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
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
Martino and White will make their debut Sunday on the NBC Sports
Network for the game between FC Dallas and the New York Red
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.