Former midfielder with Newcastle United and the Minnesota Strikers in the American league who became a popular commentator.
He started his professional soccer career as a midfielder with Newcastle United, before joining Ft. Lauderdale on loan.
He spent two seasons as coach of D.C. United, where he became known for his sometimes abrasive personality.
He grew up in Gateshead, England.
Even before his sportscasting career he was coining popular phrases - like comparing his team's talent to that of Anna Nicole Smith.