FOX Soccer to debut "Soccer Night in America" telecast

FOX Soccer to debut revamped telecast on Friday

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FOX Soccer is about to up the ante on its commitment to Major League Soccer.

The country’s premier soccer-only channel will debut its new “Soccer Night in America” telecast on Friday night, when the Portland Timbers play host to the Philadelphia Union (7 pm PT).

The new show will include redesigned, state-of-the-art graphics to headline the new look, along with a fresh set design, slow-motion camera technology and a style that migrates FOX Soccer closer to its network family. “Soccer Night in America’s” enhanced studio set features a cutting edge, contemporary design, a new logo and graphics that more closely match broadcasts throughout FOX Sports properties.

The new graphics package incorporates Vizrt technology, which provides digital, real-time 3D and virtual graphic displays, and super slow-motion cameras in match telecasts.

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Former US national team and MLS players Eric Wynalda and Christopher Sullivan team up for “Soccer Night in America’s” inaugural pregame, halftime and postgame coverage live from Portland’s JELD-WEN Field.

JP Dellacamera has the play-by-play, with former MLS standout Kyle Martino handling analysis in the booth and Brian Dunseth contributing sideline reports.

This inaugural “Soccer Night” falls in one of FOX Soccer’s 20 exclusive MLS broadcast programming windows. All remaining Friday and Saturday night MLS games on FOX Soccer will be broadcast under the “Soccer Night in America” banner.