Kasey Keller joins ESPN as soccer analyst

 Former U.S. national team goalie Kasey Keller will join ESPN as a soccer analyst. Photo: The Washington Times

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 - Former U.S. national team goalie Kasey Keller will join ESPN as a soccer analyst. Keller, who retired last year after three seasons with Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders, will serve as a studio analyst for MLS and U.S. team games, and also the upcoming Euro 2012 finals.

Keller will make his debut for the network for the Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union game on March 12. 

During the Euro 2012 finals, Keller will be a match analyst, with Alexi Lalas, Steve McManaman and Michael Ballack.Keller will also be at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on May 30 for the USA vs. Brazil game. 

“Kasey Keller is one in a select group of exceptional American goalkeepers with a remarkable knowledge of the game and the ability to communicate it with insight,” said Jed Drake, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer. 

In his stunning career, Keller played for Millwall F.C. (1992-96), Leicester City F.C. (1996-99), Rayo Vallecano in Spain’s La Liga (1999-2001), Tottenham Hotspur (2001-05), Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany’s Bundesliga (2005-07), Fulham (2007-08), before returning to the U.S. to play for the MLS expansion Sounders (2009-11). At the national level he holds the record as the most-capped goalkeeper in the U.S. team with 102 appearances. 

“I look forward to joining the ESPN soccer team and the opportunity to share my knowledge of the sport with a fast-growing fan base in the United States,” Keller said.




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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.  

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