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Sounders raid BBC for new voice
by Paul Kennedy, February 11th, 2010 1:54AM

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[TELEVISION WATCH] The Seattle Sounders take their soccer seriously. MLS's top-drawing team has lured Arlo White from the BBC to be the club’s new play-by-play announcer on all television and radio broadcasts.

“I am extremely excited to join the Sounders FC family,” said White. “When I came to Seattle last season for opening night, I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere at Qwest Field. This is a great opportunity for me to be a part of a first-class organization. I have high hopes for this club this season.”

White, 36, joins Seattle after spending the previous nine years with BBC Radio Sport in England, where he served as a host on “BBC Radio 5 Live.” White also hosted the station’s flagship Premier League Football show, “Saturday 5 Live Sport,” and the “Monday Night Club” alongside the legendary BBC commentator John Motson.

White has also called five Super Bowls for BBC and hosted a weekly NFL show. Last season, he was in the booth for one Sounders FC match, calling play-by-play against Houston.

All Sounders FC league games not aired nationally on ESPN or FSC will be carried live on KING 5 or KONG 6/16. All games can also be heard on the radio home of Sounders FC, News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM.

White replaces Kevin Calabro, who has a Seattle radio show and television commitments for basketball.



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