Callum Williams
Studio hosts: Stefano Fusaro (Spanish) and Kaylyn Kyle
Studio analyst: Shep Messing
Guidelines analyst: Christina Unkel
MLS Season Go options stay broadcasts and replays of each match of the MLS common season, Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs and Leagues Cup – multi functional place with constant match instances and no blackouts. It should additionally function pregame reveals, a whip-around present that gives stay look-ins from each match and options dialogue from all the important thing moments, plus a postgame wrap-up to shut every evening. Be taught extra
All matches will function commentary in both English or Spanish, whereas matches involving Canadian groups can even provide commentary in French. Pregame reveals and the postgame wrap-up will probably be obtainable in English and Spanish. Followers within the US and Canada can even have the choice to pick out their residence staff’s radio for broadcast audio on the Apple TV app the place obtainable. Be taught extra
The whole on-air broadcast staff and the complete manufacturing plan for MLS Season Go will probably be introduced previous to the beginning of the 2023 MLS season, which begins Feb. 25. The launch of MLS Season Go marks the official kickoff of the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple, a historic first for a significant skilled sports activities league.
Patrice Bernier, a local of Montréal and member of each the Canada Soccer Corridor of Fame and Quebec Soccer Corridor of Fame, joins the staff as a French analyst. He performed 18 skilled seasons, together with 9 in Europe (Norway, Germany, Denmark) and his remaining six years (2011-17) in MLS with Montreal. He was staff MVP in 2012 and an MLS All-Star in 2013. Bernier spent the final 4 years as an analyst for TVA Sports activities and coated his first World Cup in 2022 with RDS.
Eduardo Biscayart, a local of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will function an analyst on the Spanish language broadcasts. He has coated worldwide soccer for greater than 25 years, serving as an analyst for ESPN, FOX Sports activities, beIN Sports activities and Telemundo. He’s identified for his commentary in LaLiga, the English Premier League and has coated 5 FIFA Males’s World Cups and the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup in 2019.
Brian Dunseth, previous to becoming a member of MLS Season Go, loved a 10-year skilled enjoying profession, together with 9 years in MLS with New England, Miami, Columbus, Dallas, Actual Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy. He was a defender for Staff USA within the 2000 Summer season Olympic Video games in Sydney and helped lead the squad to the medal rounds, the all time efficiency by the US males’s staff in an Olympic match. After retiring in 2006, he went into broadcasting and labored for ESPN, NBC Sports activities, FOX Sports activities and Univision overlaying MLS and worldwide soccer. He additionally spent the final 16 years as Actual Salt Lake’s tv analyst.
Danny Higginbotham performed 18 years and made 415 appearances as a defender, together with greater than 200 within the Premier League with Manchester United, Derby County, Southampton, Stoke and Sunderland. He performed within the Champions League, Europa League, the UEFA Cup and made it to 2 FA Cup Finals. After retiring in 2014, Higginbotham broke into broadcasting and has earned a status as one of many sport’s prime match analysts. He has labored for Sky Sports activities, BT Sport, ITV, talkSPORT, NBC Sports activities and ESPN, overlaying MLS, the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Championship, FA Cup, the European Championships, Europa League remaining and Champions League remaining. For the final two years, he has served as the tv analyst for the Philadelphia Union.
Cobi Jones, a member of the US Soccer Corridor of Fame, loved a storied 14-year enjoying profession that included stops with Coventry Metropolis of the Premier League and Vasco de Gama of Brazil earlier than coming stateside for the inception of Main League Soccer in 1996. He gained two MLS Cups (2002, 2005) throughout a 12-year profession with the LA Galaxy. He set a US Soccer males’s file with 164 appearances for the US Nationwide Staff, enjoying in three World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002) and one Olympic Video games (1992). He started his broadcasting profession with FOX Sports activities in 2010, overlaying FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022, in addition to MLS, Liga MX and Bundesliga. In 2012, he joined NBC Sports activities as an analyst for the London Olympics and was within the sales space for beIN Sports activities’ FIFA World Cup protection in 2014. For the final 10 seasons, Jones has served as Time Warner’s match analyst for the LA Galaxy.
