Steve Cangialosi and Shep Messing during a Red Bulls telecast. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
By Michael Lewis
The voice of Steve Cangialosi won’t be silenced this Major League Soccer season.
Cangialosi on Tuesday was named one of the five initial play-by-play announcers on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the league and Apple announced on Tuesday.
After handling play-by-play duties for the Red Bulls on MSG Networks for 21 years and the New Jersey Devils for 12 years, Cangialosi’s vast soccer play-by-play background also includes the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games for NBC, as well as calling MLS, Serie A, La Liga, DFB Pokal, Bundesliga matches for ESPN, FOX Sports, and SiriusXM.
“This is such an ambitious project with some amazing people behind it,” Cangialosi said on Twitter. “Hoping we can take coverage of a terrific league to new heights. Mostly thankful to MLS for using the 1989 file photo.”
This is such an ambitious project with some amazing people behind it. Hoping we can take coverage of a terrific league to new heights. Mostly thankful to MLS for using the 1989 file photo. https://t.co/RHwYOFcE5V
— Steve Cangialosi (@CangyManMSG) January 10, 2023
Cangialosi was among several announcers that were named to work MLS Season Pass.
That subscription service launches Feb. 1 on the Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and regions.
The list of announcers includes Kyndra de St. Aubin (match analyst), Maurice Edu (match analyst), Lori Lindsey (match analyst), Danielle Slaton (match analyst), Taylor Twellman (match analyst), Marcelo Balboa (match analyst), Sébastien Le Toux (match analyst), Sacha Kljestan (studio analyst), Bradley Wright-Phillips (studio analyst), Diego Valeri (studio analyst), Liam McHugh (studio host), Jillian Sakovits (studio host), Tony Cherchi (studio host), Max Bretos (play-by-play), Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Pablo Ramírez (play-by-play) and Frederic Lord (play-by-play).
It was not immediately known if Cangialosi’s long-time Red Bulls announcing partner, Shep Messing, will be part of Apple TV.