John Strong (sportscaster) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, FOX Sports, Wife, Family, Salary, Net Worth, and Twitter

John Strong is an American television play-by-play broadcaster who is best known for being the lead Major League Soccer voice for Fox Sports.

John Strong Biography

John Strong is an American television play-by-play broadcaster who is best known for being the lead Major League Soccer voice for Fox Sports. Strong’s work has appeared on FOX, ESPN, NBC among other networks.

He is a former radio host on 750-AM “The Game” in Portland, Oregon, and was the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team. He is the voice of US Soccer for FOX.

John Strong Broadcasting Career

John started his broadcasting career while in high school at Lake Oswego High School, where he founded Laker Broadcasting. He created audio broadcasts of LOHS football and basketball games beginning in 2002.

While attending the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, he worked at 750 KXL in Portland and was active at Oregon’s campus station, KWVA. He continued his play-by-play work by broadcasting University of Oregon women’s soccer, softball, and women’s lacrosse. Strong also served as the play-by-play voice for the Eugene Generals Junior Hockey team in 2005-06.

His first full-time broadcast job came at Portland’s KXL radio and, later, 750 AM “The Game” in 2008. He produced “The Bald Faced Truth” radio show and also hosted a daily evening radio show called “Strong at Night” for the station.

In 2010, John appeared on FSN Northwest as a play-by-play announcer for the Portland Timbers and in 2011 became the regular play-by-play announcer for Timbers broadcasts. He was a regular commentator on Europa League games for Fox Soccer, notably calling the 2013 Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica. After the 2012-2013 season, Strong moved to NBC Sports to cover Major League Soccer and English Premier League football. Following NBC’s loss of Major League Soccer coverage to Fox Sports in 2014, it was announced that John was moving full-time to Fox Sports to head the Major League Soccer and Women’s World Cup coverage.

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He was previously working part-time for Fox when he was not obligated to his NBC duties. In 2015, he also began to serve as the lead play-by-play voice for most United States men’s national soccer team matches broadcast on FOX or Fox Sports 1, because of a new television contract between Fox Sports, U.S. Soccer, and ESPN. Brad Friedel joined him as the lead color commentator for these matches. John and lead color commentator Stuart Holden called the Fox broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including the final.

His signature calls are “This one finishes (final scoreline)” at the completion of every match and, at the end of every half, “45 minutes down, 45 to go” with the first part of the catchphrase building up to the outburst of the second.

John Strong ESPN

Strong works at ESPN where he works alongside other famous ESPN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Mike Missanelli
  2. Debbie Antonelli
  3. Bill Rasmussen
  4. Ryen Russillo
  5. Dave Flemming
  6. Howard Bryant
  7. Rowdy Gaines
  8. Justin Kutcher
  9. Louis Riddick
  10. Steve Levy
  11. Justin Kutcher

John Strong Honors

In 2013, John was named Oregon Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. In 2011, Strong was awarded Major League Soccer’s Broadcast Call of the Year for his play-by-play call of midfielder Darlington Nagbe’s goal against Sporting Kansas City on July 2, 2011, at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland. His call has been viewed nearly two million times on and following the season was named the Timbers’ 2011 Play of the Year.

John Strong Age

Strong is 36 years old as of 2021. He was born on June 21, 1985, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 21st of June every year.

John Strong Height

Strong stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

John Strong  Family

Strong has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Strong has any siblings.

John Strong Wife

Strong is married to Nicole Wilcox since 2012. His wife is a former Washington State University soccer player who led the Women’s Premier Soccer League in goals scored in 2011. Previously, his wife Wilcox coached the Central Catholic High School girls’ soccer team and was named the Mt. Hood Conference Coach of the Year after winning a league title in 2012.

John Strong Salary

Strong earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

John Strong Net Worth

Strong has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a sportscaster.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Strong.

Who is John Strong?

 He is an American television play-by-play broadcaster

How old is John Strong?

36 years old as of 2021

How tall is John Strong?

5 feet 8 inches

Who is John Strong married to?

Nicole Wilcox

How much money does John Strong earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is John Strong worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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