- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 30, 2011
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- Arlo White, Features, NBC
NBC Sports announced today that it has hired Arlo White as the play-by-play voice of its MLS coverage starting in 2012. White had served as the voice of the Seattle Sounders the past three seasons.
His first broadcast with NBC Sports will be March 11 on opening weekend.
“It is a tremendous honor for me to join the NBC Sports Group, an organization that I have revered from afar for many years,” said White in a news release. “I am extremely passionate about the future of Major League Soccer, and this partnership with NBC will provide a huge boost for the sport in the United States. I am very proud to have been called up to play a major role in it.
“I am indebted to the Seattle Sounders FC and the club’s wonderful fans,” White added in the release. “Joe Roth and Adrian Hanauer provided me with an opportunity for which I will always be grateful. It was a privilege to serve as the voice of the Sounders, and I thank the supporters for giving me such a warm welcome.”
I have to say this is a huge win for NBC and the league. White clearly showed a passion and a desire to make the game sound good for the Sounders and should be able to carry that across on the league’s national platform. He definitely shows a passion for projecting the growth in MLS and is extremely knowledgeable about the league.
Seattle definitely will lose a quality guy behind the mic for them. He was one of the few broadcasters I would go out of my way to listen call a game over the last two seasons.