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The Art of Broadcasting: An inside look at life behind the mic

We click the remote or fire up the streams every week and they're always there. It's easy to take them for granted.

Let's be honest: Without soccer's broadcasters, the experience simply would not be the same. They are the storytellers. They paint the pictures. They evoke emotion. That's why their trade is a true art: always live, often raw and sometimes poetic.

THE GOAL CALL

It's arguably the single biggest moment any broadcaster faces in a match: the ball hitting the back of the net. It's also the most scrutinized by fans. The pros walk us through their strategy for the goal call.

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GREATEST MOMENTS

As fans, we have our own list of favorite one-liners and expressions over the years: ones that give us goosebumps or others that made us laugh. It's time for those with the mic to share their all-time favorite moments.

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MAKING THE BIG TIME

Find out what it takes to make it as a soccer commentator and the pathway that today's talents have navigated to make their way into your living room.

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FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

They make it look so easy week after week. But how do they do it and what does it take to be on-air quality? Broadcasters share their tricks and tips that help them excel at their jobs.

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TV JOB LIKE NO OTHER

Far from the safe haven and bird's-eye perch of the TV booth, sideline reporter Katie Witham stands in the cauldron of emotion and action to share access every fan wishes they had. A fixture on broadcasts for more than a decade, Witham shares her experience, unlike any other in the industry.

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THERE FROM THE START

There are a host of personalities who have become synonymous with the sport of soccer in North America over the course of 25 MLS seasons. Here's a list of today's MLS broadcasters who were there at the start in 1996.

MEET THE ORIGINALS

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