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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.

Xmas Crackers (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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It’s the time of the season where fixtures come thick and fast. Before the Premier League clubs play their Boxing Day fixtures, there was a full slate of Premier Leagues matches played over Gameweek 17 in England with plenty of … Continue reading

adidas Scores With New Cutting-Edge Soccer Ball Technology

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This post brought to you by adidas miCoach. The content and opinions expressed below are that of World Soccer Talk. adidas recently launched a brand-new soccer ball technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way that soccer players train. … Continue reading

Finally! An EPL Draft Fantasy Game is Now Available

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If you’ve been searching for an EPL draft fantasy game similar to ones you’re used to for the NFL or baseball, your wait is over. A company named Togga recently launched a draft commissioner site for soccer fans. Based in … Continue reading

Report Card for FOX Sports’ MultiMatch 90 Soccer Coverage

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Now that the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League is over until the Knockout Round kicks off in February, it’s perfect timing to give a report card for FOX’s new soccer TV experience called MultiMatch 90, which was quietly debuted in … Continue reading

Soccer Analyst Alexi Lalas Joins FOX Sports From ESPN

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Alexi Lalas, the soccer analyst that people either love or hate, will make his FOX Sports debut in January after leaving ESPN at the end of this month. As we reported in October (along with Awful Announcing), Lalas joins host … Continue reading

Which Team Do You Love To Hate The Most? [POLL]

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Everyone has an opinion and we’d like to get yours in order to find out what is the one team you love to hate the most. Any team, any league, any confederation. You must have one. The team you love … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Draw Revealed

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The draw for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League has been announced today in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw is as follows Young Boys vs Everton Torino vs Athletic Bilbao Sevilla vs Monchengladbach Wolfsburg vs Sporting Ajax vs … Continue reading

Pub Teams (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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If Liverpool and Manchester United are pub teams, then let Nick Webster and the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew pour you a pint as they discuss the talking points from all of the Premier League matches from the weekend. Should … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Announced: City to Play Barca the Highlight

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The draw for the Knockout Round of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League has been announced, and two of the English teams have been dealt a cruel blow by being drawn against two of the toughest teams on the continent with … Continue reading

Ronaldo Becomes Part-Owner of Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldo is now part-owner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Ronaldo, who is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, has acquired approximately 25% of the Strikers and becomes part of the new ownership … Continue reading

Twitter Takeover: Pete Quinn Will Answer Your Soccer Questions Today at 6pm ET

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World Soccer Talk writer Pete Quinn will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account on Thursday, December 11 beginning at 6pm ET/3pm PT to answer questions from you, the readers about any soccer topic you’re interested in. Pete has been writing … Continue reading

Why the Promotion/Relegation Debate Should Be Ignored

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One of the topics that generates a lot of clicks on the Internet, but that we’ve purposefully stayed away from, is the debate about promotion/relegation in the US soccer system. There’s a couple of reasons why we’ve avoided it until now. … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Viewing Figures Increase By 91% on ESPN and 31% on UniMas

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The number of people who watched the 2014 MLS Cup on ESPN increased by 91% compared to last year’s MLS Cup. An average viewing audience of 964,000 tuned in to watch LA Galaxy defeat New England Revolution 2-1 in the 120 … Continue reading

Dirty Tackle Blog Returns! An Interview With Brooks Peck

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Last month, it was reported that the popular soccer blog Dirty Tackle was no more. Thankfully, we’re here to report that Dirty Tackle has returned. The popular and irreverent blog is no longer on Yahoo Sports, but Brooks Peck — … Continue reading

NBCSN Scores Best-Ever TV Audience For Saturday Morning Premier League Match

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NBCSN scored its best-ever TV audience for an early Saturday morning broadcast of a Premier League match last weekend when an average viewing audience of 535,000 tuned in to watch Newcastle United against Chelsea. The number is even more impressive … Continue reading

‘Manchester United-Liverpool Rivalry’ to Air on NBCSN at 11:30pm ET Monday

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I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched a TV program where the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck, but it happened this weekend. The sensation happened while I was watching a screener copy of Manchester … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Sees Increase In Viewership On ESPN

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The 2014 MLS Cup delivered a 0.6 overnight HH US rating on ESPN, which is an increase compared to the overnight numbers for the 2013 MLS Cup. It’s important to note that the 2013 MLS Cup was the least-watched MLS Cup ever with a … Continue reading

Shock Results! (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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After a weekend of shock results in the Premier League, the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew dissect all of the matches including Newcastle’s shock win against Chelsea, Arsenal’s 3-2 loss against Stoke and West Ham United moving into third place. … Continue reading

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