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Max Bretos named LAFC lead broadcaster

ESPN anchor to do play-by-play and pre- and post-game shows.

Max Bretos will be the lead broadcaster for Los Angeles Football Club.
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After signing a deal with YouTube TV to be the local broadcast partner for the club, Los Angeles Football Club has tabbed ESPN anchor Max Bretos to be its lead broadcaster.

In the role, Bretos will do play-by-play for all local LAFC broadcasts on YouTube TV as well as a 30-minute pre-game and 30-minute post-game show from Banc of California Stadium.

“Max is a world class talent and a nationally known soccer expert,” LAFC president and co-owner Tom Penn said on the team’s website. “He is the perfect Lead Broadcaster to collaborate with YouTubeTV and create first class game broadcasts and innovative complementary programming.”

Bretos has spent the last eight years with ESPN and will continue with the company and be based in Los Angeles while broadcasting LAFC games. For seven of the last eight years, he has anchored ESPN’s coverage of the MLS Cup.

“I don’t know if I can properly express how excited I am for this opportunity,” Bretos said. “Having lived in LA for 15 years, I know first-hand what the world’s game means to this city. I met my wife in LA and my son was born here – to be able to return here to create content and help voice the soundtrack for this new club is a dream come true.”

His soccer broadcasting experience ranges from Argentina to England and from MLS to Serie A in Italy and prior to working at ESPN he was an announcer for Fox Soccer Channel. He was also the main broadcaster for the LA Galaxy for five years.

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