Which of the eight candidates should lead US Soccer?
Eric Wynalda
Steve Gans
Carlos Cordeiro
Michael Winograd
Paul Caligiuri
Kyle Martino
Kathy Carter
Hope Solo
None of the above
Post #1
Wednesday July 3, 2013 7:52am

Joined May 2013
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I kid but he will pair with Cobi Jones to do four games. The Mx vs Panama game, Us vs Cuba, a quaterfinal match, and the final, are the games.

Also John Strong and JP Delacamera will do play by play for the other games while the underrated Brian McBride will provide color commentary along with Jones.

Grant Wahl will report from the Nats camp and will provide a feature on Donovan's return.

All of this is coming from SB Nation.

Post #2
Wednesday July 3, 2013 12:30pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Love Gus. And think this is a topic about commentators journalists I thought I'd mention it here.

Strauss (the guy fired for the US players are revolting against JK article) got hired by Sports Illustrated. Just in case anyone used to read his things

Savannah GA
Post #3
Wednesday July 3, 2013 1:45pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
I HATE Gus....he is terrible. Only positive is that I don't have to hear his voice in 2 of the US games.

Post #4
Wednesday July 3, 2013 2:06pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I like JP, don't know much about the rest. I've seen Cobi in a few panels, pregame/halftime/postgame kinda thing, but don't think I've ever heard him commentate. Times like this, I really miss Bobby Rhine...he had a rocky start to his commentating career but he was really hitting his stride as the voice of FCD just before his untimely passing.

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Post #5
Wednesday July 3, 2013 3:41pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,264
I have not had a problem with Gus so far, but maybe it is just my outright hatred for that idiot Ian Wright that makes Gus seem okay.

Post #6
Wednesday July 3, 2013 4:12pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
there's quite a few of the EPL announcers that I like, Ian Darke is up there, Dean Sturridge, Ephraim Okogu, and of course Martin Tyler.

Post #7
Wednesday July 3, 2013 4:15pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,367
I don't have any problems with Gus either. By the time the 2018 WC comes around, he will be a more refined soccer commentator.

Post #8
Wednesday July 3, 2013 4:25pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
I dont really care either way, but theres just something unnatural about Gus Johnson calling games. It all just seems forced.

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