[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.