Fox Sports activities play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, left, and analyst Troy Aikman work within the broadcast sales space earlier than a preseason NFL soccer sport between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars in Miami Gardens, Fla., Aug. 22, 2019.
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The celebrity saying staff of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman is leaving Fox to host “Monday Night time Soccer” for ESPN, the sports activities community introduced Wednesday.
The announcement got here after weeks of hypothesis concerning the duo, who’ve been calling video games collectively for 20 seasons. They referred to as six Tremendous Bowls collectively on Fox.
Buck and Aikman, who was additionally a Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, may also contribute content material to ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+.
“My earliest reminiscences of strolling round soccer stadiums are tagging together with my dad as he referred to as ‘Monday Night time Soccer’ on radio,” Buck stated, referring to his father, the late saying legend Jack Buck. “To return to the stadium on Monday nights with Troy — who I’ve the utmost consolation with and confidence in — and start a brand new chapter, for us and ESPN, has me enthusiastic about this season and our future.”
Again in January, Aikman stated that he didn’t know what his future at Fox Sports activities would appear like. The previous Dallas Cowboys quarterback was additionally in talks with Amazon for “Thursday Night time Soccer.”
The New York Publish beforehand reported that Aikman can be headed to “Monday Night time Soccer.” Final week, the Publish additionally reported that Buck was anticipated to hitch Aikman in leaving Fox.
“Monday Night time Soccer” premiered on ABC 52 years in the past this September.