The long time voice of United States soccer on ESPN is taking his talents to another network. Fox Soccer Channel, to be precise. It was announced today that JP Dellacamera has signed a 1-year deal with Fox Soccer Channel and will call their Friday Night MLS games.
Taking over the hole left by JP Dellacamera will be Adrian Healey, who has been promoted to ESPN's top MLS commentator and will work ESPN's MLS games along side the oft-criticized John Harkes.
For Philadelphia Union fans who have grown to like JP Dellacamera as the Union's play-by-play announcer, do not fret. Dellacamera will continue to work Philadelphia Union local broadcasts, with a color analyst yet to be named.
The repercussions of this are positive all around. JP is back to being a lead announcer on a national level after losing out to Ian Darke over the summer. FSC finally has a half-decent announcer. ESPN promotes the underused Adrian Healey who is serviceable in his own corny, unique way. And JP stays with 6ABC and the Union. Now if only ESPN could do something about that John Harkes problem….