Thursday, July 17, 2008

Talent Arrives!

Tomorrow's games on ESPN U and ESPN2 will be called by Alan Hopkins, Thomas Rongen, Ridge Mahoney and Kyle Martino. Hopkins will be familiar to viewers who watch MLS on ESPN2 and Mahoney is a longtime veteran of soccer coverage in the United States, having worked for Soccer America, among other publications, following events like the World Cup.

Thomas Rongen is a scout for the Development Academy. He's also the current coach of the U.S. U-20 MNT and has taken teams to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup in 2003 and 2007. Kyle Martino is a former Men's National Team Player and relative newcomer to television broadcasting. With a wealth of experience, both in MLS and with Natioal Teams (both the senior team and youth teams) he's sure to bring quality insight to the broadcast.

All the broadcasters are out on the field right now, doing some preparation for the games! Speaking of which: it's 1-0 Carmel United over LAFC right now and 0-0 between Albertson and Schulz. Both games are still in the 1st half...

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