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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.

Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion, Premier League Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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Time is running out for both Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion to finish their seasons in the best possible manner — with City needing a victory to keep themselves in the title race, while West Brom need a win … Continue reading

David Moyes Could Be Sacked Soon While Ryan Giggs Would Take Temporary Charge

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David Moyes will be sacked soon after losing the support of the Glazer family, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph newspaper today. Reporter Mark Ogden, who typically has good sources at Old Traffod, says that senior executives and … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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Happy Easter to all of the readers of World Soccer Talk. We’ve got a schedule of three promising Premier League matches coming to you today, kicking off with the battle at Carrow Road between relegation-threatened Norwich and title-contenders Liverpool. Here … Continue reading

Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS]

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To mark Record Store Day, here are 22 iconic photographs of world soccer stars re-imagined as covers of vinyl albums. The beautiful designs are created by James Campbell Taylor. Voila!   H/T Diario do Centro do Mundo.

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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With most teams only having four games left in the Premier League season, the fight to avoid relegation continues today with all six games featuring one team trying to stay up this season. Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown … Continue reading

Nominees Announced For 2014 PFA Player of the Year Award

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The nominees have been announced for the PFA Player of the Year award. Out of the six nominees for PFA Player of the Year, three of them are Liverpool footballers (Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez). The Anfield club … Continue reading

Aston Villa Ownership Will Change Hands If Club Stays Up, Says Report: Daily Soccer Report

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Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover by two American billionaires if the club stays up this season. Villa are currently two wins away from reaching the safety mark of 40 points in this Premier League season. The Daily … Continue reading

Tottenham to Appoint Massimiliano Allegri As Manager In July, Says Report

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Tottenham Hotspur will appoint former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri as head coach in July, according to a front cover story in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport today. According to the newspaper, Allegri has agreed financial terms with Tottenham. The Italian has … Continue reading

Cardiff Say Defeat Against Crystal Palace Should Not Stand; Send Formal Complaint to Premier League

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Cardiff City have sent a 5-page formal complaint to the Premier League to argue that the club’s 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace should not stand because the Cardiff team line-up was leaked to Palace manager Tony Pulis before kick-off, according … Continue reading

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Man City vs Sunderland & Everton vs Crystal Palace: Open Thread

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It’s another chock-a-block day of world soccer today with three big games in Europe featuring el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona to decide who will win the 2014 Copa del Rey trophy. Plus there are two matches in the … Continue reading

NBC Sports Announces TV Coverage Plans for Premier League Season Finale

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NBC Sports has announced its TV coverage plans for the final day of the 2013/14 Premier League season, which will occur on Sunday, May 11 when all twenty teams play in the same time window — 10am-Noon ET. The 10 … Continue reading

Manchester United Confident of Securing Southampton Left-Back Luke Shaw for £30m: Daily Soccer Report

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on July 17, 2013 in Girona, Spain.

Manchester United are confident of signing Southampton left back Luke Shaw, according to press reports in the UK. United are understood to be ready to secure a £30million deal for the highly-rated defender, but Chelsea are also chasing the player. … Continue reading

‘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

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