Editor's note: Heard about this happening but didn't catch it. In any case, some fun speculation as to what Kasey Keller's appearance on Fox Soccer Channel could mean for his future with the Sounders. - Jeremiah
My wife and I almost missed it as we sat down to watch a DVR of Chelsea hosting Valencia in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage in what was an elimination game. We usually bounce forward by 5 minute increments until we see the match start, forgoing listening to the likes of Eric Wynalda, Christopher Sullivan, and Warren Barton, though we actually somewhat enjoy their analysis unlike practically every other person FSC employs. There was quite a bit of lead in to this game, 20 minutes worth, maybe that's why we ended up watching the analysts after going forward by 10 minutes, only to notice a fourth member in the studio, Kasey Keller.I immediately barked a happy "HEY!" while it took my wife a few more seconds at which point she yelped a "KASEY!". We were already in a happy mood knowing we'd be enjoying the next best thing to Sounders soccer, an elimination game in the UEFA CL between 2 fairly strong teams, but this was enough to have us grinning like Christmas morning had come 3 weeks early. We quickly bounced back to the beginning of the broadcast, not wanting to miss a second of what as far as we knew was Kasey's first job after football.
My mind raced through the possibilities of what this meant for Kasey, without consciously focusing on it, still basking in the glow of seeing our Captain unexpectedly. It occurred to me that if Kasey was working as an analyst, it wouldn't help him much if he was slated to take a front office job this offseason. Surely the only reason to be working a broadcast desk 3 months before the start of the MLS season would be in preparation to be a part of the Sounders broadcast team.
Kasey's stated that he's fully intent on being part of the Seattle Sounders FC for the foreseeable future, it seems that for at least a little while, it'll be next to a play by play man, or at the very least next to Alan and Pete. I for one am sure it's the former.
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