THE X-MAN

Versatile sports broadcaster is voice of Los Angeles Kings, soccer’s LAFC



SAY IT LOUD—Francisco X. Rivera, 39, of Calabasas is a broadcaster who calls games for the Los Angeles Kings and the LAFC of Major League Soccer. The Mexico City native has been on the mic for the NBA Finals and World Series, and he’s called Dodgers, Lakers and Clippers games. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Mike Rivera owns a security company.

Around 1 a.m. at the DoubleTree hotel in Pomona a few years ago, Rivera checked in on a guard. He caught a glimpse of a beach volleyball match hummi...

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