Alexi Lalas is changing broadcast kits as Fox Sports kicks off its FIFA cycle coverage in 2015.
The former U.S. men's national team defender and long-time commentator for ESPN/ABC's futbol coverage will join Fox Sports next month to serve as both a studio and game analyst.
Lalas will be on the beat for FIFA broadcasts, which kick off with the Women's World Cup from Canada and under 17 and 20 men's events in 2015, as well as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, England’s FA Cup, Major League Soccer, USMNT matches and UEFA European Championship qualifiers.
“I am really thrilled to join Fox Sports and work on the terrific lineup of soccer properties they’ve assembled over the last few years," said Lalas. “I’ve been impressed with the quality and depth of Fox’s soccer coverage and I’m excited to contribute to the overall effort and help grow the sport I love.”
Lalas joins Fox's soccer side that includes host Rob Stone, Warren Barton and former USMNT teammates Eric Wynalda and Brad Friedel.