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ESPN Talent Announced for 2022 Unified Cup Women’s and Men’s Championships

Joe Malfa (left), Devon Kerr (middle) and Jen Lada (right).
Joe Malfa (left), Devon Kerr (middle) and Jen Lada (right) will serve as the announcers for the Unified Cup women’s and men’s championships on ESPN3.

The culmination of the 2022 Unified Cup will be the women’s and men’s championship matches held at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Michigan, on Saturday, August 6th. Viewers from across the United States can tune into ESPN3 (www.espn.com/watch) for a live stream of these matches beginning at 2 PM ET, and the talent calling the championships represents the very best the Worldwide Leader in Sports has to offer.

Joe Malfa will serve as the play-by-play host. He is a 2019 alumnus of the University of Maryland and has already done quite a bit of work in the industry in his brief career. He called a variety of sports, including soccer, for Big Ten Network during his undergraduate days in College Park. Since then, has called MLS, NWSL, USL and CONCACAF matches for a variety of networks.

Color commentator Devon Kerr currently serves as the lead analyst for the USL Championship and NCAA College Cup. Kerr is also the co-host and analyst for all things CONCACAF, including but not limited to: World Cup Qualifying, The SCCL Show, SCCL match broadcasts and more. In 2021, Kerr covered 15 different domestic and international competitions, calling 14 finals in the process including the Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Nations League and Olympic Qualifying.

Kerr played collegiately at Stetson University, followed by trials with numerous MLS clubs and before he settled in the Regionalliga of Germany with Altona 93. In his spare time, he moonlights as co-host of the 3 Honest Lads podcast and trains his newborn son for the U-2 U.S. Men’s National Team.

Finally, Jen Lada will host the Unified Cup trophy presentation immediately following the men’s championship. Jen is an Emmy Award-winning features reporter for ESPN and most notably appears on College GameDay Built by the Home Depot, the most-watched college football pregame show on television. She also appears on College Football Live, SC Featured, Outside the Lines and E:60.

Jen is an active supporter of the Special Olympics movement as she’s covered several Special Olympics events in her career including the 2017 Austria World Winter Games, 2018 USA Games in Seattle, 2019 Abu Dhabi World Games and the 2022 USA Games in Orlando. She will also serve as the co-host of the hourlong Unified Cup special that will air on Saturday, August 13th on ESPN2 at 3 PM ET.

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