Tyler Terens and Tony Meola are back for a second season as the Chicago Fire’s broadcast team, the club announced this afternoon. And this year, they’ll finally be joined by a guy with a very famous English voice.
The club made official today what we reported in January, Arlo White is back on board to call Fire matches this summer, once his NBC Premier League duties wrap up. The famed English announcer—who has spent many summers visiting family in Chicago—will call a select number of matches for the team this season. When White is in the booth, Terens will likely shift to another role on the broadcasts. White had been signed on to call Fire matches last summer, but the pandemic blew up those plans.
The Fire also announced several broadcast enhancements, including a super slo-mo camera, a jib camera near the supporters’ section, and an on-field rail cam, which is apparently a first of its kind in MLS. “It will capture the speed of game action along the sideline for all Fire home matches and be featured on both the broadcast and the in-stadium videoboards,” the Fire said in a news release. There’s a new graphics package, too.
Terens and Meola are on the call this Saturday when the Fire host the New England Revolution (7:30 p.m. CT, WGN-TV & CFFC Live). As a U.S. Soccer legend, you already know Meola. He needs no introduction. As for Terens, well, we took care of that for you with a big profile last season that he no doubt has printed and framed on his wall.