Welcome to episode No. 30 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which is published weekly, Deitsch interviews members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.
This week’s guest is Telemundo lead soccer broadcaster and host anchor Andrés Cantor, who is also a broadcaster for NBCUniverso. Cantor recently signed a multi-year extension with his network that will take him through the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Cantor is most known for his goal calls (listen to his call of Carli Lloyd's goal from midfield in the World Cup final here).
In this episode, Cantor discusses why he wanted to become a soccer broadcaster, how he prepares for a soccer broadcast, the difference between calling games off a monitor versus in-stadium, nearly fainting while calling Landon Donovan's World Cup goal in 2010 against Algeria, how he learned English as a teenager growing up in Southern California, how he negotiates using his goal call outside of a game only for promotion, his greatest World Cup broadcast and much more.
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