Stuart Holden
REUTERS

Stuart Holden to provide color commentary when San Jose Earthquakes host Chicago Fire | SIDELINE

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden got his first real taste of the broadcasting world when he served as a studio analyst for ESPN during the network's outstanding coverage of the 2014 World Cup.

Still in the States as he rehabs from yet another knee operation, he's venturing back into the broadcasting world, preparing to call his first live match, and doing so in the league in which he made his professional debut: Major League Soccer.

Holden, partnered with NBCSN's lead play-by-play commentator John Strong, will serve as the color commentator for Wednesday night's league match between the San Jose Earthquakes and Chicago Fire (10:30 pm ET, NBCSN).

Holden will become the second active player to feature as an in-game analyst for NBCSN, joining US national team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made his debut last season over a handful of English Premier League matches, and looks set to continue in an expanding role for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

In case you thought this meant that Holden was already transitioning himself into his post-playing days world of work, he was quick to rubbish any of those ideas.

Series: 
Topics: 

MLS Summer Beat

This week, we're celebrating the connection between music and MLS in advance of the inaugural MLS Summer Beat, a concert series over Memorial Day weekend, coming this year to Atlanta, San Jose, and Seattle. Learn more on how to attend a Summer Beat concert.


MLS All-Star Game Tickets available now!

MLS All-Stars take on Spanish giants Real Madrid in star-studded clash on August 2 in Chicago, IL.

Find Tickets  |  More about the All-Star Game

Stay connected: The official MLS app keeps you connected with the latest news, highlights, scores, standings, and analysis all for FREE. Download for iOS (Apple) or Download for Android