Gus Johnson's call of Real Madrid-Manchester United may be the most anticipated pairing of announcer and sport in recent network history.  Today we got our first look at Gus Johnson, lead Fox Soccer announcer as he and Warren Barton gave a report from Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu during halftime of Tuesday's Celtic-Juventus broadcast.

More interesting though was the advertisement for tomorrow's game that also aired during halftime.  Not only did it hype the massive United-Madrid first leg, but it also hyped Johnson's nationwide soccer debut.  It's the first time I can ever remember seeing an announcer's name in the marquee along with the game he was announcing.

Don't think Fox is betting the house on Gus Johnson making it as a soccer announcer?

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