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Famous Soccer Announcer Luis Omar Tapia Invests in Cape Coral Hurricanes

Photo Courtesy of the Cape Coral Hurricanes

The Cape Coral Hurricanes have had steady and impressive growth over the past couple of years but now they have taken a huge step toward international credibility as they announced today that renowned television analyst Luis Omar Tapia has joined their ownership group.

“It has always been a personal goal of mine to contribute in ownership of a team and promote local, community growth,” stated Mr. Tapia. “I believe in the importance of grassroots initiatives. I support ethical, local businesses and everything they stand for so it only makes sense to me to partner with J.P. and the Cape Coral Hurricanes.”

Hurricanes General Manager J.P. Terrasi is extremely excited about working with such a high profile, television personality.  “I spent quite a bit of time this year talking with potential new partners but when I was introduced to Mr. Tapia, we both seemed to have the same view for growing the game.  I’m extremely honored to have a partner like him to grow our organization.  He is extremely well-respected in the soccer community and is one of the most popular soccer personalities in the Hispanic market worldwide.  I couldn’t be happier and could not have dreamed of having a better partner.”

Luis Omar Tapia is arguably one of the most influential sports television personalities of our time.  In his over two decade career, Mr. Tapia has proven himself to be an asset to the communications, media and sports industries.

With five FIFA World Cups, countless television shows, awards, exclusive interviews with the sport’s biggest names; and several University speeches, Luis Omar Tapia (dubbed “El Patron”) has become synonymous with legendary, fast-paced play-by-play announcing. His quick-witted style and expertise of the game excites and entertains masses of loyal fans. He has many shows under his belt, including Fox’s La Liga and ESPN’s Fuera de Juego and Dream Job.

Before joining ESPN, Mr. Tapia worked as a sports commentator for Telemundo in Hartford, Connecticut. During EURO ’96 he worked as a soccer analyst in the English language and was the narrator of the EURO 2000 in Holland–Belgium.

“I live and breathe soccer, it’s just something that runs in my veins,” exclaims Mr. Tapia. “Soccer has the ability to bring communities and families together, create employment, raise awareness and keep our youth away from drugs and alcohol. The power of the sport of soccer is not yet 100% appreciated in the U.S. but it is growing and it’s growing at a rapid pace.  I think being involved with a team in a developmental league like the NPSL is a great step and I was impressed with what the Hurricanes have done thus far and their vision for the future.”

Category: NPSL