Janusz Michallik is an analyst on the YES Network's New York City Football Club telecasts.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 15 of the last 17 years, is the exclusive regional television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, MLS’ New York City FC and WNBA’s New York Liberty. The network has won 126 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
A native of Poland, Michallik began his professional soccer career in 1983 with Gwardia Warszawa in Poland before he moved to the United States at age 16. Janusz amassed 44 caps with the U.S. Men's National Team from 1991-1994 and won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991 and US Cup in 1992 with the team. The Columbus Crew selected Michallik in the seventh round of the first-ever MLS Draft in 1996. He played with the Crew for two seasons from 1996 to 1997 before playing a season for the New England Revolution in 1998.
Michallik is also an analyst on ESPN's soccer programming, including Serie A in Italy, La Liga in Spain, German Bundesliga, the German Cup, Dutch Eredivisie, UEFA Champions League, World Cup and the European Championships. Michallik has also been seen worldwide on ESPN's Press Pass soccer show and was an analyst on ESPN Radio during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
In addition, Michallik covers the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and MLS as a studio analyst for TSN - The Sports Network, in Canada. He is also an analyst for One World Sports' New York Cosmos and NASL coverage. Additionally, Michallik is a pundit host on SiriusXM FC and a football-soccer analyst with Fox Sports 1.
Michallik covered men's and women's college soccer games for CBS on Sports Network from 2012-2014. He also served on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soccer Foundation from 2003-2009.
In 2002, Michallik was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame and, in 2009, he was inducted to the New England Soccer Hall of Fame.