Dallas Soccer: Luis Perez

Soccer Today coming to ESPN 103.3 FM

June, 2, 2011
6/02/11
12:45
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This Saturday will mark the debut of "Soccer Today" on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas. The show will air every Saturday from 7-8 a.m. with co-hosts Luis Perez, Bobby Rhine and Marc Stein, with Manny Bazan producing.

The show will include coverage of FC Dallas but won't be exclusive to the Red Stripes. The initial show will cover the FCD season to this point and then delve into the CONCACAF Gold Cup games at Cowboys Stadium.

It's going to be nice to have some FCD and soccer talk back on the radio here in town. Stay tuned for more details.

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“We are thrilled to launch ‘Soccer Today’ on ESPN Radio,” said Tom Lee, program director, 103.3 FM ESPN Dallas. “The popularity of soccer in America is at an all-time high. Luis, Bobby and Marc will bring a wealth of information and entertainment to the soccer fans of Dallas-Ft. Worth.”

Stein has been covering the NBA for ESPN.com and the ESPN family of TV and radio networks since September 2002. This is his 18th season as an NBA reporter, but he’s a lifelong soccer fan who covered the 1994 World Cup for the Los Angeles Daily News and considers himself America’s No. 1 Manchester City supporter. Stein also had a very brief playing stint with the Dallas Sidekicks of indoor fame in 1999, signing a one-week contract for a first-person story he wrote while working for the Dallas Morning News.

“I’ve lived in the Dallas area for nearly 15 years and I don’t remember hearing too much soccer talk on the radio in that time,” said Stein. “I know how excited I’d be just to listen to a show like this, so having the chance to actually join Luis and Bobby in studio every week to talk about proper football for an hour … it’s an honor.”

Perez was the sports anchor for Telemundo in Dallas, the nation’s fifth largest Hispanic market, for seven years. He has worked for ESPN Deportes Dallas for the past three years as host of the local show Charla Deportiva and co-host of the national show Zona ESPN. Luis is in his ninth season as color commentator of the Dallas Cowboys Spanish radio broadcast and in his first season as color commentator for the Texas Rangers.

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Pedro Pinto analyzes the Champions League draw, and Rodney Marsh discusses Liverpool's flying start.

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Marc Stein and Steve Davis discuss Clint Dempsey's home debut and the weekend's marquee match in MLS: Seattle vs. Portland.

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