Jul 12 - 2022

INTVU: Max Bretos, LAFC play-by-play voice

About the Episode


Max Bretos was one of the first North American voices doing soccer play-by-play back when few matches were shown live, and even fewer were called in the stadium. Now the play-by-play voice of LAFC and host of The Soccer OG Podcast, Bretos IS “The Soccer OG” and joined James Sharman, Craig Forrest, Brendan Dunlop and producer Dan Wong as part of this week’s interview series. 

  Bretos talks about the growth of the sport in North America, from calling games he didn’t know if anyone was watching, to working for one of the flagship franchises in Major League Soccer that is reshaping the sports landscape in Los Angeles with the additions of superstar Gareth Bale and European champion Giorgio Chiellini. They laugh about the old days working “a niche sport”, and Bretos reveals his West Ham fandom, and that he was actually covering the 2000 Gold Cup Final at the LA Coliseum when Craig cemented his legacy as one of Canada’s greatest ever players.   

Presenters: James Sharman, Craig Forrest, Jimmy Brennan, Brendan Dunlop and Dan Wong

Voice Over Talent: Jeff Cole

This podcast has content that may use words and share tales that offend, please feel free to use your best discretion.  Parental discretion is advised.

Be advised this episode includes explicit language.

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