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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.

‘Hillsborough’ Documentary, Live On ESPN At 8pm ET Tonight: Open Thread

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TV viewers in the United States will have a rare opportunity tonight to watch a stunning new documentary about the true story of what happened at the Hillsborough Disaster. Be sure to watch what I consider the most important soccer … Continue reading

Arsenal vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 34: Open Thread

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After the 120 minutes of action plus penalties against Wigan Athletic on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal’s footballers may be a little more tired than usual when they come up against a West Ham United side that hasn’t … Continue reading

LISTEN to an Interview With ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary Director Daniel Gordon [AUDIO]

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Listen to our interview with the director of ESPN’s ‘Hillsborough’ documentary, Daniel Gordon. The film will premiere on US television on Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm ET on ESPN. During the interview with Gordon, he discusses why he made the … Continue reading

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WATCH Roberto Martinez’s Emotional Speech at Hillsborough Memorial Service [VIDEO]

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez gave an emotional speech today at the Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield, the home of cross-town rivals Liverpool Football Club. “I know I don’t have to tell you that Everton are with you. You know that,” … Continue reading

ESPN Announce Hosts For Its World Cup 2014 Coverage

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ESPN has announced its hosts for the network’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mike Tirico and Bob Ley return as hosts, and will be joined by newcomer Lynsey Hipgrave of BT Sport. The trio will anchor ESPN studio … Continue reading

Review of ESPN’s Explosive ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary; Will Air On ESPN at 8pm ET Tuesday

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Twenty five years after the Hillsborough Disaster, there are still people who question who was to blame for the tragedy that killed 96 fans. With Tuesday’s premiere of ‘Hillsborough,’ a brand new documentary that will air on ESPN at 8pm … Continue reading

Swansea vs Chelsea & Hull City vs Sheffield United, Premier League Sunday & FA Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

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After an incredibly entertaining day featuring the Liverpool against Manchester City match, there are two more must-see games today in Britain — the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea, and the FA Cup semi-final between Hull City and … Continue reading

Liverpool vs Manchester City, 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster: Open Thread

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It’s going to be an emotional day on Merseyside today and around the world as soccer fans come together to share their respect and remembrance for the 96 innocent soccer fans who died at the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago. … Continue reading

NBCSN Will Air Special Tribute About Hillsborough Disaster Before Liverpool-Man City Game

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The Premier League’s biggest match of the season kicks off on Sunday morning between Liverpool and Manchester City. A win for either club will significantly boost its chances of edging closer to the Premier League title. A loss could rock … Continue reading

Premier League & FA Cup Semi-Final Saturday: Open Thread

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As a mark of respect and remembrance for the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago, all English football matches this weekend will kick off 7 minutes after the hour (the Liverpool-Nottingham … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 34

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, April 12: Fulham vs Norwich, 10:07am, NBCSN; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa, 10:07am, Premier League Extra Time; Joe Speight & Dean … Continue reading

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England Tickets Now On Sale For Miami Friendlies Against Ecuador and Honduras

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It’s been 9 long years since the England national team played a game in the United States, but soccer fans in the States will get a chance to see two England games this summer when the Three Lions play Ecuador … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals Revealed

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The draw for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been made, and we now know who the four teams (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich) will play. REAL MADRID vs BAYERN MUNICH ATLETICO MADRID vs CHELSEA  Before the … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Europa League Semi-Finals Revealed

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The draw for the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League have been made Benfica vs Juventus Sevilla vs Valencia The first leg will be played on April 24, while the second leg will be played on May 1st. The draw … Continue reading

Watch World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer and Morgan Green Discussing Liverpool vs Man City, and More

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World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer and Morgan Green participated in a Google Hangout tonight. Watch a replay of it at: Morgan Green interviewed Kartik Krishnaiyer regarding several pressing topics including: • Sunday’s must-see match between Manchester City and Liverpool, • … Continue reading

Gus Johnson is Just the Start of FOX Sports’ Soccer Issues

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Gus Johnson is the least of FOX Sports’ issues with its soccer coverage. With just over one year to go before the network begins its broadcast of a worldwide soccer event — the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup — FOX … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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After this week’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals concluded, now we have four remaining games in the Europa League to determine who will make it to the semi-finals of the Europa League. Today’s TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States … Continue reading

Sold Out! More Than 100K Tickets for Real Madrid-Manchester United Game In Michigan Sell Out On First Day

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Tickets for the International Champions Cup game between Real Madrid and Manchester United that will be played in Michigan this summer have sold out on the first day of general sale, with more than 100,000 tickets sold. The August 2nd … Continue reading