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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.

Happy Thanksgiving From World Soccer Talk

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On behalf of everyone at World Soccer Talk, we’d like to wish you a warm and sincere Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for so many things. First of all, you! For being a loyal reader, listener and follower. Without you, World … Continue reading

Fallen Hero (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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brendan-rodgers

Arsene Wenger will be breathing a sigh of relief this weekend after Liverpool got demolished 3-1 against Crystal Palace, thus taking away a lot of the discussion about how both Arsenal and Liverpool — two mighty teams in England — are suffering … Continue reading

Cameron Joins NBCSN, McBride Leaving FOX, ESPN Renews Twellman Contract & FOX Announces WWC Draw Details

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usa-soccer-ball

It’s been a busy week in the world of soccer broadcasting in the United States with several important announcements that will impact the viewing experience Stateside. Geoff Cameron Joins NBCSN U.S. Men’s National Team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron … Continue reading

USA-All Blacks Rugby Match Gets More TV Viewers Than Any MLS Game On NBC

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NBC’s live broadcast of the USA vs New Zealand rugby game on Saturday, November 1 had a larger viewing audience than any MLS game on NBC. An average viewing audience of 927,000 people tuned in to watch the New Zealand All … Continue reading

NBC Sports Has Televised 100% Of Liverpool Games; See How Your Team Compares

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Out of the entire Premier League season thus far, Liverpool FC is the only club who has been televised 100% of the time on NBC Sports (NBCSN, NBC or CNBC). Even other clubs in the Premier League haven’t been televised … Continue reading

It’s Back (EPL Weekend Preview Podcast)

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By the time the Premier League matches kick off this Saturday, it will be 12 days in the wilderness of international matches. Twelve long, arduous days. But it’s back — as well as our preview of this weekend’s 10 Premier League … Continue reading

Vote for the Best of the 2014 MLS Season in Readers’ Choice Awards

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The 2014 MLS season is coming to a close, but you have an opportunity to cast your vote to determine which blogs, podcasts, players, books and more will receive the inaugural MLS Talk Awards to recognize the best of season. … Continue reading

NBC Sees Net Gains in QPR-Man City and DC United-RBNY TV Viewing Audience Numbers

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The TV viewing figures are in for last Saturday’s double-header of soccer that was televised on the free-to-air NBC network. The 12:30-2:30pm ET game between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City was watched by an average of 908,000 people. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Interview With Bruce McGuire, the Man Behind DuNord Futbol

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bruce-mcguire-dunord-futbol

The year 2010 was the last time we interviewed Bruce McGuire, the US soccer blogger and podcast expert who has been running DuNord Futbol since 2005. While his blog is now a podcast, we thought it’d be a good time … Continue reading

New York City FC Unveils Debut Home Shirt: It’s Manchester City In Disguise [PHOTOS]

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New York City FC has unveiled its home shirt for its debut MLS season. And other than having a NYCFC crest and a design by adidas instead of Nike, it makes the team look like Manchester City in disguise. The shirt … Continue reading

Preliminary US TV Schedule For Premier League Games From January 1-February 1, 2015

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We can now reveal the preliminary TV schedule of Premier League matches that will be played from January 1 to February 1, 2015. Not all of the matches have been determined yet (NBC Sports typically doesn’t decide until the Tuesday … Continue reading

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Schedule of Euro 2016 Qualifiers and International Friendlies on US TV and Internet

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We have the US TV and Internet schedule for all of the international matches being played during the next week — including Euro 2016 qualifiers, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches and friendlies. The international break is a time when England … Continue reading

Assuming Chelsea Are Champions, It’s a Riveting Race for Positions 2-20 in the Premier League

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It’s a foregone conclusion that Chelsea will win the 2014/15 Premier League title. If you’re a Chelsea supporter, you may disagree partly because you don’t want the team to be jinxed or you don’t want complacency to settle in. However, in … Continue reading

Crisis In Motion (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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What a weekend of shock results in the Premier League as Arsenal lose to Swansea City, Tottenham lose to Stoke City, Manchester City scrape a draw against QPR and Burnley finally won a game in the Premier League after beating … Continue reading

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Where to Watch Manchester United vs Crystal Palace on US TV and Online

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Manchester United’s game against Crystal Palace at 10am ET Saturday will be shown on Premier League Extra Time (NBC Sports’ overflow channels) and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra today. The game will not be shown live on NBCSN. … Continue reading

Ever Wanted Your Team to Lose So Your Manager Gets Sacked? If So, When?

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For seasoned soccer fans, most of us have been in a situation — some more than others — where we’ve wanted our team to lose just so that the pressure can pile on the manager, leading to his eventual sacking. We never … Continue reading

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NBC Unveils Liverpool-Chelsea Promo Spot; You’ll Never Walk Alone [VIDEO]

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“In the Premier League, singing is believing,” says the brand-new promo spot from NBC Sports to promote this Saturday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea (7:45am ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra). NBC’s TV cameras walked through … Continue reading

NBC Sports Updates NBC Sports Live Extra With New Enhancements

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Regular users of the NBC Sports Live Extra app will have noticed several new enhancements added in the last few weeks as NBC Sports aims to make the content and stats to accompany each game even more useful. The new … Continue reading