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Derek Rae joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League TV coverage

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In a period of dark and depressing news for soccer fans in the United States, the best news this week is that Derek Rae has been signed by NBC Sports to be a match commentator.

Rae’s debut for NBC Sports will be the Liverpool-Manchester United match, which will be televised live in the United States on NBCSN at 7:30am ET on Saturday.

Derek Rae joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League TV coverage

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In a period of dark and depressing news for soccer fans in the United States, the best news this week is that Derek Rae has been signed by NBC Sports to be a match commentator.

Rae’s debut for NBC Sports will be the Liverpool-Manchester United match, which will be televised live in the United States on NBCSN at 7:30am ET on Saturday.

I Missed Me Some Champions League

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It's that time again, time to listen to the official Champions League Hymn that we hear before and after TV matches and sing as high as we can. Don't kid yourself; you do it, I do it, it's no big deal, even if we don't understand the words. The Champions League is back tomorrow and I [...]

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Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

Top 7 Soccer Commentators on TV

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While there are dozens of solid soccer commentators on English language television around the world, I have compiled a list of the seven best announcers in the business. To see if your favorite voice made the cut, let's check the list:

7. Daniel Mann

Mann just began commentating Barclays Premier League matches for Sky Sports in 2010.

Derek Rae Leaving U.S. to Join ESPN in UK

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Derek Rae, one of the most talented US-based soccer commentators, will call his last game for ESPN US next week before he heads to the United Kingdom to work for ESPN UK.

Rae will be the ESPN UK's main commentator for the Scottish Premier League, where ESPN UK will air 30 SPL games from the 2010-11 season, beginning on August 15 for Europa League qualifiers Motherwell against Hibernian.

ESPN get Rangers Assistant Ally McCoist for USA World Cup TV Job

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It seems the planning, preparation and excitement for the World Cup is hitting it's full stride as of late as we enter into the last two weeks of the Premier League season. In addition to more exciting news from EPL Talk to come soon, ESPN just released it's World Cup guide on sale everywhere for $9.

ESPN Commentators For 2010 World Cup TV Coverage Announced

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ESPN today announced the lead commentators for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The lead commentators will be Martin Tyler, Ian Darke, Derek Rae and Adrian Healey.

In all, ESPN will employ four teams to cover all 64 tournament games live from South Africa between June 11 and July 11, 2010.

New Faces? Not So Much

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How would ESPN fill the hole left behind by doomed broadcaster Setanta?By producing what is essentially a carbon copy of Setanta if their first live game of the season is any guide.They have turned away from being at the games. Instead we've got Ray Stubbs in a studio. A safe pair hands is Raymond. Under used by the BBC and given his big chance by ESPN.

New Faces? Not So Much

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How would ESPN fill the hole left behind by doomed broadcaster Setanta?By producing what is essentially a carbon copy of Setanta if their first live game of the season is any guide.They have turned away from being at the games. Instead we've got Ray Stubbs in a studio. A safe pair hands is Raymond. Under used by the BBC and given his big chance by ESPN.

An Interview with Derek Rae

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Derek Rae of ESPN was kind enough to speak to me at length about Germany and German football. If you have access to ESPN/ESPN International, you may be accustomed to Rae's commentary for the Champions League, La Liga or even Eredivisie; therefore, you might find that an interview of a football announcer who doesn't announce Bundesliga games a bit odd.

The ongoing soccer history project

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One thing I failed to mention during my previous post is how utterly lost I became in searching for Sam Mark's Stadium. The Mapquest directions anticipated a 25-minute trip from East Providence. I managed to double that time, and in the process, undertake a scenic tour of Fall River's rustic underpasses, all before arriving at the scene just before 4:00pm.

Soccer's American History

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I have breaking news for you. I figured I'd pass along this update after attending last night's New England Soccer Hall of Fame meeting.

The induction ceremony is slated for November 1st at the Riviera Inn in East Providence. Among the nominees are Derek Rae (ESPN soccer broadcaster) and Jeff Causey (New England Revolution 1997-2001).

