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    Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?


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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'm not so sure his style of commentating will mesh well with soccer. He COULD be better than the announcers we have now and have had in the past, but that isn't saying much. I just have a sneaking suspicion that he will end up trying to be an English speaking Spanish announcer (if that makes sense), but with more corny catch phrases. Just give me Adrian Healy and Macca and I will be content. Great knowledge of the game and changes tone when appropriate, but never over the top.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    ^^ Yeah I was just gonna say, I don't really think soccer would be his game.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    RISE AND FIRE!



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'm not sure if it will work either, but I do think it's an interesting experiment. It sounds like he's being really thoughtful about the transition. He realizes he's out of his element, but it does sound like he's genuinely interested in learning the game & willing to put in the work to do so.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He better have a super British sounding color analyst with him then, otherwise their credibility as a broadcast team is very close to zero.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'll get to tune in and see how it goes when the Gunners play Bayern. Hopefully he does a good job!



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    If there's one thing that will get me to watch more soccer, it's Gus Johnson.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I like Gus, but I don't know.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    I'll be shocked if he actually calls the World Cup in 2018. This is going to end badly for him and soccer fans.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He's already done at least one game for MLS:




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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He used nil instead of zero. He's golden.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    He just sounds so enthusiastic about build up play in the midfield, it's like he's trying to imitate the soccer announcer from the Simpsons.



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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

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    Re: Gus Johnson - the American voice of soccer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    He's already done at least one game for MLS:

    He actually makes soccer exciting now


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