Remembering John Facenda: He died September 26, 1984, 18 years ago. This post is dedicated to Facenda. It was originally published in August of 2011.
The late John Facenda, who many people recognize from his iconic work for NFL Films, also broadcasted soccer.
His voice is synonymous with drama. He can be listened to announcing action on the pitch in the video below. The match he is narrating is between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Miami Toros of the NASL in 1975.
The clip below is from Facenda’s last piece of work with NFL Films, Super Bowl XVII.
Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com