Ohio born, Australia and Miami bred, and of Cuban descent, Fox Soccer Channel’s lead play-by-play announcer Max Bretos has the diverse make-up that helps create his electric personality both on and off camera.
Max’s illustrious announcing career at Fox began as the voice of Argentine soccer on Fox Sports World. With the re-launch of Fox Soccer Channel in 2005, he has since taken on coverage of matches from England, Italy, European tournaments and other international competitions, while most prominently serving as play-by-play commentator for MLS Saturday on FSC. Every week from March through October, Max travels the country to bring viewers the most extensive live coverage of Major League Soccer available.
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Max can also be seen each week on Fox Soccer Report, hosting his own opinionated soccer segment, MAXimum Soccer. 2009/10 will be a busy season for Max as he will serve as host of the network’s UEFA Champions League studio programming as well as its 2010 FIFA World Cup preview series, Ticket to South Africa.
In addition, Max has made appearances on Sky Sports in Great Britain, both as a weekly correspondent for American sports and as an on-air talent for Sky’s coverage of the Super Bowl.
Lending to his announcing career are his passions for sports such as soccer, cricket, basketball and Australian Rules Football. Not only is he a spectator and announcer, but an avid rugby player for the Santa Monica Rugby Club.
Outside of the broadcast booth and off the field, Max can be seen flexing his acting muscles in several theater productions at the Two Lights Acting Studios and in his own short film, Aerobic Dreams. And, on occasion, he has been known to break out in song …
Max and his wife Helen recently welcomed their first child, Maxi.