Futbol Americas, a new studio show from ESPN+, premieres March 8 exclusively on the service, it was announced Thursday.
The show will cover the whole world of soccer, with a specific focus on the players of the United States and Mexican national teams throughout both the international and club seasons.
It will feature regular guest appearances from newsmakers in the Concacaf world, including an interview with USMNT and RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams in the first week. Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar will host, with new episodes on ESPN+ Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET and on-demand thereafter.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to be part of Futbol Americas. From Pulisic, to Alphonso Davies, to Raul Jimenez,” Gomez said. MLS to Liga MX, USMNT and El Tri. Our game, our stars, our way.”
Added Salazar: “Soccer has always been my true love, so to be able to host a show where we debate not just the sport I care about most, but the specific players, teams and issues we are most passionate about is a real dream come true.”
Gomez, a former player, joined ESPN as a soccer analyst in January 2017 after announcing his retirement from professional soccer. The 17-year veteran of Mexico’s Liga MX and Major League Soccer – including the 2016 season with the MLS Cup champion Sounders – serves a studio analyst on ESPN’s English and Spanish-language networks.
Salazar joined ESPN in late 2016 as a host, reporter and play-by-play announcer. Salazar appears regularly on ESPNFC as well as the network’s Major League Soccer coverage. In the summer of 2018, Salazar covered the Mexican national team at the FIFA World Cup, appearing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio from Russia.