Devon Kerr joins MLS Season Go as a match analyst. The previous defender for Stetson College performed professionally in Germany earlier than turning into a broadcaster in 2017. He serves because the lead analyst for the USL Championship, ACC Community and NCAA School Cup for ESPN. He has coated MLS and worldwide occasions, together with the Gold Cup, Concacaf Champions League, Concacaf Nations League World Cup Qualifying and Olympic Qualifying.
Jaime Macias has been a Spanish-speaking analyst since 2006. On the age of twenty-two, he coated his first World Cup in South Africa in 2010. He moved to Miami in 2015, the place he has been a broadcaster overlaying Champions League, 4 World Cups and extra. He has competed as a karting driver, skilled goalkeeper and entrepreneur. A local of Ecuador, Macias launched his 2021 e-book “Tercer Arquero (Third Selection Goalkeeper)” the place he shares his experiences which have led him right here.
Shep Messing serves as a studio analyst for MLS Season Go after working because the lead analyst for the New York Pink Bulls on MSG Community. He started his broadcasting profession with ESPN in 1986, calling MISL matches and the primary of 4 FIFA World Cups (1986, 2002, 2006, 2014) for the sports activities chief. He loved a 13-year skilled enjoying profession as a goalkeeper, together with seven within the NASL and 6 within the MISL. He was a part of the New York Cosmos 1977 championship staff together with Pele and earned 4 MISL championships. Messing additionally performed for the US Males’s Nationwide Staff, competing within the 1971 Pan American Video games and the 1972 Summer season Olympics.
Heath Pearce, who speaks German, Spanish and Portuguese, is an analyst for the English broadcasts. He made 235 appearances throughout an 11-year enjoying profession that included 5 MLS seasons and three MLS All-Star choices. He additionally spent 5 years in Europe enjoying within the German Bundesliga and Danish Superleague and earned 35 caps as a defender for the US Males’s Nationwide staff (2005-12). Pearce has labored as a soccer analyst for CBS, Paramount+, ESPN, FOX and beIN Sports activities.
Francisco Pinto, a local of Conception, Chile, brings a wealth of expertise as a Spanish language analyst to MLS Season Go. He has spent greater than 25 years in tv and radio, together with 14 years with KMEX, Univision’s Los Angeles affiliate, the place he has coated a few of the greatest sporting occasions on this planet, together with two World Cups (2002 in S. Korea/Japan and 2006 in Germany), the NBA Finals, a number of Tremendous Bowls, and the World Sequence. Pinto served because the Spanish TV analyst for the LA Galaxy throughout their MLS title run in 2012. He additionally supplied stay protection of the Galaxy’s first MLS title in New England in 2002. After KMEX, Pinto labored 9 years for Los Angeles Lakers and is the present Spanish radio analyst for Los Angeles Chargers.
Lloyd Sam loved a 19-year skilled soccer profession as a midfielder and defender. He performed all 4 skilled ranges in England and all through america’ skilled pyramid. He spent eight years with Charlton Athletic and two together with his hometown membership Leeds United earlier than coming to Main League Soccer, the place he made 149 appearances between the New York Pink Bulls and D.C. United. After retiring in 2020, he made the transfer to broadcasting, calling matches for the USL, MLS NEXT and Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers. He spent the 2022 season as the colour analyst for Charlotte FC’s English language broadcasts.
Ross Smith performed 9 skilled seasons (2004-13), together with the 2010 season with the Portland Timbers. The Guelph, Canada native, retired in 2011 and joined the Timbers broadcast staff as a radio analyst. After resuming his enjoying profession in 2012, Smith retired for good in 2013 and spent the final 9 years because the Timbers’ TV analyst.
Carlos Suarez joins MLS Season Go as a Spanish language analyst after a profitable 20-year profession with DIRECTV Sports activities Latin America, beIN Sports activities USA and TUDN USA as lead soccer analyst. He additionally offered colour commentary in Main League Baseball and the NBA. Throughout his soccer broadcasting profession, he has coated a few of the greatest occasions, together with seven World Cups, 5 Copa America, three Euro Cups, and three MLS Cups.
Christina Unkel, who was inducted into the Florida Soccer Referees Corridor of Fame in 2021, will function the foundations analyst for MLS Season Go. She earned her FIFA officiating badge in 2013 and is licensed as a video assistant referee (VAR) since 2017 when MLS first applied VAR. In 2019, she grew to become a guidelines analyst for FOX Sports activities, working the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup. In 2022, Unkel coated UEFA Ladies’s Euros for ESPN. She serves in the identical capability for CBS Sports activities, overlaying UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Serie A, and World Cup Qualifiers. Unkel can be the State Referee Administrator and Chief Working Officer for Florida Soccer Referees, US Soccer’s Referee Program in Florida.
