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Derek Rae (born in Aberdeen, Scotland) is a soccer announcer for ESPN, working as a play-by-play announcer for their coverage of the UEFA Champions League. He is also the host of ESPNsoccernet's PressPass. This article is about the Scottish city. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Official Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... ESPNsoccernet PressPass is an half hour, twice weekly football discussion show between Derek Rae, Tommy Smyth and Janusz Michallik. ...


Rae's career began at age 15, working as a soccer commentator for a radio station that broadcast to local hospitals. At 19 is when Derek got his big break. His favorite broadcaster, David Francey, had suffered a knee injury, and Rae was tapped to sub for him, calling a Scottish Premier League game on the radio. Following that, Rae worked for BBC Scotland on a match between England and Scotland in London. Soon after, Rae was hired by BBC Scotland as a Scotland soccer correspondent, all this while he was a student at the University of Aberdeen. The Scottish Premier League (also known as the Bank of Scotland Premierleague for sponsorship reasons or the SPL for short) is the top division within the current structure of Scottish football. ... BBC Scotland (BBC Alba in Gaelic) is a constituent part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the publicly-funded broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) Worst defeat Uruguay 7 - 0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... This article is about the British city. ... The University of Aberdeen is one of the ancient universities of Scotland. ...


In 1987, Rae, still at Aberdeen, was named the Sony British Sports Broadcaster of the Year. He began working for ESPN in 1994. During his time in the United States, Rae also worked as the voice of Major League Soccer's New England Revolution. Rae is well-known for being critical of Revolution coach Walter Zenga during an Internet radio show, and even though the organization runs the team's website, on which Rae attacked Zenga, blasting the Revolution at the time was actually commonplace. Rae has since admitted that he was not cut out for the MLS. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... MLS logo For the defunct indoor soccer league, see Major Soccer League. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Gillette Stadium Coach Steve Nicol, 2002- First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 - 2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6 - 1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18, 2004) Worst Defeat Chicago Fire 6 - 0 New... Walter Zenga Walter Zenga (born April 28, 1960 in Milan) is an Italian football (soccer) player, a long-time goalkeeper for the Italian national team and Inter Milan. ...


On May 25, 2005, Rae was at the microphone for ESPN2's coverage of the historic UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool F.C. and AC Milan in Istanbul. Ratings for the game in North America were the highest in Champions League history. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A microphone, sometimes called a mic (pronounced mike), is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Liverpool Football Club (usually known simply as Liverpool) is an English football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside; the current champions of Europe (2005), they are also statistically the most successful English football team to date. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Satellite image of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Istanbul (Turkish: Ä°stanbul) is Turkeys largest city, and its cultural and economic center. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Rae has a column on ESPNsoccernet's site called "Rae's Say". He's lived in Beverly, Massachusetts since 1991, and is married to Beverly native Beth Powers. His signature opening for broadcasts is, "Hello from me, Derek Rae." Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rae is fluent in German and dabbles in other languages. Rae's color commentator, Tommy Smyth, says Rae wants so badly to properly pronounce a player's name, that he'll occasionally call consulates to confirm intonation. Some viewers compare Rae's voice to that of legendary Scottish actor Sean Connery. Rae also bears somewhat of a resemblance to Emmy Award-winning tech guru Leo Laporte of G4TechTV Canada's Call for Help. A color (or colour) commentator is a black member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Tommy Michael Smyth (born in Knockbridge County, Louth, Ireland) is best known as a color commentator for ESPN, who he joined in February 1993 as a soccer analyst. ... Sean Connery as he appears in the James Bond films. ... An Emmy Award. ... Leo Laporte Leo Laporte (born November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York) is a technology broadcaster and author. ... G4techTV Canada is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel co-owned by Rogers Media, G4 Media and Shaw Communications. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Distress call. ...


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Derek Rae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Derek Rae (born in Aberdeen, Scotland) is a soccer announcer for ESPN, working as a play-by-play announcer for their coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Soon after, Rae was hired by BBC Scotland as a Scotland soccer correspondent, all this while he was a student at the University of Aberdeen.
On May 25, 2005, Rae was at the microphone for ESPN2's coverage of the historic UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool F.C. and AC Milan in Istanbul.
ESPN.com Soccernet Scotland: News - Rae is in the last chance saloon against Celtic (1168 words)
Derek believes both McLaren and his brother Alex should be elevated to the position of role models for Scottish football, not for what they were but for what they have become as he, too, harbours a flickering ambition to command headlines.
Rae accepts the suggestion that, having signed for the club he loved at 17, he 'probably' believed he had arrived as a professional footballer.
Rae at last went through a moment of clarity a year ago when, inspired by the way Alex had beaten his drink problem to enjoy Sunderland's best-ever season in the Premiership, he climbed aboard the wagon and tore up the betting slips.
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