Breakers defender Cat Whitehill named to FOX World Cup broadcast team

(May 15, 2015) – Boston Breakers defender and U.S. Women’s National Team gold medalist Cat Whitehill has been named to one of FOX Sports’ five broadcast teams for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

(May 15, 2015) – Boston Breakers defender and U.S. Women’s National Team gold medalist Cat Whitehill has been named to one of FOX Sports’ five broadcast teams for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Cat to be involved in this year’s World Cup, which will be one of the most watched Women’s World Cups in history,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said. “We were aware during preseason that she would likely miss a few games due to the World Cup, so we made preparations for her absence.”

Whitehill will team up with analyst Tony DiCicco, former Boston Breakers head coach, as well as play-by-play commentator JP Dellacamera in the broadcast booth. The trio will call all three of the U.S. Women’s National Team matches in the group stage. The U.S. plays Monday, June 8 against Australia (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. ET); Friday, June 12 against Sweden (FOX, 8 p.m. ET); and Tuesday, June 16 against Nigeria (FOX, 8 p.m. ET).

Cat Whitehill will broadcast all U.S. games (Photo by Mike Gridley)

“I'm extremely thrilled and excited to be a part of FOX for their World Cup coverage this summer. It's going to be an amazing experience because of the amount of effort that FOX is putting into this event,” Whitehill said. “Being a commentator has always been a dream of mine since I was young, and to fulfill this dream at an event that helped me fulfill another one of my dreams as soccer player is going be unforgettable. I'm also excited to be working with JP at play-by-play as he has been a part of so many men's and women's World Cups and to be working with Tony, who has won a World Cup as a coach.”

This will be Whitehill’s second World Cup behind the microphone. She served as a color analyst at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

“I'll be learning a lot from them and we will definitely be having a lot of fun,” Whitehill said. “I'm proud to be representing the Breakers at the World Cup even though it's not on the field this time.”

FOX’s coverage begins June 4, and their in-studio analysts include former Breakers Angela Hucles, Leslie Osborne, Heather Mitts, Kelly Smith and Monica Gonzalez. Christine Latham, who played for the Breakers in 2009, is also on one of the five broadcast teams. 

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