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Magisterial

Every Monday night, Ray Hudson, the most beloved soccer commentator in North America, debates and discusses the hottest soccer topics from the weekend, inviting fans to have their say in a vibrant interactive experience. Former Canadian national team star, Kaylyn Kyle, joins the Magisterial set keeping Ray in check and on track adding to the fun and excitement.

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Sports Journalists

Gabrielle Amado

Gabrielle Amado

Host

After starting as an intern with beIN SPORTS in the Summer of 2015, Amado joined the team full time after graduating in 2016. Today Amado gets to do what she loves, covering fútbol with a bit of flair and is featured on beIN SPORTS’s “Sports Burst,” in addition to being featured on Weekend Winners.

Gary Bailey

Gary Bailey

Analyst, Match Commentator

Born in England before moving to South Africa, Gary Bailey represented England at the highest level of soccer and was part of his country’s World Cup team in 1986. He played goalkeeper for Manchester United for 10 years where he played in over 375 games and took part in 2 FA Cup Finals, winning medals in 1983 and 1985. Today Bailey appears as a host and analyst on beIN SPORTS’s The Soccer XTRA.

Jose Bauz

Jose Bauz

Commentator, Analyst

Born in Cali, Colombia, Jose Bauz never gave up on his childhood dream of announcing the play-by-play for soccer matches. Bauz held several positions in sports journalism, but the turning point in his career came in 2012 when he joined the newly launched beIN SPORTS, fulfilling his dream. Bauz is currently a play-by-play commentator on beIN SPORTS for soccer matches and you can also find him on The Locker Room.

Cármen Boquín

Cármen Boquín

Analyst, Host

Born in Honduras, Cármen Boquín started her career in the entertainment industry at the young age of 14 as the star of a TV commercial. Since then, she has earned a degree in Advertising and Communications and began her career in journalism, working across multiple mediums including radio, TV and even as the author of her own newspaper column. Achieving her dream of being a sports journalist, a field that was once dominated by former athletes, Boquín joined beIN SPORTS in 2012 where she currently hosts The Soccer XTRA.

Fernando Cevallos

Fernando Cevallos

Commentator, Analyst

Prior to pursuing his career in journalism, Cevallos played 2nd division professional soccer for both his university and the Mexican national team. Prior to joining beIN SPORTS in the United States, Cevallos spent three years covering LaLiga, in Spain. Cevallos gets to live out his passion daily and loves what he does, so his job never really feels like work to him. Today you can find him on beIN SPORTS’s The Locker Room.

Ana Cobos

Ana Cobos

Host, Analyst

Ana Cobos hosts The Locker Room on beIN SPORTS en Español. Prior to joining beIN SPORTS, Cobos was a presenter for Castilla La Mancha Television in Spain where she hosted La Cancha, a sports commentary show. Cobos previously served as host of MarcaCenter on the Spanish channel MarcaTV covering top sports events such as the Copa del Rey final, El Clásico matches, and the Mutua Madrid Open, an international tennis tournament.

Andrés Cordero

Andrés Cordero

Host, Analyst, and Match Commentator

Andres Cordero is a broadcast journalist, studio host, play-by-play and co-commentator for beIN SPORTS. Andres joined the network in December 2012, bringing a decade of experience covering international soccer. Andres has been featured as an analyst on The Express and The Soccer XTRA, while also traveling to report on international matches including World Cup Qualifiers and the 2014 World Cup Draw.

Ray Hudson

Ray Hudson

Host, Color Commentator

Fans love him because his expressive commentary brings the action on the field to life, often leading to viral tweets of his best quotes. He is credited with coining the term “magisterial,” most associated with Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.

Jaime Macías

Jaime Macías

Commentator, Analyst

Jaime Macias is a budding sports analyst for beIN SPORTS, where he analyzes and reports on soccer matches from LaLiga Ligue 1 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Jaime is no stranger to soccer, having served as a goalkeeper for Club Sport Emelec and the Ecuador U-20 national team between 2003 and 2008. It is his first-hand experience on the field that gives Jaime his tactical and thoughtful approach as a sports analyst, providing the kind of insight only someone with a deep understanding of the sport can provide.

Kaylyn Kyle

Kaylyn Kyle

Co-Host, Analyst

Kaylyn Kyle is a Canadian soccer player who last played as a midfielder for the Orlando Pride in the NWSL. She is also a member of Canada’s National Women’s Soccer team, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Additionally, Kyle is a Right To Play ambassador, a broadcaster for TSN, and owner of Kaylyn Kyle Soccer Academy. Kyle joined the stellar team of The Soccer XTRA and The Express for the start of the 2019-2020 season. In addition to these shows, every Monday night, Kaylyn joins the set of Magisterial to discuss the hottest topics from the weekend.

