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Martino to work between the benches on NBC coverage
March 5th, 2012 6:03PM
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TAGS:  mls, television


[TELEVISION WATCH] Kyle Martino, who has worked in recent years as an analyst for Fox Soccer, will be the lead analyst for the NBC Sports Group’s MLS coverage, teaming with play-by-play voice Arlo White, while Robbie Earle, an analyst for the MLS Portland Timbers and on ESPN's 2010 World Cup coverage, will serve as a pre-game, halftime, post-game and game analyst throughout the season. Martino and White make their debut on Sunday on the NBC Sports Network's coverage of the FC Dallas-New York game beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Taking a page from NBC Sports Group’s hockey coverage, which employs an “Inside the Glass” analyst, Martino will be stationed “Between the Benches” during the games, while White will be in the broadcast booth.

Martino spent seven seasons as a midfielder for the Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy. He previously served as the color commentator for Philadelphia Union games in 2010 and as an analyst for MLS on ESPN2.

Pierre Moossa, a 10-time Emmy Award-winner and a 13-year veteran of NBC Sports, will serve as the coordinating producer and director of NBC Sports Group’s MLS coverage. Moossa most recently served as one of the production leaders of NBC Sports’ Emmy Award-winning Sunday Night Football.

1 comment
  1. Gak Foodsource
    commented on: March 6, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.
    It sounds like NBC is one step away from having Martino doing in-game interviews with coaches like the WPS used to do. I wish networks would just leave coaches and players alone and let us talk to them after the game. I don't need to hear the pre-game speech or find out what adjustments need to be made at halftime. What value can Martino contribute by being stationed in-between the benches? Give us a head start on who is getting ready to warm up? Let us know who is talking the loudest on the pitch?

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