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 recreation between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars in Miami Gardens, Fla., Aug. 22, 2019.
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The famous person asserting workforce of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman is leaving Fox to host “Monday Night time Soccer” for ESPN, the sports activities community announced Wednesday.
The announcement got here after weeks of hypothesis concerning the duo, who’ve been calling video games collectively for 20 seasons. They known as six Tremendous Bowls collectively on Fox.
Buck and Aikman, who was additionally a Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, may even contribute content material to ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+.
“My earliest recollections of strolling round soccer stadiums are tagging together with my dad as he known as ‘Monday Night time Soccer’ on radio,” Buck mentioned, referring to his father, the late asserting 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 mentioned 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 Put up beforehand reported that Aikman can be headed to “Monday Night time Soccer.” Final week, the Post also 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.