A birdie inside the MLS broadcasting meetings tells me that JP Dellacamera and Glenn Davis have been relegated to radio coverage roles ONLY for this summer’s World Cup.
ESPN will instead go with an all foreign play-by-crew roster including Martin Tyler, and three others I am still sorting out. (Guesses: Rae, Healey, and someone [UPDATE: It’s Ian Darke, also of Sky Sports.) So that’s four Europeans then.
Regardless of what you think of British and Irish commentators replacing American ones on American media outlets, this is really shabby treatment of Dellacamera by ESPN. He has done an outstanding job on the qualifiers, he has an unrivaled knowledge of US Soccer and its recent history, he was in Port of Spain 1989 for goodness sakes, and now he gets punted aside.
And for what?