Arlo White to broadcast for Chicago Fire in addition to NBC


CHICAGO (AP) — NBC’s Arlo White is taking a second job as a play-by-play commentator for Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire telecasts on WGN and ESPN+.

The 46-year-old White has been the lead broadcaster for NBC’s Premier League coverage since the network acquired rights starting with the 2013-14 season. He will work Fire games after the Premier League season ends on May 17.

Chicago said Tuesday that White will broadcast for NBC at the Olympic soccer tournament in Japan, which runs from July 22 to Aug. 8 — ending on the first day of the Premier League season.

White called Seattle Sounders matches in 2010 and was NBC’s lead broadcaster for MLS and the U.S. national team in 2012. He also broadcast for NBC at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Tony Meola, the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, will be the color analyst. Tyler Terens will be the other play-by-play commentator after working for the Phoenix Rising of the second-tier United Soccer League Championship.

Twenty-four of 34 league matches will be broadcast on the local networks, with the other 10 part of national telecasts.