Christopher Harris

Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. 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 was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Arsenal to play 2016 MLS All-Star Game in San Jose
Arsenal to play 2016 MLS All-Star Game in San Jose

Arsenal will be the opponents in this year’s MLS All-Star Game scheduled to be played in San Jose on Thursday, July 28pm at 9pm ET. In addition to the Gunners playing the match at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, the team will play another friendly, this time in Los Angeles […]

Excuses won’t help Bundesliga in TV ratings battle between FOX and NBC
Excuses won’t help Bundesliga in TV ratings battle between FOX and NBC

If ever there was a broadcast to sum up how the Bundesliga TV ratings are doing in the United States, this past Saturday was it. Starting at the same kickoff time of 12:30pm ET, FOX had Bayer Leverkusen (starring Chicharito) against Bayern Munich (Germany’s number one team). On NBC, another terrestrial […]

Bundesliga nets 318,000 viewers on FOX Deportes for Leverkusen-Bayern Munich
Bundesliga nets 318,000 viewers on FOX Deportes for Leverkusen-Bayern Munich

Saturday’s broadcast of Bayer Leverkusen versus Bayern Munich was watched by an average viewing audience of 318,000 people on FOX Deportes, according to data from Sports TV Ratings. FOX Deportes televised the game live on Saturday, February 6th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm ET. The Spanish-language network is in 22 million […]

FOX and Bundesliga dealt blow as Leverkusen-Munich ratings fail to beat EPL on NBC
FOX and Bundesliga dealt blow as Leverkusen-Munich ratings fail to beat EPL on NBC

The overnight TV ratings for Saturday’s dueling broadcasts between Leverkusen-Bayern Munich on FOX and Southampton-West Ham on NBC are in, and the Bundesliga/FOX duo have been dealt a crushing blow as their game failed to beat NBC’s coverage of the Premier League. NBC delivered an overnight rating of 0.56 compared to FOX’s […]

Review of FOX’s Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich TV coverage
Review of FOX’s Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich TV coverage

There’s been no doubt that FOX Sports has done an excellent job with their Bundesliga coverage for the 2015/16 season. With a strong set of studio talent led by Ian Joy, the opinions of Eric Wynalda, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jovan Kirovski seem better suited for the Bundesliga, a league that […]

FOX Sports acquires English-language US TV rights to Mexico games through 2018
FOX Sports acquires English-language US TV rights to Mexico games through 2018

FOX Sports has acquired the English-language TV rights to 25 upcoming Mexico national team ‘home’ games from 2016 through 2018, according to a report in The New York Times. FOX, who replaces previous rights holder ESPN, acquired the rights from Univision Deportes for an undisclosed sum. The matches will include ‘home’ […]

Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX
Premier League and Bundesliga to compete head-to-head Saturday on NBC and FOX

Two of the 5 over-the-air TV networks in the United States will be broadcasting European soccer games at the same time on Saturday when NBC features Southampton versus West Ham United, while FOX shows Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich. Originally, FOX’s high-profile game between Leverkusen and Bayern Munich was scheduled unopposed […]

Matt Miazga joins Chelsea in £3.5 million deal
Matt Miazga joins Chelsea in £3.5 million deal

US Men’s National Team defender Matt Miazga has joined Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The transfer fee is reportedly $5 million (£3.5 million). “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success,” said Miazga. “I am delighted to be in the Premier […]

FOX Soccer 2GO free trial starts today
FOX Soccer 2GO free trial starts today

FOX Soccer 2GO is offering a 7-day free trial to new subscribers of its live and on-demand streaming service. No promo codes are required. Plus, you don’t need a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch the best Champions League, FA Cup, Bundesliga and other tournaments. With FOX Soccer 2GO, […]

USWNT Olympic qualifiers to be shown on NBC Sports
USWNT Olympic qualifiers to be shown on NBC Sports

NBC Sports will be broadcasting all 15 women’s soccer qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics. “We’re pleased to provide coverage of the Olympic qualifying tournament in women’s soccer, featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team,” said a NBC Sports Group spokesperson. NBC Sports will be broadcasting every game live on its streaming […]

Viewing audience for NBC’s Crystal Palace documentary grows by 89%
Viewing audience for NBC’s Crystal Palace documentary grows by 89%

NBCSN’s critically-acclaimed documentary series entitled Premier League Behind The Badge: Crystal Palace has seen an 89% increase in the number of viewers from episode 1 to episode 2. Episode 2, which aired on January 24 and featured footage of Crystal Palace legend Ian Wright, was watched by 195,000 viewers, an […]

Why are Bundesliga US TV ratings so poor?
Why are Bundesliga US TV ratings so poor?

After one month of no Bundesliga soccer due to the annual winter break, German soccer returned to US airwaves last weekend with a match between Bayern Munich and Hamburg. The game was shown live on FOX Sports 1. There was very little competition on other networks. Plus the game had the […]

FOX Sports announces TV coverage plans for Copa America Centenario
FOX Sports announces TV coverage plans for Copa America Centenario

As we reported last night, FOX Sports has acquired the US English-language TV rights to Copa America Centenario, which will be played in stadiums throughout the United States this summer. FOX Sports is planning on televising all 32 matches live across 10 venues nationwide from June 3 to June 26, […]