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Sounders hire 'sensational 1-2 punch'
by Paul Kennedy, January 10th, 2012 5:05PM
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[TELEVISION WATCH] The Seattle Sounders have tuned to the BBC again to find their voice. Ross Fletcher has been hired as the club's play-by-play announcer, replacing Arlo White, who left to work for NBC, and Kasey Keller will serve as analyst. The duo will be heard on all local television and radio broadcasts.
 
"Ross and Kasey will bring a new dimension and perspective to Sounders FC broadcasts," said Sounders FC owner Joe Roth. "The combination of Ross' experience and Kasey's knowledge gives us a sensational 1-2 punch which our fans deserve."
 
Fletcher has spent the last five and a half years as a soccer commentator and reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, covering the English Premier League and the Championship. For the past year, he has also been a regular voice across the station's schedule as a sports bulletin presenter.
 
For seven years, he was the voice of Derby County for BBC Radio Derby.
 
"I'm honored to follow Arlo White and hope to match his enthusiasm and strong connection to the fans," said Fletcher. "The Sounders FC supporters are already legend, and I look forward to witnessing the dedication and passion of our fan base first hand."

White was a regular on Radio 5 Live and had also worked for BBC Radio Derby.
 
Keller completed his 20-year professional career in 2011 by earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Best XI honors. He served as the Sounders FC captain and was an All-Star selection each of his three seasons.
 
All Sounders FC MLS league matches not aired nationally will be carried live in high definition on KING-5 or KONG-6/16. All locally broadcast matches will also be aired either live outside of Seattle or on a delayed basis throughout the Northwest on Root Sports. Each match will also be aired live on the radio home of Sounders FC, News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM.



1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: January 11, 2012 at noon
    Keller is short and to the point. let's hope the network directors don't turn him into a winded motor-mouth as is the norm.

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