Author: 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.

Seeking writers and interns to gain valuable soccer journalism experience

World Soccer Talk has opened up several intern and writing positions to soccer fans who are passionate about the sport and interested in learning valuable skills. All positions are unpaid but will offer valuable experience. Many writers who started at World Soccer Talk have gone on to gain employment at companies such as ESPN, Yahoo, New York City FC, Sirius XM FC, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, SportBusiness, Four Four Two, Howler Magazine and other reputable companies. To apply for a writing position, please complete the writer application form. We also have four internships available — one for a Social Media Specialist, ... Read more

Schedule of soccer friendlies during international break on US TV and streaming

With the top soccer leagues from around the world taking a break until the end of the month, it’s time for the national teams to start preparing for this summer’s World Cup with a string of friendlies that will be played in all corners of the globe. In total, there are over 20 matches will be aired live on US television and/or streaming. On paper, some of the most highly-anticipated games include Russia-Brazil, Italy-Argentina, Germany-Spain, France-Colombia, Germany-Brazil, England-Italy, Spain-Argentina and Mexico-Croatia. Plus the USA will field a very young side against Paraguay in a match that should give several debuts ... Read more

fuboTV adds BBC America and AMC to its portfolio of streaming channels

As well as the recent addition of Showtime channels, the legal streaming provider fuboTV has added more channels to its growing list of offerings, which now includes BBC America, AMC and more. BBC America, AMC, Sundance, IFC and WEtv have all been added to the fuboTV Premier package, which is available to new subscribers for $19.99 for the first month following a free 7-day trial. The offering will bring fuboTV viewers access to some of TV’s most popular and critically-acclaimed shows, including AMC’s The Walking Dead, which remains the biggest show on television in its eighth season, as well as ... Read more

Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling discuss love of Swansea City on UK TV show [VIDEO]

On a daytime talk show in Great Britain this week, American actress Mindy Kaling discussed her role as part-owner of Swansea City Football Club. And none other than Oprah Winfrey chimed in to say that she believes in the club and joked that she ought to invest in the Premier League side too. Kaling, best known for her role in the American version of The Office TV series, bought shares in Swansea City in 2017 when Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien led the 68% controlling stake buy-out of the club. Along with Kaplan and Levien, there were more than 25 ... Read more

Boca Juniors-River Plate Supercopa Argentina game to be streamed in US via Fanatiz

Wednesday’s Supercopa Argentina game between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be streamed live and on-demand in HD to soccer fans in the United States and Canada. River or Boca will create history Wednesday night as neither side has ever won the Supercopa, so it’s a golden opportunity to witness the two biggest teams in Argentina battle it out. Interestingly, it’s only the second time in history that both teams have faced each other in a final. The last time was 1976! The 2018 Supercopa Argentina will kick off on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:10pm ET. Fanatiz, which recently launched ... Read more

World Cup Viewer’s Guide now available for download

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 14. And there are so many options for viewers in the United States to watch the world’s most exciting sports tournament. In our research to uncover all of the details for the guide, we spoke to several executives in the soccer industry over the last few months. We then compiled the information into the World Cup Viewer’s Guide, which is available as a free download to World Soccer Talk readers. The questions we answer include everything from commentators to TV schedules to how many games will be shown on each network ... Read more

LaLiga TV ratings surge as 750,000 watch Barcelona-Atleti game on beIN SPORTS

Sunday’s LaLiga game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid saw a huge surge in viewership on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States as soccer fans tuned in to see who would gain the advantage in Spain’s top flight league. The live broadcast of Barcelona-Atletico Madrid beat all Spanish-language sports games on Sunday with 539,000 viewers tuning in to watch the Spanish-language broadcast of the game. Plus, 185,000 viewers watched the English-language broadcast on beIN SPORTS. The total of 752,000 viewers is far greater than what LaLiga games are accustomed to in the United States especially considering ... Read more

Univision delivers mammoth 2.5 million viewers for Chivas vs. América Superclásico

Univision Deportes delivered a massive viewing number for Saturday night’s Superclásico between Chivas and América on Spanish-language television in the United States. The high-stakes matchup between América and Guadalajara averaged 2.5 million viewers on the Univision Network, with simulcast on Univision Deportes Network, and was the top-rated soccer event on any network year-to-date, regardless of language. The Liga MX Súper Clásico beat ABC’s broadcast of the Boston vs. Houston NBA matchup on Saturday night, attracting +3% Adult 18-49 viewers. Also, the América vs. Guadalajara Súper Clásico generated over 777,000 video views and 13 million total page views via, which ... Read more