What do you think? Do World Cup announcer Tony Meola and Troy Aikman sound alike?
If you caught some of the Japan – Belgium World Cup match on Monday afternoon you might have heard some of the excited commentary by Tony Meola, who is covering the matches for FOX Sports.
Troy Aiken, current NFL on FOX commentator, noticed.
Is it just me or does Tony Meola sound amazing?!
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) July 2, 2018
And fans noticed too — Meola sounds a lot like Aikman.
Meola responded to Aikman.
— Tony Meola (@TMeola1) July 2, 2018
Ha! No apology needed – great call on the game today! https://t.co/svifsDM8L3
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) July 3, 2018
Others noticed that the two sound similar and chimed in on Twitter.
Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer, agreed:
— Don Garber (@thesoccerdon) July 2, 2018
Some other fans also agreed.
Tony is an amazing color commentator and his voice sounds just like Troy’s.
— Alasana Bah (@boraba) July 3, 2018
You don’t know how many times i thought the same things. Troy aikman can do it all. Footbal and futbol.
— Emontero730 (@emontero730) July 2, 2018
Meola, a former United States men’s national team goalkeeper, and J.P. Dellacamera have been doing World Cup matches in Russia.
You can hear Meola on this clip of Japan’s second goal:
Who saw this coming?!Inui hits a rocket from outside the box to put Japan up 2-0 on Belgium! pic.twitter.com/Bw2famzZiR
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2018
And here’s a clip of Aikman talking about Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers going out for the season from last year:
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 16, 2017
Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review assistant multimedia editor. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .