List of current Major League Soccer broadcasters

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The following is a list of current Major League Soccer broadcasters for each individual team.

International video broadcasters[edit]

2023–2032[edit]

Apple Inc. has exclusive global rights to every MLS match and Leagues Cup match, with on-site commentary in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass. All match broadcasts are produced by MLS Productions, a partnership of Major League Soccer, IMG and NEP Group.[1][2][3][4] MLS generally assigns announcers regionally, reportedly to retain local familiarity among fans but largely suspected to be to save money on production costs.[5] All commentary was on-site in 2023, allaying concerns about remote broadcasts,[6] and will remain so again in 2024.[7]

In addition, MLS Productions produces whip-around, pre-match and post-match studio shows from NEP Metropolis Studios in Harlem, Manhattan, New York. There is a pre-match show, MLS Countdown, which airs 30 (Eastern) or 15 (Central/Mountain/Pacific) minutes before games, which in most cases will be 7:30 p.m. local time. The national post-match show, MLS Wrap-Up, airs at 12:30 a.m. Eastern time. The whip-around show is called MLS 360 and will cut into matches of significance.[8]

All matches involving CF Montréal, Toronto FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps had French-language commentary in 2023. Montréal will continue as the sole French-language broadcast for Apple in 2024.[9]

MLS Productions is expected to produce Portuguese commentary beginning with the 2025 season.

Broadcast[4][10] Play-by-play (main commentator) Color commentator Sideline reporter Studio host Studio analyst (pundit) Network
MLS Productions (English) Jake Zivin (lead)
Nate Bukaty (part time)
Max Bretos
Steve Cangialosi
Keith Costigan
Kevin Egan
Adrian Healey
Mark Followill
Tony Husband
Eric Krakauer
Blake Price
Ed Cohen
Mark Rogondino
Neil Sika (part time)
Tyler Terens
Joe Tolleson
Callum Williams
Chris Wittyngham
Adrian Garcia Marquez
Joe Malfa
Taylor Twellman (lead)
Jalil Anibaba
Kyndra de St. Aubin
Cobi Jones
Marcelo Balboa
Warren Barton (part time)
Calen Carr
Paul Dolan
Brian Dunseth
Maurice Edu
Danny Higginbotham
Devon Kerr
Lori Lindsey
Heath Pearce
Lloyd Sam
Ross Smith
Greg Sutton
Jamie Watson
Mariano Trujillo
Katie Witham Jillian Sakovits (pre-match & post-match)
Andrew Wiebe (pre-match & post-match)
Kaylyn Kyle (whip-around show)
Liam McHugh (whip-around show)
Tony Cherchi (fill-in host for whip-around show)
Kevin Egan (whip-around show)
Michelle Gingras (part time)
Shep Messing
Sacha Kljestan (whip-around show)
Bradley Wright-Phillips (whip-around show)
MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
MLS Productions (Spanish) Juan Arango
Jesús Acosta
José Bauz
Jorge Calvo
Alejandro Figueredo
Stefano Fusaro
Adrian Garcia Marquez
Raul Guzman
Jose Hernandez
Rodolfo Landeros
Moisés Linares
Jorge Pérez-Navarro
Diego Pessolano
Pablo Ramírez
Francisco X. Rivera (part time)
Sergio Ruiz
Sammy Sadovnik
Oscar Salazar
Ramsés Sandoval
Bruno Vain
Andrés Agulla
Diego Arrioja
Marcelo Balboa
Eduardo Biscayart
Luis Gerardo Bucci
Daniel Chapela
Tony Cherchi
Maximiliano Cordaro (part time)
Miguel Gallardo
Sonny Guadarrama
Jaime Alarcón
Pablo Mariño
Francisco Pinto
Walter Roque
Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Suárez
Claudio Suárez
Diego Tabares
Mariano Trujillo
Martin Zúñiga
Jésus Bracamontes
Carlos Hermosillo
Pavel Pardo
Carlos Pavón
Antonella González Tony Cherchi (lead)
Stefano Fusaro
Andrés Agulla
Diego Valeri (lead)
Chelsea Cabarcas
Melissa Ortiz
Pavel Pardo
Carlos Pavón
MLS Productions (French) Frédéric Lord (lead)
Olivier Brett
Matt Cullen
Jeremy Filosa (part time)
Gavino de Falco (part time)
Vincent Destouches (lead)
Patrice Bernier
Sébastien Le Toux
Matthias Van Halst (part time)

2024 commentator pairings[edit]

English:[11]

Play-by-play (main) commentator Nate Bukaty, match analysts (co-commentators) Warren Barton and Tony Meola will contribute throughout the season.

Spanish:[11]

Narrador (play-by-play) Francisco X. Rivera and analista (co-commentator) Maximiliano Cordaro will contribute throughout the season.

French:[11]

Descripteurs (play-by-play) Jeremy Filosa, Gavino de Falco and analyste Matthias Van Halst will contribute throughout the season.

