JP Dellacamera is a FOX Sports’ soccer play-by-play announcer who calls matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Major League Soccer, the U.S. Women’s National Team, CONCACAF Champions League and UEFA Europa League. One of the pioneering voices of American soccer, he has also been the lead play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and the SheBelieves Cup in 2017, while also serving as play-by-play talent for Copa America 2016.
A SEASONED PRO
Dellacamera is regarded as the original voice of U.S. Soccer, with his broadcasting career spanning 30 years. He brings decades of experience covering 13 FIFA World Cups (eight men’s, five women’s). He has called a consecutive eight World Cups on television and radio, mainly with ESPN beginning in 1986. Most notably, he was the lead ESPN radio voice for the 2010 and 2014 editions. The 2018 World Cup will be his ninth consecutive World Cup assignment.
He called four consecutive Women’s World Cups on ESPN, spanning from 1995 to 2007. His most famous assignment dates back to the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final at the Rose Bowl, when the U.S. Women’s National Team lifted the trophy against China in a memorable shootout victory. That same year, he was also the play-by-play announcer for the UEFA Champions League Final, in which David Beckham’s Manchester United won the title.
With NBC, Dellacamera covered the three Olympic Games and was the lead play-by-play soccer announcer for the 2004 and 2008 editions.
SOCCER, SOCCER AND MORE SOCCER
On the club level, Dellacamera has lent his commentary to the Philadelphia Union as well as many other MLS broadcasts on FOX Soccer, ESPN/ABC, Comcast SportsNet and now FS1. In addition, he called New York Cosmos games (NASL) on television from 2013 to 2016. Dellacamera also contributed to FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In 2000, he was the lead voice for the inaugural season of WUSA, the first women’s professional soccer league in the country.
Beyond his soccer highlights, Dellacamera has called hockey for the NHL Network and ESPN. He was the local TV voice of the Atlanta Thrashers for five seasons. He also covered NBA and college basketball games for various networks. His most recent personal involvement is as managing director of the Connecticut Fusion women’s soccer team, that plays in United Women’s Soccer (UWS).