Fox Soccer Channel finally has a lead broadcaster that I can side with. J.P. Dellacamera is said to have made the jump from his gig at ESPN to FSC for the upcoming MLS season. Philly.com’s Jonathan Tannenwald first broke the news last night. Dellacamera will remain the lead broadcaster for the Philadelphia Union’s home matches this season as well.
Dellacamera will only work FSC’s Friday games, not its Saturday games, so that he can remain the play-by-play voice for the Philadelphia Union on its local broadcasts. I was told by a team spokesperson today that the club has not yet decided who the color analyst will be this season.
The report also says ESPN will make a decision on their soccer broadcast team in the coming weeks. My guess is ESPN is moving completely over to Ian Darke for their soccer broadcasts, given the time he’s already gotten on US National team games in recent months. Of course this means that Darke has to move across the pond permanently here. ESPN could go another direction to someone like Max Bretos, a move I really hope they stay clear from as I believe he is much better suited for a studio position rather than a play-by-play job.
What this means for FSC is that they finally get a quality broadcaster in my opinion to call their MLS games.