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National video broadcasters[edit]

Media rights to MLS and Leagues Cup matches sold to national video broadcasters are non-exclusive.

2023–2026[edit]

Broadcast Play-by-play (main commentator) Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter Studio host Studio analyst(s) Network
MLS on Fox/FS1 (US, English) John Strong (lead)
Nate Bukaty
Tyler Terens
Joe Malfa
Stuart Holden (lead)
Tony Meola
Devon Kerr
Warren Barton
Jamie Watson
Jenny Taft (Final ONLY) Rob Stone (lead)
Jenny Taft (backup)
Rodolfo Landeros (backup)
Alexi Lalas (lead)
Maurice Edu
Cobi Jones
Joe Machnik (rules analyst)
Fox/FS1
MLS en FOX Deportes (US, Spanish) John Laguna (lead)
Rodolfo Landeros
Alejandro Luna
Jairo Moncada
Jaime Motta
Mariano Trujillo (lead)
Claudio Suárez
Martín Zúñiga
Álvaro Izquierdo
Rodney Wallace
Jaime Motta
Ricardo Mayorga
Rodolfo Landeros (Final ONLY) Fox Deportes
MLS on TSN (Canada, English) Luke Wileman (Toronto, lead)
Joey Alfieri (Montréal, backup)
Vic Rauter (Toronto, backup)
Matt Cullen (Toronto, backup)
Steven Caldwell (Toronto, lead)
Kevin Kilbane (Toronto, backup)
Matthew Scianitti (Toronto, lead)
Daniel Zakrzewski (Toronto, backup)
Kenzie Lalonde (Montréal, bureau chief)
Amy Walsh (Montréal, backup)
Shantelle Chand (Vancouver, playoff matches only)
Kelcey Brade (lead)
Daniel Zakrzewski (backup)
Matthew Scianitti (backup)
Mark Roe (backup)
Lindsay Hamilton (backup)
Julian de Guzman
Kevin Kilbane
Joe Fletcher (rules analyst)
TSN/TSN2
MLS à RDS (Canada, French)[12] Claudine Douville (lead)
Olivier Brett (CF Montréal matches)
Jasmin Leroux
Patrice Bernier
Émilie Duquette
Jean Gounelle (lead)
Patrice Bernier (CF Montréal matches)
Wandrille Lefèvre
Émilie Duquette
Antonin Besner (lead)
Meeker Guerrier
Nicolas Landry
Olivier Brett (lead)
François-Etienne Corbin (backup)
Émilie Duquette (backup)
Jasmin Leroux (backup)
Claudine Douville (backup)
Sydney Fowo (backup)
Patrice Bernier (lead)
Wandrille Lefèvre
Jean Gounelle
Patrick Leduc
Nick De Santis
Jonathan Bourgault
Valmie Ouellet
Amy Walsh
Sonia Denoncourt (rules analyst)
RDS/RDS2/RDS Info
Leagues Cup en TUDN (US, Spanish) Enrique Bermúdez de la Serna
Paco Villa
José Luis López Salido
Ramsés Sandoval
Marc Crosas
Félix Fernández
Hugo Salcedo
Hristo Stoichkov
Ivan Zamorano
Damián Zamogilny
Aldo Farías
Enrique Borja
Carlos Reinoso
Michele Giannone
Adrián Esparza Oteo
Daniel Schvartzman
Diego Peña
Zaritzi Sosa
Luis Alberto Martínez
Vladimir García
Alejandro Berry
Lindsay Casinelli
TUDN/Univision/UniMás
Leagues Cup en TUDN (Mexico, Spanish) Andrés Vaca Damián Zamogilny
Ricardo Peláez
Gibrán Araige Alejandro de la Rosa
Ana Caty Hernández
Valeria Marín
Canal 5/Nueve/TUDN
Leagues Cup en Fut Azteca (Mexico, Spanish) Christian Martinoli (lead)
Jesús Joel Fuentes
Pablo de Rubens
Carlos Guerrero
Luis Garcia
Jorge Campos
Zague
Carlos Guerrero
Álvaro López Sordo
David Medrano
Omar Villarreal
Inés Sainz Francisco Chacón (rules analyst) Azteca 7/Azteca Uno

Regional radio broadcasters[edit]

