Comcast Sports Net Biographies
Dave Johnson has been with D.C. United since the very beginning when he emceed the launch of the team in the fall of 1995 and is set to enter his 18th season as the television voice of the Black-and-Red. A member of the Virginia-DC Soccer Hall Of Fame, Johnson is considered one of the premier soccer announcers in the United States and has called games for Fox Soccer and ESPN including U.S. Men's and Women's National Team games. In 2006, Johnson broadcast the World Cup in Germany on XM Radio and was behind the microphone for 26 games including the final in Berlin. In addition, Johnson has a strong presence in the Washington market. On Comcast SportsNet Johnson frequently anchors Geico SportsNet Central, the network's nightly sports show, He is also the Sports Director of WTOP Radio (103.5 FM) where he has been named several times best radio sportscaster in Washington D.C. and earned an Edward R. Murrow award for best writing. When not calling soccer Johnson is busy with basketball and is about to complete his 16th season as the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards. Among Johnson's other career highlights is an Emmy Award for his work as the host of the NHL's Washington Capitals Face Off television show, an anchor on FOX 5, an extensive play-by-play resume of college football, college basketball and lacrosse, and in the summer of 2006, Johnson served as a fill-in on Washington Nationals radio broadcasts.
This season’s broadcasts will be highlighted again by the return of John Harkes to the Comcast SportsNet broadcast booth. An iconic midfielder with United and the U.S. Men’s National Team, Harkes previously called United games in 2012, 2005 and 2006. Harkes later worked with ESPN, calling MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team games from 2006 to 2011, including World Cup matches in 2006 and 2010. Currently, Harkes hosts two shows on Sirius XM FC, The Football Show as well as Counter Attack. As a player for the Black-and-Red, he led United to five major titles in three seasons as team captain from 1996-1998, including back-to-back MLS Cup Championships in 1996 and 1997, the 1996 U.S. Open Cup, the 1998 CONCACAF Champions' Cup, and the 1998 Inter-American Cup. Harkes was named to MLS All-Star teams all three years. Harkes was the first player named to a D.C. United roster on October 17, 1995 and was the first player inducted to the Hall of Tradition on May 14, 2003.