Sebastian Salazar and Jen Cooper were one of the best broadcast teams of the NWSL this season. We're biased we know, but there always seemed to be a noticeable drop off when the Dash played away and Houston fans had to watch others call the game. Broadcasting is not an easy job and putting together two people who have chemistry is an even tougher task. However, Houston nailed it. In their yearly exit interview look at the NWSL ProSoccer Talk brought up the duo.
Houston did a great job this season. Between Sebastian Salazar and Jen Cooper, the Dash had a perfect combination of polish, knowledge, and ambition with its broadcast talent. You could tell Salazar, not necessarily known as a women’s soccer guy, treated the games as an opportunity. And Cooper rivaled Seattle’s Lesle Gallimore as the league’s most knowledgable color commentator. One year in, Houston’s broadcasts are the standard.
Cooper and Salazar even received compliments from Merritt Paulson, owner of the Portland Thorns and Timbers, on Twitter after his team came to Houston early in the season. It's hard not to notice the level of skill and professionalism they bring to the booth. The Dash were lucky to have them this season and fans will spend the offseason with their fingers crossed in hopes of having them back in the booth next season.