Pablo Mariño

Pablo Mariño

Host, Analyst, and Match Commentator

Pablo Mariño worked at various media outlets in various capacities including as an on-air talent, editor, and producer in his native Argentina. In 2000, he decided to move to the United States to fulfill his dream of succeeding abroad in his profession. After working for Univision Deportes for 3 years, Pablo embarked on the adventure of helping to launch a new network, beIN SPORTS. Since the network’s launch, Mariño has been the host of The Locker Room and the co-host of The Soccer XTRA, as well as frequently serving as a soccer match commentator.

George Metellus

George Metellus

Host, Analyst, and Commentator

Metellus attended Connecticut School of Broadcasting, focusing on TV and Radio Broadcasting. He started his career as a freelancer at GOLTV in 2010 before becoming a full-timer in 2011, hosting and calling games and doing voice-overs. In 2014, Metellus moved to beIN SPORTS and today he hosts beIN SPORTS’s Monday Night Soccer and Turkish SüperLig Highlight Show. He also serves as the fill-in host for The Soccer XTRA and The Express.

Juan Fernando Mora

Juan Fernando Mora

Commentator, Analyst

Starting as a radio editor in Colombia, Mora made his way to the United States and worked at major networks before joining beIN SPORTS in 2013 as a sports journalist. He is a regular contributor to The Locker Room and also provides color commentary for soccer matches. During his career, Mora has covered a variety of sporting events, such as Copa America, the Sydney Olympics in 2000, World Heavyweight Championship, Giro d’ Italia and Handball.

Diego Pessolano

Diego Pessolano

Commentator, Analyst

Argentinian sports journalist Diego Pessolano joined beIN SPORTS in 2019 and can be heard giving play-by-play commentary on soccer games and on The Locker Room. Pessolano is a versatile journalist with skills in radio, TV and production. This past season, he was a commentator for the Women’s World Cup France 2019 and U20 Men’s World Cup Poland 2019.

Thomas Rongen

Thomas Rongen

Commentator, Analyst

Rongen was named Coach of the Year in 1996 and won the MLS Cup with DC United in 1999 He was the assistant coach for the US men’s team in the 1998 World Cup in France. Rongen was later appointed head coach of the United States U-20 men’s national soccer team, guiding them to 3 FIFA U-20 World Cups. In 2016 Rongen was named the Chief Scout of the US Men’s National Team. Today you can find him sitting alongside Ray Hudson on beIN SPORTS’s Magisterial discussing all things soccer.

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz

Commentator, Analyst

Born in Guatemala, Carlos Ruiz started his soccer career at the age of 16 as a starter for Municipal of the Guatemalan league. In January 2002 he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy and later went on to play for FC Dallas, Olimpia Puebla, Aris FC, Philadelphia Union, Veracruz, and DC United. Regarded as one of the greatest Guatemalan players of all time, Ruiz played in five World Cup Qualification cycles, and in September 2016, he became the all-time top scorer in World Cup Qualifiers with 39 goals. Ruiz recently retired in December 2016 from FC Dallas and now brings a player’s perspective as a panelist on beIN SPORTS’s The Locker Room.

Phil Schoen

Phil Schoen

Commentator, Analyst

Schoen is regarded as one of the voices of soccer in the United States. He was the play-by-play announcer for the first MLS match in 1996. Today you can find him calling soccer matches from LaLiga and more on beIN SPORTS alongside Ray Hudson, one of his favorite players growing up, and offering his insights on Magisterial and other programs.

Miguel Serrano

Miguel Serrano

Analyst, Host

Miguel Serrano is a co-host of The Soccer XTRA on beIN SPORTS en Español and is also featured in the digital franchise, Juego Abierto. In 2012, Miguel was presented with the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dreams by joining beIN SPORTS for the Network’s launch in the United States. Since his addition to the Network, Miguel has covered various sports such as Cycling, Handball, Soccer, Tennis and the MotoGP World Championship. His favorite accomplishment at beIN is his live reporting directly from El Clásico, FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, in his native country of Spain.

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

Host, Analyst

Regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers in the world, Hope Solo is a Women’s World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. She holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets and was the starting goalkeeper for the majority of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States team, leading them to the semifinals. During the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Solo received the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper as well as the Bronze Ball award for her overall performance at the tournament. beIN SPORTS welcomed Hope Solo as the newest addition to their network’s on-air talent, hosting Weekend Winners on Mondays at 7:30 PM ET/ 4:30 PM PT.


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