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Adrian Healey is an English football commentator, currently working with Austin FC on their regional broadcasts. He was part of the ESPN commentary team in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. He has also been a fill in host for Dan Thomas on ESPN's soccer show ESPN FC.

Broadcasting career[]

Healey started work in the US in 1992 as a mid day DJ for Boston's WFNX.[1] He then got a TV job commentating for the New England Revolution, replacing the departing Derek Rae. He left the Revolution to join ESPN, where he started with play-by-play commentary with Robbie Mustoe on ESPN2's alternate broadcast of UEFA Champions League play.

Healey served as a play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports' coverage of soccer at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

He served as lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN's coverage of Major League Soccer until 2018. In the summer of 2011, he took a break from his MLS duties to work with Kate Markgraf on the network's secondary broadcast team for the FIFA Women's World Cup telecasts.[3]

In 2019, Healey was replaced by Jon Champion on MLS Game of the Week telecasts, and he now commentates on DFB-Pokal matches alongside Markgraf or Taylor Twellman and UEFA International qualifiers alongside Craig Burley. However, he still hosts MLS on ESPN broadcasts with Kasey Keller and Alejandro Moreno serving as analysts.

Beginning in 2021, Healey will be the voice of Austin FC.[4]

TV credits[]

  • FIFA World Cup: 2006 (ESPN/ABC), 2010 (ESPN/ABC), 2014 (ESPN/ABC)
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008 (Including Final) (ESPN/ABC), 2012 (ESPN), 2016 (ESPN)
  • FIFA Women's World Cup: 2007 (ESPN), 2011 (ESPN)
  • UEFA Champions League: 2003–2018 (ESPN), 2018–2020 (BT Sport)
  • MLS: 2011–2018 (ESPN) (Lead), 2019–2020 (ESPN/ABC) (#2 PxP/Presenter)
  • UEFA European Qualifiers: 2005–2020 (ESPN)
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–2020 (ESPN)
  • DFB-Pokal: 2019–2020 (ESPN)
  • Summer Olympics (Soccer): 2008 (NBC Sports)
  • La Liga: 2003–2009, 2021-present (ESPN)
  • New England Revolution: 1998–2003
  • Austin FC: 2021–

Personal life[]

Healey is from Swindon in Wiltshire, England. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Eleanor, son Tyler, and daughter Zoe.[5]

References[]

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  4. Sigal, Johnathan. "Adrian Healey departs ESPN to become Austin FC's executive director of broadcast and content", MLSSoccer.com, Major League Soccer, 16 September 2020. Retrieved on 16 September 2020. 
  5. Haydon, John. "Adrian Healey named voice of MLS on ESPN networks", Washington Times, 9 March 2011. Retrieved on 19 November 2012. 

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