Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera and Jose Luis Sanchez Sola “El Chelis” Join ESPN Deportes as Analysts of Fútbol Picante

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Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera and Jose Luis Sanchez Sola “El Chelis” Join ESPN Deportes as Analysts of Fútbol Picante

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October 8, 2010

Former soccer super stars Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera and José Luis Sánchez Solá “El Chelis” join the ESPN Deportes team as analysts of Fútbol Picante, the network’s Mexican soccer news program, which airs daily.

Rodolfo Martinez, Vice President of Production of ESPN International and ESPN Deportes, announced their addition to the program saying, “’El Piojo’ and ‘Chelis’ will provide an insider’s perspective of Mexican soccer. Futbol Picante has been at the forefront offering unique programming to soccer fans. ‘El Piojo’ and ‘Chelis’ bring a new perspective to the show, they’re fresh and their analysis will be unparallel.”

Miguel Herrera and José Luis Sánchez are two well-known figures in the world of Mexican soccer. “El Piojo” is a former Mexican-First-Division-player-turned-coach whose teams have included Atlante, CF Monterrey, Pumas UNAM, CD Veracruz and TECOS UAG.

“El Chelis” has had a successful career as a coach with the professional Mexican soccer club Puebla FC, including a trip to the league’s semifinals after an 8-year drought.

With the latest hirings, ESPN Deportes demonstrates its continuing commitment to provide viewers unique top-quality news and information programming.


ESPN DEPORTES is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in 10 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic radio markets and also distributed on SIRIUS Satellite Radio; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.; ESPNdeportes.com, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.


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