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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.

New York City FC Signs England Veteran Midfielder Frank Lampard

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MLS team New York City FC today announced the signing of England veteran midfielder Frank Lampard on a two-year contract. Lampard, who holds the record as Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, was unveiled as New York City FC’s newest signing, where … Continue reading

Winners and Losers Of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Gylfi Sigurdsson Transfer Deals

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Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City have finalized the transfer deals between each club with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm heading to Spurs, while Gylfi Sigurdsson heads to Swansea. But in this convenient series of transfer deals, who are the winners … Continue reading

NBC Sports Bringing Premier League Games Into Movie Theaters Nationwide

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For soccer fans in the United States, the Premier League has already rekindled many memories of getting up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. The ritual among many adult soccer fans is now to watch Premier League games on NBCSN … Continue reading

Ben Davies Spotted Training With Tottenham Hotspur [PHOTOS]

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Tottenham Hotspur has yet to officially announce the signing of Swansea City left back Ben Davies. However, the Welsh defender has been spotted training with Tottenham Hotspur in Toronto today, ahead of the club’s friendly against Toronto FC on Wednesday … Continue reading

Manchester United Announces 25-Man Squad For US Summer Tour

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Manchester United has announced its 25-man squad for the 2014 US summer tour. The squad will feature stars such as Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Danny Welbeck, David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and new signings Luke Shaw and Ander … Continue reading

Which League Stands to Benefit the Most From the World Cup Bounce?

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Every four years, soccer in the United States experiences a World Cup bounce where the popularity of the sport spikes, and interest continues to rise. During every single World Cup in the United States, new soccer fans are born. But … Continue reading

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USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors. Germany climbs into first place … Continue reading

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

NBC Sports Announces Premier League Schedule For First 3 Months of Season

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NBC Sports has announced its Premier League schedule for the first 3 months of the 2014/15 season. Premier League action returns one month from today when the first match of the 2014/15 season kicks off featuring Manchester United against Swansea … Continue reading

US TV Schedule for Preseason Friendlies Featuring Premier League Teams

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The start of the 2014/15 Premier League season is just weeks away (see TV schedule here). But between now and the beginning of August, there are plenty of preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams to help give you a fix … Continue reading

Join 2014-15 Fantasy Premier League, World Soccer Talk Private League

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Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league. Last season, especially earlier in the season, we were ranked in … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Hits 6 Million Monthly Pageviews

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For the month of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, World Soccer Talk had 2.5 million unique visitors, and generated 6.1 million pageviews for its best month ever. Compared to World Soccer Talk’s metrics for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, pageviews … Continue reading

Schedule of Premier League Games On US TV Revealed For August Through September

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The return of the soccer season is just weeks away with the Premier League scheduled to return to action on Saturday, August 10. Now that Sky Sports and BT Sport have carved out which games the UK broadcasters will show … Continue reading

Manchester United Secure $1.2 Billion Shirt Deal With Adidas

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Manchester United have secured a new shirt deal with adidas, where the Old Trafford club will net $1.2 billion over the next 10 years. The £75million-a-year deal begins with the 2015/16 season when Manchester United will wear adidas shirts instead … Continue reading

Dave O’Brien Says He’s Envious Of What FOX is Doing For Gus Johnson

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Dave O’Brien, ESPN’s lead soccer commentator for World Cup 2006, says that the USA games in the 2014 World Cup should have been announced by an American voice, and that he’s envious of what FOX Sports is doing with Gus … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 Coverage

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In 2005, ABC/ESPN paid just $100 million for the English-language rights to the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups (as well as 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups). That fee was dwarfed in 2011 when FOX paid $425 million to win … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Germany World Cup Final: 1st Half Highlights [VIDEO]

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World Cup finals are often cagey events, with teams too nervous to make mistakes in case it costs them the game. But in the first half between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana, this was a joy to watch with … Continue reading

WATCH ‘We Are The Germans’ Music Video; Fantastiche Unofficial World Cup Song [VIDEO]

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“We Are The Germans” has been my guilty pleasure this weekend. The hilarious music video features the unofficial World Cup song “We Are The Germans,” which is the perfect rallying cry ahead of Germany’s World Cup Final match against Argentina. … Continue reading