Philadelphia Union play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera will be recognized for his contributions to the sport of soccer during the 2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Frisco, Texas next month.
The long-time broadcaster, who has called some of the the biggest moments in U.S. Soccer history over his long career, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Colin Jose Media Award, which was “created to honor the contributions of members of the print and electronic media, including reporters, columnists, authors, broadcasters, editors, public/media relations professionals and others who specialize in communications with respect to soccer in the United States.”
“I am so honored and humbled to receive the Colin Jose Media Award, joining such a distinguished list of past winners,” Dellacamera said in a U.S. Soccer news release. “It is great to see the National Soccer Hall of Fame recognize those outside of the playing and coaching fields, as they pay tribute to others who have made significant contributions to the game.”
The 66-year-old Massachusetts native has called nine consecutive FIFA World Cups on television or radio and five FIFA Women’s World Cups as well as Olympics and and MLS matches as the play-by-play announcer for the Columbus Crew, New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union. He’s also been a television announcer for hockey.
As the 11th recipient of the award, Dellacamera joins Jim Trecker (2017), Paul Kennedy (2016), George Vecsey (2013), Grahame Jones (2012), Paul Gardner (2010), Seamus Malin (2005), and Jerry Trecker (2004) as honorees.