Rodney Marsh, Tommy Smyth To Host SiriusXM Soccer Show
January 5, 2015 at 12:15 PM (PT)
Former soccer star RODNEY MARSH and veteran commentator TOMMY SMYTH will host a new show on SIRIUSXM’s dedicated 24/7 soccer channel.
Starting tomorrow, JANUARY 6th, the pair will host "Grumpy Pundits" – showcasing their pointed perspectives on everything happening in the beautiful game – every TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY from 9-11a (ET) on SIRIUSXM FC (channel 94).
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to be on SIRIUSXM FC and give fans what they want -- live, unedited, raw opinions," said MARSH. "You might not always like what you're gonna hear, but it'll be honest."
MARSH’s career as a player and coach stretched from ENGLAND to the U.S. and back, playing youth football for WEST HAM UNITED before signing with FULHAM. From there, he transferred to QUEENS PARK RANGERS and helped guide that club to the 1967 LEAGUE CUP title. In 1976, he left ENGLAND for the NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE as an All-Star for the TAMPA BAY ROWDIES, leading the club to the SOCCER BOWL twice. He went on to coach NEW YORK UNITED, the CAROLINA LIGHTNIN' and the TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. He has worked in various broadcasting roles for BELN SPORT, SKY SPORTS, ITV and CNN.
Irishman SMYTH is a longtime soccer commentator for ESPN, where over the last 22 years he has called more than 3,000 international matches from leagues all over the world. He has also covered every FIFA WORLD CUP since 1994. He was the Grand Marshal of the 2008 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE in NEW YORK and he has been the co-host for WNBC’s coverage of the parade since 1998.