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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.

Heading Back Home: Traveling Through Scotland

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The question that’s on everyone’s lips is yes or no. Should Scotland decide to be independent from Great Britain in this week’s referendum? The timing of my trip to Scotland couldn’t have been better. Blessed with a rare indian summer … Continue reading

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Soccer Returns From International Break (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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Hallelujah. The international break is over, which means two things: One, Premier League soccer has returned. And two, so too has the World Soccer Talk Podcast, which means that host Nick Webster is back in the saddle once again. As … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Quitting Role As Lead Commentator Is a Victory For Soccer Fans

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Gus Johnson has decided to step down from his role as the lead soccer commentator for FOX Sports, and will return to announcing college football and college basketball, according to a report by SI.com. The news will come as a victory … Continue reading

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 4

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, September 13: Arsenal vs Manchester City, 7:45am, NBCSN and mun2 and NBC Sports Live … Continue reading

Heading Back Home: Traveling Through Wales

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I was born in Wales in 1969 and lived there until 1984, when I moved with my family to the United States. I’ve returned to Wales several times on vacation, but my journey there during the past few days was … Continue reading

Heading Back Home to the UK: Travels Through England

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Paignton beach in Devon, England

It’s been eight long years since I was last in the United Kingdom. That’s not by choice, but when you’re raising a family, it’s tough to take young children with you, so my wife and I have decided to take … Continue reading

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UEFA Champions League Red Zone Channel Coming to FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports has announced a new feature to its UEFA Champions League coverage named Multimatch 90, which will allow soccer fans the ability to watch a “red zone channel” where the best highlights will be shown live or on quick … Continue reading

Experiencing a Norwegian Soccer Match: Brann vs Molde

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It’d be difficult to find a more picturesque stadium in Europe. At the foothills of Mount Ulrika in the beautiful city of Bergen, nestled on the western coast of Norway, the “Gateway to the Fjords” is the home of Brann, … Continue reading

Interview With Nick Webster, Host of the World Soccer Talk Podcast

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Nick Webster, one of the pioneers at Fox Soccer Channel, recently joined World Soccer Talk as the new host of the weekly podcast (and the longest running soccer podcast on the planet). Here’s our interview with Nick to learn more … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of Soccer Viewing Experience, Aug. 23-25

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Hardcore soccer fans consume a lot of the sport. So much so that many of us can identify an announcer or co-commentator by hearing just a few of his words. It’s almost as if we feel we know the person considering … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Liverpool: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

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Monday Night (Afternoon) Football Manchester City versus Liverpool August 25

After just over one week of the 2014/15 Premier League season, today marks the first biggest match of the season with the Premier League champions against last season’s runner-up. With the excitement of the Mario Balotelli signing sure to be … Continue reading

League Of Beasts (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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In this weekend’s episode, host Nick Webster is joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Nate Abaurrea as they dissect all of the major talking points from a busy weekend of Premier League soccer including the Malky Mackay and Iain Moody controversy, where … Continue reading

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Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 2

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, August 23: Aston Villa vs Newcastle, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim … Continue reading

Tim Howard Announces Hiatus From US Men’s National Team

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USA and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has decided to take a hiatus from playing for the US Men’s National Team, and will not be considered for selection until the fall of 2015. The shock decision by Howard, who was arguably … Continue reading

NBC Sports Live Extra to Launch New Tactical Cam to Enhance Premier League Coverage

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EXCLUSIVE: Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that NBC Sports beta tested a brand-new feature on its app during a Premier League match last weekend that featured a tactical cam (see screenshot above). Officially, NBC Sports Digital will formally debut its … Continue reading

Premier League Coverage On NBC Scores Best Opening Weekend Ever

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NBC Sports reported today that its coverage of the 2014/15 Premier League season scored the best opening weekend ever on US TV for the world’s most popular sports league. More than 3.3 million people tuned in to five telecasts on … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of the Soccer Viewing Experience, August 15-18

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In a new feature on World Soccer Talk, I’ll review the highs and lows of my soccer viewing experience on a weekly basis. The feature will review what’s it like watching the beautiful game online and on TV from the … Continue reading

Malky Mackay to Be Named Crystal Palace Manager to Replace Tony Pulis

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Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is set to be confirmed as the manager of Crystal Palace, to replace Tony Pulis who left the club by mutual consent last week. In December, Mackay was sacked by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan … Continue reading