Jack Bell Is A Wanker, Part II

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It's pretty sad when two soccer columnists who represent what is supposedly one of the nation's top newspapers are so incompetent and out-of-touch with reality. Last November, I called New York Times soccer columnist Jack Bell a wanker for writing an idiotic article criticizing Fox Soccer Channel for broadcasting the Premier League, the world's most popular [.

ESPN’s Euro 2008 Dream Goes According To Plan

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ESPN and ABC's dreams have come true. Sunday's Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain is a far better proposition for the Disney owned TV networks than Turkey against Russia would have been. With plenty of German Americans living in the United States as well as a massive hispanic population, TV ratings should be high.

ESPN Find Magic Formula With Andy Gray & Derek Rae

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Soccer fans in the United States watching the Turkey against Czech Republic game were in for a double treat on Sunday. There was the incredible comeback from Turkey who found themselves two nil down but came back to win the match 3-2, which knocked the Czechs out of the tournament. But there was also the [.

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN’s Euro ‘08 Coverage

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Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition to its on-air talent with Andy Gray.  Now, at last, the coverage itself is the focus.

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

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Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it's to establish itself as an authority on soccer coverage both in the United States and [.

Sky Sports Commentator Andy Gray Joins ESPN Euro 08 Broadcast Team

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ESPN confirmed its lineup of announcers and analysts today for their coverage of Euro 2008 in a press release. There has been much speculation on who would be used between ESPN's international talent and the network's own US lineup. The answer the release gives us is a little bit of both... and some outside help [.

ESPN Deserves Praise For Excellent Champions League Coverage

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So much focus is put on the Champions League Final and what happened during the game that it's often easy to overlook the admirable job that ESPN2 did behind the scenes yesterday. Their production was excellent and what I was most impressed by is that they continued the coverage all the way through until after Man [.

Derek Rae Interviews Clarence Seedorf

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This obviously doesn't have anything to do with soccer in England, but it's still an interesting interview. I was surprised that Seedorf pulled out of Holland's team for Euro 2008 as it looks to be the best Dutch team in recent years, but he clearly has a difference of opinion regarding himself and the way he plays with Marco van Basten, the national coach.

ESPN Launches Ads to Promote Euro 2008 TV Coverage

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ESPN has launched a series of ads on their network to promote their coverage of the upcoming Euro 2008 tournament. The TV ads feature Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy. My personal favorite is the Portugese one, but each of them is well done. So far, ESPN hasn't made a wrong move in their preparation for [.

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Crew previews, Fred signed, Unioners on HCI roster, more

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Previews of Saturday's game in Columbus. Carroll looking forward to facing former club. Depth. Union's McLaughlin and Hernandez on City Islanders roster. More.

Famous Soccer Celebrities On Plaxo

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Previously on EPL Talk, we identified some of the top footballers on MySpace and Facebook. Now it's the turn of Plaxo, the online address book used by more than 40 million people worldwide. Steve Sampson. It's pretty sad when someone spends practically his entire career in sport and what he's remembered most for is his role [.

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The 1st Annual Bundesliga Talk Prediction League

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Believe it or not, we are just a week away from the start of another glorious Bundesliga season. Having taken the summer off from worrying about football (and cramming in seven Harry Potter books into those months), it is time to dive head-deep into my favorite passion.

The difficult thing about this year is that the season will start nearly a month before the end of the transfer window.

INTERVIEW: DynamoPlanet Interviews ESPN Commentator Derek Rae on MLS, US Soccer

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UEFA Champions League resumes today. So it is our pleasure to bring you this interview with one of the voices of the Champions League.

Our good friend and MLSR contributor Vance at Dynamo Planet scored a great interview with ESPN's Champions League commentator, Derek Rae. Here is an excerpt:


V: WHERE DO YOU RANK THE LEVEL OF PLAY AND IMPACT MLS HAS IN COMPARISON TO THE OTHER LEAGUES IN THE WORLD, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK MLS SHOULD FOCUS ON AT THIS POINT TO GET TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF PLAY IN THE LONG TERM?

Warning: This post is devoid of politics

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Congratulations! You've managed to find a post, published on November 4th, 2008 - Election Day - that contains no scent of politics, polls, or partisanship. In fact, the only spin here will be the one your head will dizzy itself into after reading this post. Some bloggers are compelled to reference politics on such a day.