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Author Archives: Christopher Harris

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.

fuboTV has ambitious plans to corner the market for online soccer streaming

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In the United States, fuboTV has seemingly come out of nowhere to offer a solid platform of online soccer streaming services that rivals or exceeds those offered by competing companies. But where did fuboTV come from? What are their future plans, … Continue reading

Klinsmann may not be the right person for USMNT job, says Thomas Rongen

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Tampa Bay Rowdies Head Coach Thomas Rongen says that Jurgen Klinsmann may not be the right person for the US Men’s National Team Head Coach position. In an exclusive interview with Soccer Morning, Rongen said “On the highest level, I’m … Continue reading

ESPN Deportes continues focus on covering variety of soccer leagues

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During the busy Sportel America industry conference last week in Miami, ESPN Deportes General Manager Lino Garcia took time out of his busy day to update the readers of World Soccer Talk regarding the most recent developments at ESPN Deportes. Asked … Continue reading

Arsenal home and third shirts for 2015-16 season: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of Arsenal’s home and third jerseys for the 2015-16 season have been leaked on the Internet. While the home shirt for Arsenal (see below) is a traditional shirt design with a classy collar, the third shirt is dramatically different … Continue reading

Bundesliga excited and ready to help FOX Sports’ TV coverage beginning next season

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The 2015-16 Bundesliga season will be the first of a five-year deal to show the top flight German league on US television. The new rights holder, FOX Sports, hasn’t released any details yet regarding its coverage plans, but World Soccer … Continue reading

Bidding on US TV rights to Premier League expected to begin later this Spring

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Although a date hasn’t been completely finalized, the bidding for the US TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016-2019 is expected to take place this May or June. TV and Internet rights for the Premier League are currently owned … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

More than 2 million soccer fans watched el Clasico on beIN SPORTS in US

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More than 2 million soccer fans watched the first 2015 edition of el Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Sunday across beIN SPORTS. The impressive number combines the 1.353 million who watched the game live on beIN SPORTS en … Continue reading

Bidding for La Liga US TV rights to begin shortly for 2015-18 deal

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Discussions will begin to take place this week to determine who will be the next rights holder in the United States for La Liga, Spain’s top flight soccer league. The current US TV rights deal for La Liga expires at the end … Continue reading

NBC Sports raises the bar by sending broadcast team to England for Premier League TV coverage

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The best just got better. NBC Sports will be sending its entire US-based crew to the UK for three Premier League matches, so the likes of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Kyle Martino and Robbie Earle will broadcast from stadiums in … Continue reading

Watch Ray Hudson visiting Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the first time [VIDEO]

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Love him or hate him, there are few soccer announcers in the United States who care as much about his art than Ray Hudson. That is, the art of soccer commentary. There’s no doubt that Hudson loves the game of … Continue reading

The dangers of FOX Sports putting too much emphasis on Premier League teams

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Although they may not admit it publicly, FOX Sports will be most disappointed that the English Premier League teams have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stages. After all, for years, European … Continue reading

fuboTV adds Chromecast support to soccer streaming service

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fuboTV, the leading dedicated soccer streaming service in the US, is now integrated with Chromecast. Using a Google Chromecast stick (less than $35) and a subscription to fuboTV (which costs $6.99 per month), fuboTV subscribers can stream live matches on to their … Continue reading

Sling Demo: Watch live TV, ESPN, soccer, AMC and more online [VIDEO]

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Cord cutters and sports fans can now finally get ESPN without needing a cable or satellite TV subscription. With the launch of Sling TV, residents in the US can sign up for a package at $20/month, which delivers ESPN, ESPN2, … Continue reading

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How do you watch Champions League matches at work?

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Soccer fans in Europe have it easy. Midweek games are shown during primetime on television, while those same fans can get a full night’s sleep on the weekend knowing that the earliest kickoff isn’t going to happen until 12:30pm in … Continue reading

fuboTV Demo: Soccer streaming service delivers beIN SPORTS, GolTV, Bundesliga and more

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Never before have soccer fans in America had so many choices when it comes to watching quality soccer streamed live to their TV sets, mobile devices, computers, tablets or set top boxes. One of the new entrants in the space … Continue reading

Watch the KlowdTV Demo: How soccer fans can watch beIN SPORTS, GolTV & more [VIDEO]

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KlowdTV is a new entry in the arena of online streaming services that give soccer fans in the United States more freedoms and ways to watch the Beautiful Game. In a nutshell, KlowdTV offers beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espańol, … Continue reading

Official: Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet

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Sunderland has sacked manager Gus Poyet. Poyet took training on Monday morning with the Sunderland team, but he was sacked afterwards in a pre-arranged meeting with club executives. Sunderland recently the following statement to confirm the news: “Sunderland AFC have … Continue reading