Dellacamera moves to ESPN Radio for World Cup

[RADIO WATCH] JP Dellacamera, ESPN’s lead commentator for telecasts of the U.S. national teams and Major League Soccer matches, will head ESPN Radio’s lead broadcast team for the 2010 World Cup.

Dellacamera, who has called the last six World Cups for a variety of networks and was NBC Sports lead commentator at the past two summer Olympics, will be joined in the ESPN Radio booth by long-time ESPN analyst Tommy Smyth.

Dellacamera will also handle play-by-play on local Philadelphia Union broadcasts.
Other ESPN Radio teams will consist of Glenn Davis and Kyle Martino and Ross Dyer and Shep Messing.
All matches in the round-robin stage and the round of 16 will be called from ESPN Radio’s studios in Bristol, Conn.  Dellacamera and Smyth will then travel to South Africa to call two of the four quarterfinal matches, the semifinals, the third-place and final matches.
ESPN Radio broadcasts of World Cup matches will feature prematch, halftime and postmatch studio segments.
ESPN Radio will launch weekly, one-hour World Cup studio specials on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning April 2 and running through May 28.  The specials will air at 6 p.m. daily June 1-July 11.
ESPN Radio will broadcast 13 matches live on its main channel – the three U.S. Group B matches, two matches in the round of 16, four quarterfinals matches, the two semifinals, the third place and final matches.

5 comments about "Dellacamera moves to ESPN Radio for World Cup".
  1. Ian Plenderleith, March 5, 2010 at 7:57 a.m.

    Tommy Smyth relegated to radio - this is the best news for US soccer fans since Belo Horizonte. All of a sudden I'm really looking forward to watching the World Cup on ESPN.

  2. Rudi Janos, March 5, 2010 at 8:28 a.m.

    They should not use Brits at all for U.S. broadcasts. Use Americans. tommy smyte is a goofball he gets every play wrong. He has to see the replay and then correct himself. Send him back to Britain where he can analyze the lower divisions kick and run game it is easier.

  3. Alex G. Sicre, March 5, 2010 at 3:11 p.m.

    Wow, I agree with Ian. Tommy Smyth should be on some local station in Antarctica. He is the worst broadcaster ever and just plain weird.

  4. Dick Burns, March 5, 2010 at 10:32 p.m.

    I thought we were past the point where we need broadcasters with British accents. And how are we to know when Tommy is getting it wrong when it is radio? By the way, ESPN radio does not have an outlet in our city and the Denver station broadcasts at such low power that you need to be in the neighborhood of the station to hear it. Back to TV.

  5. Robert Kiernan, March 7, 2010 at 9:18 a.m.

    Please God, tell me that J.P.Dellacamera is now going to be SOLELY on the radio... so I can totally avoid him...I'm still recovering from the last WC when the play by play team was so engaged in their ramblings that they seemed not very interested in the match going on in front of them...the same 6'8" Striker who had scored the first goal was heading in to meet a long croo and Kasey was rushing off his line to deal with it and... J.P. and Company were prattling on about some arcane point and ignoring the reason so many people complain about how boring soccer is...well often it's NOT THE GAME that's boring!!!

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