Kevin Doyle with Colorado Rapids scarf

Ireland has had a significant influence on American soccer over the years, whether through coaching (e.g., Bobby Houghton), stars (e.g., Robbie Keane), or providing announcers (e.g., Tommy Smyth).

So you could understand why the Colorado Rapids' Irish internationals, Kevin Doyle and Sean St. Ledger, thought they might give broadcasting a try in the offseason.

Their unofficial commentary debut, however, did not begin smoothly, with the duo identifying Rapids mascot Edson the Eagle as either a parrot (Doyle) or a pigeon (St. Ledger). Take a look:

It's all uphill up from there, guys.