Note: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV includes the English-language MLS regional radio broadcast for the home team during the 2023–2032 seasons.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline Reporter Flagship Station
Atlanta United FC Mike Conti Jason Longshore WZGC (primary, other Audacy stations in Atlanta such as WSTR may air matches during conflicts)
Daniel Cantu Carolina Rodriguez WAOS/WXEM/WLBA (Spanish Radio)
Charlotte FC Will Palaszczuk[13] Jessica Charman WFNZ
Jaime Moreno[14] Antonio Ramos WOLS (Spanish Radio)
Chicago Fire FC Max Thoma Dasan Robinson WLS
wlsam.com
Héctor Lozano Raquel Ortiz WRTO (AM) (Spanish Radio)
Columbus Crew Chris Doran WBNS-FM
Juan Valladares WVKO-FM (Spanish Radio)
D.C. United Dave Johnson Bruce Murray WTSD
Moises Linares Luciano Emilio TBD (Spanish Radio)
FC Cincinnati Tom Gelehrter Kevin McCloskey WSAI
Inter Miami CF Phil Schoen
Chris Wittyngham (backup)
Joe Malfa (backup)
Thomas Rongen Orlando Alzugaray, Jr. (Host) WQAM[15]
Jésus Eduardo Acosta Horacio Gioffre WQBA (Spanish Radio)
CF Montréal Jon Still (primary)
Sean Campbell (select games)
Grant Needham (primary)
Amy Walsh (select games)
Amy Walsh (select games) CKGM (English Radio)
CJAD (select games)[16]
Maxime Van Houtte Raphaël Doucet
Sydney Fowo
Georges Laraque CKLX-FM (French-language Radio)[17]
Nashville SC Will Boling or Lucas Panzica Jalil Anibaba WGFX[18]
Alexis Martínez Mánfred Villalobos WMGC (Spanish Radio)
New England Revolution Brad Feldman Charlie Davies WBZ-FM (Radio)
SportsHub-HD2 (Radio- Bruins or Celtics conflicts)
Hipólito Gamboa José Manuel Abundis WAMG (Spanish Radio)
New York City FC Glenn Crooks Matthew Lawrence
Jason Hernandez
WNYE
Roberto Abramowitz Ariel Judas WEPN (Spanish Radio)
New York Red Bulls Matt Harmon Steve Jolley Red Bulls Live Online Radio[19]
Stefano Fusaro[20] Red Bulls Live Online Radio (Spanish)[21]
Orlando City SC Evan Weston
Scott Harris
Paul Shaw WTKS-FM
WYGM
TBD Israel Heredia WRSO (Spanish Radio)
Philadelphia Union Dave Leno (primary)
Jonathan Yardley (backup)
Lisa Roman Carlin (emergency backup)
Sheanon Williams (primary)
Lisa Roman Carlin (backup)
Sébastien Le Toux (backup)
WPEN-FM[22]
Luis Márquez Jaime Becerril WHAT (Spanish Radio)
Toronto FC Sam Ravech or Gareth Wheeler Apple TV Exclusive (Home matches ONLY)

Western Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentator Sideline Reporter Flagship Station
Austin FC Lincoln Rose Michael Lahoud Alt 97.5 FM
Roger Valdivieso Sonny Guadarrama KLQB (Spanish Radio)
Colorado Rapids Connor Cape
Jordan Angeli (backup)
Brian Crookham (primary)
Jordan Angeli (select games)
KKSE
KKSE-FM
Esdrel Peinado Tomas Menchaca KXDP-LD (Spanish Radio)
FC Dallas Owen Newkirk Steve Davis Garrett Melcer (reporter)
Sam Hale (host)
KFXR[23]
Carlos Alvarado Rafael Calderon KFLC (Spanish Radio)
Houston Dynamo FC Glenn Davis Bobby Boswell KFNC
Daniel Mejia Cesar Procel KQBU-FM (Spanish Radio)
LA Galaxy Joe Tutino (primary)
Christian Miles
lagalaxy.com
Rolando "El Veloz" González KWKW (Spanish Radio)
Los Angeles FC Dave Denholm KSPN
Armando Aguayo KFWB (Spanish Radio)
Minnesota United FC Dan Terhaar Jonathan Harrison KSTP-AM
Portland Timbers Fletcher Johnson Keith Bleyer Adam Susman (host) KXTG
KXL-FM
Josue Del Castillo Oscar Ramos Nikol Ramirez (host) KXET (Spanish Radio)
Real Salt Lake David James Jay Nolly KSL
Isidro Lopez Willy Barrueta KTUB
KDUT
KBMG (Spanish Radio)
San Jose Earthquakes Ted Ramey Joe Cannon KGO
Carlos Cesar Rivera Ramiro Corrales KZSF (Spanish Radio)
Seattle Sounders FC Danny Jackson Brad Evans and Steve Zakuani Jackson Felts (presenter)
Pete Fewing and Diego Arrioja (primary analysts); James Riley, Lamar Neagle, and Marcus Hahnemann (rotating analysts); Michelle Ludkta (sideline - home matches)
KJR[24]
Mario Rodriguez Felipe Maqueda (select games)
Carlos Tapia (select games)
KKMO (Spanish Radio)
Sporting Kansas City Aly Trost Martin (primary)
Dave Borchardt (backup)
Jacob Peterson (primary)
Sam Kovzan (select games)
WHB[25]
Raul Villegas Enrique Morales KDTD (Spanish Radio)
St. Louis City SC Joey Zanaboni Dale Schilly KYKY (primary)
KMOX (occasional)[26]
Santiago Beltran Hector Vega KXOK-LP (Spanish Radio)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Asa Rehman or Blake Price Colin Miller (primary)
Paul Dolan (select games)
CKGO

See also[edit]

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