Grant has a fascinating and fun conversation with Jon Champion, ESPN's lead commentator for MLS in the United States. Champion explains why he made the leap in 2019 from England to live in the U.S., what he's learning about America and American soccer culture and how he got into soccer and soccer broadcasting in the first place. Champion has had a remarkable 37-year career broadcasting everything from eight World Cups to the start of the Premier League in 1992 and everything in between. This episode of Fútbol with Grant Wahl is brought to you by Fanatiz. Frustrated that you can't get games from Spain's La Liga on your cable or satellite system? Sign up to stream Fanatiz. On Fanatiz, you can watch all the action in La Liga and other international leagues and tournaments live and on-demand from your mobile phone, tablet or directly on your TV with the Fanatiz app. Fanatiz features channels you know, like BeIN Sports in English and Spanish, GolTV and many more. And it costs only $7.99 a month. If you’d like to try Fanatiz for yourself, you can get a free week-long trial by going to fntz.co/Grant-FZ. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4
Saturday Panel: Commentary kings | Barry Davies, George Hamilton, Jon Champion
OTB's Saturday Panel
Football commentary legends Barry Davies, George Hamilton and Jon Champion joined John Duggan for this week's Saturday Panel.They talked life behind the mic, their greatest games and moments, run-ins with managers, and witnessing tragedies.
We had the pleasure of chatting to one of the best voices in football Jon Champion. He had so many great anecdotes about his career & told us about his love for York City. YOU'RE GONNA ENJOY THIS ONE!!!
Time to break out the formal wear as we hand out our 2019-20 EPL Devundling awards. Plus, Jon Champion previews the "MLS is Back" semifinals, we provide final analysis on Christian Pulisic's first year with Chelsea and the UEFA Champions League makes its return!
Guest Jon Champion - Lead MLS Commentator for ESPN
Larry and Andrew get into it with MLS commentator Jon Champion on the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16, the future of soccer in the USA and fish and chips. They also discuss MLB opening day, NHL announcement, and Mike Tyson is BACK!!
From the BBC to ITV, Setanta to ESPN, Jon Champion has been one of the leading voices of his generation. Known to most for his commentaries on football, he talks to Nick Heath in this episode about the various 'accidents' that led him to his successful career, he gives some sage advice to new commentators and mentions how some of his audience only know him from his work on the video game Pro Evolution Soccer.A true master of his craft, this is another beautifully warm conversation as Jon talks for over an hour on how and why he does what he does so well.You can follow Jon on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JonChampionJCFollow Cue Commentator - https://twitter.com/CueCommentatorPlease leave us a review on iTunes if you can, it's much appreciated.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Chris Mavinga and Jon Champion join Footy Talks Live
The upcoming Florida tournament was today’s hot topic, with the crew counting down the days to MLS’ return, and KJ voicing disbelief that the eventual winners may leave without a trophy!Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga spoke about the squad's mixed feelings for the plan, and how he hopes to be drawn against Montreal Impact, a club who had the chance to sign him before his move to TFC.Mavinga compared life on lockdown to a preview of post-football retirement, and discussed how training with the likes of Gerrard, Carragher and Torres at Liverpool helped him become the player he is today.Tuning in from the English countryside, ESPN’s Jon Champion explained how lockdown life has meant more exercise and cycling during the day, but also more alcohol in the evening(!).Champion broke down what makes a great broadcasting partnership, and described working with current co-host Tyler Twellman and the infamous Ron Atkinson ‘back in the day.’The crew quizzed Champion on the quality and competitiveness of the MLS, as well as the merits of fake crowd noise and cut out crowds in the current empty top flight stadiums. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ESPN's lead MLS commentator Jon Champion joins us on the show to chat with Henry about his thoughts on MLS returning, what commentators really think of their co-commentators and what it's like to record lines for Pro Evolution Soccer!