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ESPN’s World Cup commercial is funny and historical

- April 1st, 2014

If you’re not already excited for this summer’s FIFA World Cup, allow Ian Darke to rile you up.

The legendary play-by-play guy appears in a new ESPN web commercial that sees him provide commentary for a blind date as only he can.

For context, the last part of that piece references Darke’s performance four years ago when U.S. midfielder Landon Donovan scored a late winner against Algeria that put the Americans into the second round in South Africa.

“Go, go USA! Certainly through (to the next round),” Darke says in the clip below. “Ohhhh, it’s incredible. You couldn’t write a script like this.”

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