AA Classic: Ian Darke calls USA v England… in 1994

Would Ian Darke have thought in 1994 when he was calling a USA-England friendly from Wembley Stadium in London that he would become the voice of American soccer nearly two decades later?  Here's a video from ESPN's coverage of the USA-England game after the '94 World Cup that features ESPN's future voice of soccer.  You can see and hear some of the qualities that have made Darke such a hit across the pond 20 years later in this classic clip.  Sadly, there was no "Go go USA" on that day as the Americans lost 2-0 thanks to 2 goals from Alan Shearer.

Thankfully, we kept Darke and left that wretched mid 90s fashion behind.

H/T mookiealexander

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