ESPN have announced the commentators for the World Cup quarterfinals.
ESPN have decided not to feature Efan Ekoku, Fernando Palomo, Daniel Mann, Taylor Twellman and Roberto Martinez in the commentary booth for the quarterfinals. Instead, ESPN have teamed up Jon Champion/Stewart Robson, Ian Darke/Steve McManaman, Derek Rae/Kasey Keller and Adrian Healey/Alejandro Moreno.
With so few...
Here are your World Cup announcing assignments through the end of the group stage. Note that beginning next Monday with the final round of group stage matches, games will be played simultaneously. That means one game from a particular group will be played on ESPN and another on ESPN2 at the same time. We also get four games every day from Monday-Thursday.
An interesting note...
As the World Cup prepares to kickoff in São Paulo on Thursday as host country Brazil takes on Croatia, ESPN will be ready to start its last Copa do Mundial until at least 2022. Ian Darke will call five matches in the first eight days, most of them will be with his old English Premier League partner Steve McManaman.
Other games will be called by ESPN World Cup standbys Derek Rae...
He's 6 foot 5. He can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Literally.
He's up for the challenge of the MLS.
The MLS has impressed Gspurning, who played the past five seasons for Skoda Xanthi in Greece.
He knows he is replacing the retired Kasey Keller, who is a LEGEND in the northwest.
He knows the expectations of him will weigh heavily.
New era begins
It will be strange not seeing G Kasey Keller in goal for the Seattle Sounders this upcoming season, but instead of seeing him you can hear him and see him in a suit since he will be moving from the pitch to the broadcast booth.
The club recently announced that the legendary American goalie will be the Sounders’ analyst on all of the radio and TV broadcasts for the...
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2012
The Seattle Sounders believe they have found the guy to take over for retiring goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
Seattle announced Wednesday the signing of Austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning. The 30-year old has played the past four seasons for Skoda Xanthi in Greece's top division and has three national team appearances for Austria.
Terms of Gspurning's deal were not released...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2011
Seattle Sounders insider Jason Green brings us news that 2 Seattle Sounders won MLS awards. Kasey Keller earned the Goalkeeper of the Year Award, was named to the MLS All-Star Team AND made the MLS Best XI. Mauro Rosales won the Newcomer of the Year award, the second Seattle Sounder to do so in 3 seasons.
Retiring Seattle Sounders star Kasey Keller has been voted Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year.
The 41-year-old from Olympia, Wash., led MLS goalkeepers with 18 wins and 76 percent of shots saved, and he had nine shutouts. He received 73.97 percent of voting by media, players and club officials announced Monday, with the percentage of each group totaled.
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2011
Major League Soccer announced that Seattle Sounders' Kasey Keller was voted the 2011 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year on Tuesday. The former US international played in every game for the Soundersin 2011, and led the club to the second-best record in the league this season.
"Kasey had a superb season, finishing his career at such a high level is a reflection of his professionalism...