Jamie Watson joins MLS Season Go as a match analyst after serving the final three seasons as Nashville SC’s colour commentator. Previous to Nashville, Watson was the tv analyst for Minnesota FC from 2017-20. Watson performed professionally for 12 seasons, together with stints with Actual Salt Lake, FC Dallas, Orlando Metropolis SC and Minnesota United FC. He was a two-time USL champion and USL MVP in 2013.
Dre Cordero involves MLS Season Go after dealing with play-by-play duties for Inter Miami for the final three seasons. He has been overlaying home and worldwide soccer since 2004, working for CBS Sports activities, Paramount+, Gol TV and beIN Sports activities as a play-by-play announcer, studio host, analyst and reporter. He has coated a few of soccer’s greatest occasions, leagues and groups, together with the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations, FA Cup, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and US Males’s Nationwide Staff.
Keith Costigan is among the preeminent soccer play-by-play voices within the US, spending the final seven years because the voice of the Seattle Sounders, the place he earned a pair of Emmys. He has additionally spent 18 years with FOX Sports activities, serving because the lead play-by-play announcer on Bundesliga and overlaying Champions League, Liga MX, Gold Cup and the European Championships. The Dublin, Eire native performed professionally with the Portland Timbers of the USL for 2 seasons, the LA Galaxy and the Harrisburg Metropolis Islanders.
Matt Cullen is a bilingual play-by-play commentator who will probably be a part of the French language broadcast staff. Over the previous two years, he has referred to as the French-language broadcasts for each Canadian Nationwide groups, together with the Canadian males qualifying for the World Cup for the primary time in 36 years. He has referred to as video games within the CONCACAF Champions League, the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup Qualifiers, Canadian Championship and Canadian Premier League. He additionally reported on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as a nationwide TV and Radio host. Cullen has coated the final three Olympic Video games for the CBC and the final three Stanley Cup Finals for CBC Information Community and CBC Radio One.
Kevin Egan, initially from Dublin, Eire, has spent the final 10 seasons broadcasting MLS matches on tv with each the Chicago Fireplace and Atlanta United. Throughout this time Egan additionally acted as a play-by-play commentator and studio host for beIN Sports activities, Turner Sports activities, ESPN and CNN Worldwide.
Mark Followill, a graduate of the College of North Texas, is an skilled and proficient play-by-play announcer, greatest identified for his work with FOX Sports activities, NBC Sports activities, FC Dallas and the Dallas Mavericks. He has been the voice of the Mavs since 2005, each on radio and tv and have become the TV play-by-play announcer for FC Dallas in 2012. He joined FOX Sports activities’ soccer staff in 2016, dealing with play-by-play duties for Copa America Centenario, Gold Cup (2017, 2019), 2018 FIFA World Cup, MLS, UEFA Europa League, Bundesliga, US Males’s and Ladies’s Nationwide Staff friendlies and FIFA U20 and U17 World Cups (males’s and girls’s). He additionally referred to as males’s and girls’s soccer matches on the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Video games for NBC Sports activities.
Adrian Garcia Marquez has established himself as probably the most revered play-by-play announcers within the business. His bilingual calls have been on nationwide and regional sports activities networks, together with Fox Sports activities, Fox Deportes, CBS Sports activities, Amazon Prime, Telemundo, Univision/Telefutura and Spectrum SportsNet. He has served as Fox Deportes’ principal play-by-play voice for Liga MX, NFL and MLB. He has additionally coated a few of the greatest occasions, together with two World Cups, Copa America, Gold Cup, the Olympic Video games, World Sequence, and Tremendous Bowl. An Emmy Award winner, Garcia Marquez, was the voice for the Los Angeles Lakers for six years, dealt with TV play-by-play for the LA Galaxy throughout their championship season in 2012 and has served as pregame host for LAFC on ESPN 710.
