On Tuesday, we told you that United States men’s national team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron would become the second active Premier League player to work for NBC as a commentator. He’ll be calling the Crystal Palace-Liverpool match with Arlo White on CNBC (due to Formula One overruns) on Sunday morning. He joins Tim Howard as the active, American players to work for the network.
NBC will announce later today that Cameron will become a full-time (sort of) member of the network’s Premier League coverage, though not in the same manner as Howard. Cameron will act as part of a peak behind the curtain on life in the league as a “special correspondent.” The USMNT defender will collaborate on a weekly column at NBCSports.com and appear on other NBC-related properties including EPL television coverage.
It’s interesting to see the corners of the soccer world NBC has found to get its hands on. From players as commentators, to players as contributors to their online soccer coverage, to a radio show for the two Robbies to the Men in Blazers. It doesn’t all exactly fit under one sort of tone or idea, but it remains fun to see which way they’re going to zag, as long as nothing they do interferes with the actual game coverage.