Sporting KC Hires 21-Year Old Brit To Lead Their Broadcasts

Sporting KC Hires 21-Year Old Brit To Lead Their Broadcasts

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 18, 2011
  • 3 Comments

This story is starting to take off a bit today. Sporting Kansas City has done something a little different yet again. Today, they announced the hiring of 21-year old British broadcaster Callum Williams to be their lead play-by-play voice for the 2011 season.

First off a 21-year old broadcaster is a bold hire for one and secondly hiring a Brit to be the voice of the club is also interesting.

I’ll admit I like clubs that think outside the box. But saying that, this move could rub people the wrong way just because it is a MLS club hiring a Brit to do their broadcasts just because it may sound better. To me, it doesn’t matter. Speaking from a former broadcasters point of view, if the guy is good (which I think he will be) then he deserves the gig no matter where he is from.

The one worry I have is his knowledge of MLS and KC in general. That kind of thing will take some time to learn even if he is a soccer guy. But according to the link above, he aced his KC test when he was being interviewed for the position.

But take a listen for yourself here. I like the sound and I will admit I am curious to check out the KC-Chivas game this weekend now because of him.

Callum Williams by SportingKC

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7MUYE4XE5DL6YLIWYZVC6CRUY emg117

    Aced his KC test? Wonder what was on that test.This is from a club that is paying its own sponsorship of their own stadium. Me thinks they just have some euro-pandering issues and this will be bad move. Of course, Sean Wheellock and friends were pretty horrible, so I am not sure if its a fail or just that they didn’t make it much worse.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7MUYE4XE5DL6YLIWYZVC6CRUY emg117

    Aced his KC test? Wonder what was on that test.This is from a club that is paying its own sponsorship of their own stadium. Me thinks they just have some euro-pandering issues and this will be bad move. Of course, Sean Wheellock and friends were pretty horrible, so I am not sure if its a fail or just that they didn’t make it much worse.

  • http://twitter.com/RotoZdroik Adam Zdroik

    This was announced about a week ago and he knows plenty about the MLS and KC. Great move, great addition.