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Announcer Bios

English Announcers

Glenn Crooks - @GlennCrooks

Glenn Crooks is beginning his sixth season as a radio commentator with New York City FC and is the host of the On Frame podcast and the On Frame videocast on his YouTube channel, Glenn Crooks Soccer. He is also the co-host of the weekly Soccer in the City podcast.

Crooks hosts The Coaching Academy on SiriusXM FC where he was the sideline reporter for MLS Cup in 2015. He is a commentator for men’s and women’s soccer on the Big Ten Network and is also a contributing writer for Pro Soccer USA covering NYCFC, MLS and domestic soccer.

He coached in Division I for 23 years spending the final 14 years as the head women’s soccer coach at Rutgers University where he coached two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd. Crooks currently coaches club soccer at the Players Development Academy and is a member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Hall of Fame after winning three ODP National Championships.

Tom Kolker -  @tkolker

Tom Kolker returns for his fourth season as a play-by-play voice of New York City FC. Kolker is also a play-by-play voice for the University of Portland basketball and baseball, and serves as a radio host and news anchor for Alpha Media and Bonneville International. Prior to joining NYCFC, Kolker spent three years as a play-by-play voice for Georgetown University and two years as the producer for the Brooklyn Nets radio broadcast.

Matt Lawrence -  @mattyjlawrence

Matt Lawrence starts his second season with NYCFC having moved to Manhattan from England in December 2016. Matt worked in the U.K. as a color commentator for Sky Sports on the 2016 MLS season. He also worked for BT, BBC and Talksport as an analyst and color commentator on all English soccer leagues, as well as La Liga, Bundesliga and Champions League and Europa League games. Matt went to Hartwick College in upstate NY on a soccer scholarship and studied American literature before returning to England to pursue an 18-year professional soccer career. He played over 650 games for Millwall, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Gillingham and Wycombe Wanderers.


Spanish Announcers

Roberto Abramowitz - @RobAbramowitz

Roberto continues his role as NYCFC’s Spanish language play-by-play broadcaster since the inaugural season of the franchise in 2015. He’s been covering sports, especially soccer, for almost 40 years in New York City and abroad, either on TV, radio, the web or print. He started his love affair with the “beautiful sport” while growing up in Mexico City in the mid sixties.

Ariel Judas - @ArielJudas

This is Ariel’s fourth season with NYCFC’s Radio in Spanish. He is an editor and reporter for FutbolMLS.com and MLS Español, Major League Soccer's Spanish content website. Judas has been covering soccer for almost 15 years in Argentina, Spain and the United States. He spent six years in Barcelona -where he worked for Radio Marca- and E:60 Deportes investigative team at ESPN Deportes.