Kyle Martino to serve as NBC’s lead MLS analyst

Former U.S. national team midfielder Kyle Martino will be the

lead analyst for the NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Major League

Soccer.

The company said Monday that Martino would work with

play-by-play announcer Arlo White. Martino was previously the lead

analyst for Fox Soccer’s MLS and U.S. national team broadcasts.

NBC agreed to a three-year deal in August to take over Fox’s MLS

package.

Martino and White will make their debut Sunday on the NBC Sports

Network for the game between FC Dallas and the New York Red

Bulls.

Martino will be stationed between the benches with White in the

booth, similar to NBC’s approach with hockey.

Former Premier League player Robbie Earle of Jamaica will serve

as a pregame, halftime and postgame analyst.

Martino spent seven seasons with the Crew and Galaxy in MLS and

played eight games for the national team.

Cable channel NBC Sports Network will air 38 regular-season

games this year, while NBC will show three.