June 5, 2012
ANNOUNCE TEAM SET: JOE TOLLESON AND SHAKA HISLOP WILL CALL USA-GUATEMALA ON PAY-PER-VIEW
HOBOKEN, NJ---Veteran sports announcer Joe Tolleson and former Premier League and Trinidad & Tobago World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop will form the announcing team for the United States World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala in Guatemala City on Tuesday, June 12, live on pay-per-view, at 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST.
Guatemala v USA, distributed in the USA by Integrated Sports Media and Traffic Sports USA, is live on both cable and satellite pay-per-view on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT.
The match will be available via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. The game will be available with both English and Spanish commentary. Guatemala v USA will also be available via on-line PPV on Ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv.
During his career, Tolleson also has been a hockey and soccer play-by-play announcer for MSG Network's telecasts of the Hartford WolfPack (AHL), NY/NJ MetroStars and New York Red Bulls (MLS) and New York Power (WUSA). He was the play-by-play announcer for the last U.S. World Cup Qualifier carried on pay-per-view, the USA- Honduras match in 2001.
Tolleson has been an announcer at ESPN covering soccer, baseball , basketball and American football since 2001. He has commentated on matches from the UEFA Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), the Eredivisie (Holland) and World Cup qualifiers.
In addition to his duties with ESPN, Tolleson also serves as the in-arena voice of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and as radio play-by-play announcer on Rangers broadcasts.
A former professional goalkeeper in his native England and the United States, Hislop has worked for ESPN since 2008, handling commentary on numerous soccer matches for ESPN International. He also has written a regular column for The Guardian newspaper.
Hislop appeared in 321 games in England, playing for Reading, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Portsmouth. He played for England's U21 National team, and made 21 appearances for the senior national team of Trinidad & Tobago, including in the nationís first-ever visit to the FIFA World Cup, in 2006. He spent the 2006 and 2007 season with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) of Major League Soccer, before retiring to enter sports media.
The meeting with Guatemala will be the second match for the United States, after they open World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF on June 8th against Antigua & Barbuda. The last time the two sides met was in World Cup qualifying in 2008, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The United States won both those matchups, taking the first 1-0 in Guatemala City and then the return leg 2-0 in Commerce City, Colorado.