Washington D.C., May 26
ESPN’s broadcast crew to cover the FIFA Women World Cup (June 26 – July 17) in Germany is set.
The sports network announced this week that famed American stars Brandi Chastain and Briana Scurry, along with World Cup-winning coach Tony DiCicco, will join ESPN as studio analysts for the finals. Chastain, Scurry and DiCicco will contribute to ESPN and ESPN2’s studio coverage of the three-week tournament, providing analysis on pre-match, halftime and post-match shows from Germany.
ESPN’s Bob Ley and ESPN UK’s Barclays Premier League co-host Rebecca Lowe will serve as the tournament’s primary studio commentator team.
From Germany, Ian Darke will do the play-by-play voice alongside analyst and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Julie Foudy.
All 32 games will air live and in high definition on ESPN and ESPN2, as well as ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV.
Chastain is one of the U.S. Women’s national team’s most accomplished players, having won two FIFA World Cups (1991 and ’99) and two Olympics gold medals (1996 and 2004).
Scurry was U.S. Women’s national team goalkeeper from 1994 to 2008. She played 173 matches, the most-ever by a U.S. goalkeeper, and anchored the backline in the team’s most successful stretch bookended by the 1996 Olympics gold medal and the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
DiCicco is a former U.S. Women’s national team head coach and one of the most recognizable names in women’s soccer. From 1994 through 1999, he guided the U.S. team to the 1996 Olympic gold medal and the historic 1999 World Cup championship.
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