SI.com reported Sunday that Gus Johnson is stepping down at FOX’s lead soccer broadcaster due to his full slate of college football and basketball games.
Johnson got his soccer start with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2012, calling a handful of games on the radio for 1590 KLIV.
Among his more memorable moments on air for the Quakes was a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Union on April 28 at PPL Park. Calling the game alongside Earthquakes Hall of Fame defender Troy Dayak, Johnson brought the energy and passion he’s known for when Steven Lenhart headed home the game-winner in second-half stoppage time.
"To be quite frank with you, I was scared to death to do the Women’s World Cup," Johnson told SI.com. "Because I don’t know it. I don’t want to do my company a disservice, and more importantly, I don’t want to do the sport a disservice. I feel more comfortable with the men and learning the women felt like a new language. Down the road if I can get some rest and healing, I am not opposed to going back to do some soccer. Maybe not at the same pace as the No. 1 guy, but I’d love to be on the team."