Darke named ESPN's lead World Cup commentator
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Ian Darke, ESPN’s lead voice for international soccer since 2010, will be the lead play-by-play
commentator for ESPN during the 2014 World Cup. He'll call, among other matches, all U.S. games in Brazil.
Following his work for ESPN during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Darke
joined the network full-time, moving from London-based Sky Sports.
Darke also called the 2011 Women's World Cup and Euro 2012. He called English Premier League games on ESPN until NBC
Sports' acquisition of the EPL rights this season. He now covers the EPL as the lead soccer commentator for BT Sport.
“Since Ian emerged as our year-round signature voice for
soccer, his commentary has elevated our presentation of the sport to new heights,” said Jed Drake, senior vice president and executive producer.
“His experience, authenticity and passion resonate tremendously well with our viewers, who have come to expect the highest-quality soccer commentary from ESPN.”
announced that Martin Tyler, the company’s lead English-language commentator for the 2010 World Cup, won't be returning in 2014. They have mutually agreed
to end their relationship.
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