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WHEN IT COMES TO WORLD CUP COMMENTARY, UNIVISION HAS A TEAM THAT CAN'T BE BEAT

 NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Univision's trio of soccer announcers -- Andres Cantor, Norberto Longo and Jessi Losada -- have an intimate knowledge of the game that one just can't find anywhere else. It's the kind of feel for soccer that comes with experience, and these three pros have acquired it through years of being behind the microphone announcing just about every major event there is.
 The weekly magazine, Soccer America, paid our play-by-play announcer, Andrea Cantor, the most flattering compliment when they said, "Cantor calls every goal like he was Russ Hodges describing Bobby Thompson's home run to win the 1951 pennant for the Giants. If Cantor could recreate his broadcasts in English, we'd finally have our broadcaster who could sway the masses." Cantor's enthusiastic trademark of shouting "GOLI" is heard not just at World Cup time, but on an average of 75 matches a year on the network.
 Without question, Norberto Longo is one of the most knowledgeable authorities in the United States on soccer. Longo has provided insightful analysis of numerous Cup competitions from around the globe. A veteran of seven World Cups, Longo's credits include Copa Libertadores, European Championships and Olympic soccer coverage. And not only is he an admirer of the sport, but holds a coaching license and played semi-pro soccer in South America.
 Jessi Losada has covered the World Cup with Univision since 1982, and was very involved with the network's Emmy-award-winning broadcast of the tournament in Italy in 1990. Throughout the championship, Losada was a feature reporter on-location in Rome, Milan and other cities, as well as an in-studio host.
 Among them, Cantor, Longo and Losada are the backbone of our World Cup team. With their new efforts, Univision has grown dramatically in every dimension of its coverage, giving the network a World Cup tradition unmatched by any other U.S. broadcaster.
 Univision, the nation's leading Spanish-language television network, reaches 91 percent of U.S. Hispanic households through satellite- interconnected broadcast and cable affiliates nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Mal Karwoski, 212-455-5258, or Rosalyn Espinosa, 305-471-4008, both of Univision/


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