...Have got to go Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know a bunch of you will say that DOB is "growing" into the role and Celo was a great player so cut him some slack. People, this is just not good enough! Broadcasters should enhance our enjoyment of the game not cause us to scream at the TV. O'Brien simply does NOT know the game. He can memorize all of the factoids he wants until his head explodes (not to mention MY head), but his reluctance and inability to actually do play by play says to the viewer "the actual game is crap, so I'm going to tell you a bunch of stories". If he DID know the game he'd by ID-ing the players and picking up on all of the subtleties of one-on-one duels, overlapping runs, etc. like the EPL guys do, because they've been doing it all of their lives. Look, I'm not a broadcaster and I know the job is tough to do well, but I do know that -- as a fan who didn't play soccer as a kid -- it took me a long, long time of watching soccer to appreciate all of the wonders of the game. And I still don't know the sport as well as people who have been playing and watching the game since they were 4. For ESPN, the USSF, and MLS to even think for a second that O'Brien could get up to world class speed as a broadcaster in less than 6 months -- just because he can broadcast baseball -- is simply sheer lunacy. He is incompentent as a soccer broadcaster, and to get up to acceptable level he'd need at least 2 or 3 YEARS of doing MLS local broadcasts and watching as much soccer on FSC as we soccer nuts do and THEN he might be ready for prime time. As for Celo, the guy played in 3 World Cups, played in Mexico and in MLS. He KNOWS the game but he can't tell us anything important. Why? For one thing he won't do what any analyst MUST do, criticize bad play. Look he may have played with some of these guys, but his JOB is to analyze why things work and don't work. He's not even close to doing this. OK, tonight we get Stoner and Waldo from the LA superclassico. Sure they have their faults, but compared to DOB and Celo, they sound like Derek Rae and Seamus Malin, or Martin Tyler and David Pleat. Come on MLS and USSF, the announcers should make people WANT to watch the games not aggrevate us.