Kasey Keller is moving from the field to the broadcast booth.
The Seattle Sounders announced on Tuesday that Keller will become the analyst on all radio and television broadcasts for the 2012 season. Keller will join new play-by-play announcer Ross Fletcher, who was hired to replace Arlo White. White has moved on to become the lead play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports coverage of the MLS.
Keller retired as a player following last season at age 41. He spent the final three years of his career playing for the Sounders and was voted the MLS goalkeeper of the year in his final professional season.
Fletcher has spent the last five years working as a soccer commentator and reporter for the BBC.
Keller, the recently-retired goalkeeper, will transition into a commentary role in 2012 and remain with the Seattle Sounders organization.
Jason Green one of our Seattle Sounders bloggers tells us this season Seattle won their 3rd straight US Open Cup in front of a home crowd of 35,615, which was the biggest ever for the competition. Here are some more highlights from the 2011 MLS season for Seattle, Kasey Keller, Osvaldo Alonso, and Fredy Montero.