http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX5hkcMcK2o&feature=youtu.be Sorry I don't know the youtube display code thingy His volume is pretty low but what he says makes a lot of sense and pretty much all of his complaints are valid and he tackles them quite expertly. Although, his excellent breakdown of the Clint Dempsey play that opens up more options for him and his teammates against France is much easier with hindsight and time to truly analyze the play. I see what he means but it's almost impossible to call that on the fly with all that's going on. Announcing is more difficult than people think because it's much more than just talking about what you see. It's a team and you can't trip over each other. Some times while the play by play announcer is calling the action, the color analyst will be getting instructions in his earpiece from the producer and he might miss something subtle like the Dempsey play. There is a lot going on in and outside of the booth that never gets seen or heard on air One thing that people need to realize in broadcasting sports is that there are lots of good NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL announcers and there are shit tons of bad ones. All of those sports have layers and layers of announcers at different levels of play that rise up through the ranks to get to broadcast the big games in the biggest leagues. High school football radio might lead to an opportunity at the station of the local division II or III football school which could lead to an opening at a division one school and eventually calling games in the NFL if you apply yourself and constantly look to improve. Those opportunities aren't there yet in America for soccer although it is slowly changing just not fast enough for most people. I fell in love with soccer just before France '98. Back then getting your footy fix wasn't quite what it is now. Fox Sports World was just coming on the air and wasn't easy to get. ESPN would show one La Liga match a week on a two to three day delay and one MLS match a week. That was it. College soccer was non-existant on TV. So I tried looking for some college matches online . . . . . . I found three soccer matches online. Yes. Three. All filmed by handcam uploaded to personal sites and there were maybe 10 people in the stands. Now? ESPNU, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, Fox Sports Net, Comcast all show men's and women's college soccer on TV and there are a hell of a lot more people in the stands, even if many are there only because they knew it was a broadcasted game and want to see if they'll be on TV, who cares . . . they're in attendance and it helps the game. Some of the announcers calling those matches are awful . . . now. Who knows if they'll improve enough to be courted by NBC or FOX or ESPN in 10 years or so . . . they have to start somewhere. All I know is that the AMERICAN Announcer is finally getting a platform to prove and better themselves. That's something that the English announcers have had for years. Not high school or college soccer, theirs is more like baseball with all of the lower leagues but even more complex. I say it's more complex as in they also get many of the foreign league contracts and almost all of the English language international feeds of the larger foreign leagues are done by British announcers. Some are damn good and some aren't. Babysteps, people. Babysteps.