The enthusiastically famous play-by-play announcer will leave his vocal imprint upon the world’s game, there’s no doubt about that.
"This is not something that is temporary," Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said in an interview with Sports Illustrated Tuesday. “This is something we are serious about and something we will continue to work at. Based on the radio games and the practice games Gus has done, I think this is going to work."
Johnson has already begun to prep for the future futbol matches. He has recently called matches for the San Jose Earthquakes and will debut internationally on February 13th when Real Madrid takes on Manchester United in the Champions League Round of 16.
Soccer, a sometimes placid sport, won’t be hard for Johnson to make enthralling. His voice and energy on broadcasts, of any kind (of any kind?), bring to life the game despite what may be occurring. It’s a rare talent and it should be used across a multitude of platforms.