FOX Soccer Daily sets talent lineup
Julie Stewart-Binks was officially unveiled as FOX Soccer Daily's new host, a live soccer news, highlights and analysis program airing weekdays at 4-4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, Stewart-Binks will host FOX Soccer Daily with FOX Sports' soccer analysts Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Brian McBride. The show will originate from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles
FOX Soccer Daily taps into the vast resources and expertise of the leading soccer website in the United States, FOXsoccer.com, with insights from senior editor Jamie Trecker and critically acclaimed reporters Leander Schaerlaeckens, Amy Lawrence, Patrick Barclay and Kyle McCarthy.
A lifelong soccer fanatic, Stewart-Binks has worked as a reporter on FOX Soccer Report, and was an apprentice with SKY Sports News in England in 2010, assisting reporters covering the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League competitions, while at the same time completing a Masters in International Broadcast Journalism at City University London. She also interned at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s London bureau in 2010, assisting reporters in producing FIFA World Cup features.
Wynalda was a true American trailblazer, paving the way for a generation of soccer players. The scorer of the first goal in MLS history, Wynalda was one of the most successful national team players, scoring 34 goals in 107 appearances. He played at the highest levels of the game across the planet, scoring 25 goals in the German Bundesliga with Saarbrucken and VfL Bochum. A member of the United States Soccer Hall of Fame, Wynalda was, until 2008, the national team’s all-time leading goal-scorer. In 2012 Wynalda coached fifth division amateur soccer team, Cal FC, to a ground breaking fourth round of the US Open Cup defeating MLS’s Portland Timbers along the way.
Barton is considered one of the greatest players in Premier League history. Barton made 453 appearances for club and country in a glittering 16-year-career. A consummate professional, capable of playing every position, Barton became the most expensive defender in English soccer when he signed with Newcastle for a then-record £4million sum in 1995. He was also part of the legendary “Crazy Gang” at Wimbledon FC, where his skill in midfield helped keep the Dons in the top flight.
McBride is an American soccer legend. A national team veteran with 30 goals and 96 appearances, McBride was the first player drafted in MLS’ inaugural season after a successful spell in Germany with VfL Wolfsburg. But it was with Fulham that he made his mark, scoring 33 goals in 140 appearances over four seasons with the Londoners. He is so beloved by the club’s fans that Fulham bestowed on him a unique honor: their club’s lounge is named “McBride’s” after him.
FOX Soccer Daily covers the major soccer leagues and competitions across the globe with an emphasis on Europe and North America. The fast-paced, half-hour program airs Monday to Friday (4:00-4:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, except when preempted by UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League pre-game and post-game shows.
Also reported on Monday, FOX Sports 1 officially agreed to an exclusive agreement with BSkyB’s Sky Sports News to provide in-depth features and daily updates featuring Sky Sports’ globally recognized correspondents in the United Kingdom. FOX Soccer Daily also has access to FOX Sports and Sky Sports reporters in Asia, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Mexico for on-site coverage of breaking news in the region.