The Rams open the season towards the San Francisco 49ers on "Monday nighttime soccer," and a brand new play-by way of-play announcer could be in area on the long-operating broadcast.
ESPN announced Monday that Sean McDonough will replace Mike Tirico, who's becoming a member of NBC.
McDonough, fifty three, can be only the fifth adult to deal with play-by means of-play in the 46-year historical past of "Monday evening soccer," following Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels and Tirico, who did the job the last 10 years.
"It in fact is the dream of a lifetime, specifically transforming into up in my residence," McDonough, the son of the late print and tv reporter Will McDonough, said all over a teleconference.
McDonough has labored the world collection, the Olympics and the NCAA remaining 4. He has also called college football and has labored NFL games for ESPN Radio due to the fact that 2013.
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"When it grew to be apparent that Mike [Tirico] would depart, we had a very, very short checklist and Sean was completely at the accurate of that listing," mentioned John Wildhack, govt vice president of programming and construction for ESPN.
McDonough will work alongside Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters.
"I even have met Sean and i am excited concerning the probability to work with him," Gruden observed in a statement. "Like me, he comes from a family unit of three boys. ardour for sports has been a way of life for him and his brothers. He's a pro pro, who's known as some of the largest sporting hobbies, including lots of soccer. I'm anticipating getting started."
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