Adrian Healey is a widely known and achieved soccer voice in America, having served ESPN’s protection as a play-by-play announcer and studio host for 18 years. Throughout that point, he broadcasted greater than 250 MLS matches, essentially the most within the historical past of the community. He additionally referred to as 4 FIFA World Cups (two males’s and two ladies’s) and helped lead ESPN’s protection of LaLiga, Serie A and UEFA Champions League. For the final two seasons, Healy served as the chief director of broadcast and content material for Austin FC and referred to as all their matches throughout that point.
Eric Krakauer, born and raised in Portugal, was Charlotte FC’s first and solely TV play-by-play announcer, in the course of the membership’s 2022 inaugural season. Previous to becoming a member of Charlotte, Krakauer was a play-by-play announcer, studio host and analyst at beIN Sports activities USA, the place he coated a variety of European and South American competitions, together with La Liga, France’s Ligue 1, and the Copa Libertadores. He has additionally referred to as Concacaf and Conmbeol World Cup Qualifiers, in addition to Liga MX on TUDN.
Jorge Perez-Navarro, considered one of Spanish sports activities tv’s most recognizable voices, has been related to American Soccer because the US Males’s Nationwide Staff’s Highway to Korea/Japan 2002 and has led protection for 9 MLS Cups and 10 MLS All-Star Video games. A local of Guadalajara, Mexico, he has dealt with play-by-play for MLS, Liga MX, UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on networks comparable to Univision, ESPN Deportes and FOX Deportes. Perez-Navarro is a veteran of 5 FIFA World Cups and the primary to do it in Spanish and English for TV within the US. He has additionally collaborated with Telemundo, Amazon Prime and DAZN.
Francisco X. Rivera involves MLS Season Go after dealing with LAFC’s Spanish TV protection on Estrella TV from 2020-22. He was the membership’s Spanish radio analyst for its first two seasons and served in different roles comparable to English sideline reporter and co-host of the staff’s on-line protection. His MLS profession began because the Spanish radio voice of the LA Galaxy in 2007, adopted by Chivas USA’s Spanish TV announcer in 2011 and Galaxy’s Spanish TV host on Time Warner Deportes from 2013-2015. Rivera has additionally labored at FOX Sports activities since 2006, calling Liga MX and UEFA Champions League for Fox Deportes in addition to FIFA Membership World Cup, U-17 and U-20 World Cup matches on FS1. He crossed over to the English market in the course of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, turning into the primary Mexican-born broadcaster to look on the FOX community.
Mark Rogondino, for 20 years, has established himself as a outstanding voice in each home and worldwide soccer. After a collegiate enjoying profession as a goalkeeper at San Diego State, Rogondino joined the FOX Sports activities staff in 2002, calling MLS, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Liga MX and US Males’s and Ladies’s Nationwide Staff matches. He grew to become a member of the LA Galaxy broadcast staff in 2005 and was their play-by-play voice in the course of the staff’s championship seasons in 2011 and 2012. Rogondino spent the final 5 seasons because the pre, half and postgame host for LAFC matches on YouTube TV and ESPN Radio.
Sergio Ruiz, a local of Venezuela, brings greater than 20 years of expertise to the MLS Season Go Spanish language broadcast staff. He has broadcast each Orlando Metropolis sport in MLS because the membership joined the league in 2015. In complete, he has referred to as greater than 260 matches over the previous eight seasons. He has coated a number of editions of the Copa América, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Eurocopa, home leagues in South America and the FIFA World Cup.
Tyler Terens, after spending the final three seasons because the Chicago Fireplace’s play-by-play voice, joins the MLS Season Go asserting crew. After enjoying soccer at Hobart School, he broke into broadcasting with VISTA Worldlink, the place he would name a number of matches a day. He served as the first play-by-play announcer for the Phoenix Rising in USL, whereas additionally overlaying Concacaf Champions League, Gold Cup, US Open Cup and Concacaf Nations League matches for VISTA.
Callum Williams is a seasoned voice who has coated soccer each internationally and domestically for over 17 years, together with the final 12 with MLS. He referred to as MLS league video games and MLS Cup globally with IMG, in addition to regionally because the voice of Sporting KC and, most lately, Minnesota United. Williams beforehand labored for the BBC, Sky Sports activities and talkSPORT, calling matches within the English Premier League, EFL, Bundesliga and La Liga. He has additionally labored because the lead English Language voice for the Conmebol Libertadores and has referred to as the final three finals.