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 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.
2015-16 Premier League table predictions
2015-16 Premier League table predictions

For the past 8 years, we’ve asked you — the reader — to predict how you think the Premier League table will finish up at the end of the season. The challenge is that we ask you this before the season kicks off, and before the summer transfer window ends. It’s an opportunity […]

fuboTV acquires Bundesliga Spanish-language online rights in US
fuboTV acquires Bundesliga Spanish-language online rights in US

In an interesting development for cord cutters during the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, select Bundesliga games each week will be shown live on GolTV en Español. That means that fuboTV subscribers, an online streaming service that doesn’t require a TV subscription, can subscribe to the service and watch Bundesliga matches in Spanish-language without […]

fuboTV announces new round of investment to expand future soccer offerings
fuboTV announces new round of investment to expand future soccer offerings

fuboTV, the online streaming network, today announced a substantial round of new investment that will help grow its premium soccer content through partnerships with other networks and leagues. The online streaming network, that features coverage of beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, GolTV and many more, raised $4 million in Series […]

FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans
FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans

The wait is finally over. FOX Sports has announced its coverage plans for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, its first of a 5-year deal that FOX has signed with the top flight German league. After many fans of German soccer expressed their outrage across the web and social media about, first, […]

FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule
FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule

Bundesliga fans, your voices have been heard. After German soccer fans expressed their disappointment on social media and this website regarding the original plans that FOX Sports had for its Bundesliga TV coverage, FOX Sports has made some changes. FOX is expected to officially announce its coverage plans for the Bundesliga […]

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage
FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk. A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that “beIN SPORTS has been fantastic” to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew […]

Sportsnet acquires Bundesliga TV rights in Canada
Sportsnet acquires Bundesliga TV rights in Canada

Canadian media company Sportsnet has acquired the rights to broadcast the Bundesliga in Canada for the next 5 years. In 2013, FOX Sports acquired the 2015-2020 Bundesliga TV rights for the USA and Canada. Since FOX doesn’t have a presence in Canada, FOX Sports decided to sub-license the Canadian rights to Sportsnet, who […]

Andrew Jennings calls for revolution to oust Sunil Gulati from US Soccer
Andrew Jennings calls for revolution to oust Sunil Gulati from US Soccer

Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has called for a revolution within American soccer to oust US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati and USSF CEO Dan Flynn from office. Jennings, who spoke in front of the US Senate panel hearing last Wednesday on the issue of corruption in international soccer, was interviewed on […]

MLS unable to generate TV ratings boost from Women’s World Cup
MLS unable to generate TV ratings boost from Women’s World Cup

On a rare day last month when there were no Women’s World Cup or Copa America games played due to rest days in the tournaments, MLS had the perfect opportunity to ride the wave from the record Women’s World Cup and Copa America TV ratings and see a boost in its own […]

Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun
Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun

The battle for Premier League TV rights in the United States for seasons 2016-2019 has begun. According to a World Soccer Talk source, the Premier League sent out invitation to tender letters during the first week of July. The interested bidders — such as FOX Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports and […]

The reaction from US soccer media to US Senate hearing on corruption in soccer
The reaction from US soccer media to US Senate hearing on corruption in soccer

The timing of yesterday’s announcement that Giovani Dos Santos had officially signed for LA Galaxy was impeccable. Less than five minutes after the US Senate panel hearing on corruption in international soccer had ended, MLS’ LA Galaxy changed the conversation on social media as fans and soccer media marveled at […]

beIN SPORTS close to agreeing landmark La Liga TV rights deal in US
beIN SPORTS close to agreeing landmark La Liga TV rights deal in US

beIN SPORTS is close to agreeing a landmark TV rights deal to continue its coverage of La Liga to viewers in the United States, a source has revealed to World Soccer Talk. The current TV rights deal with La Liga expired at the end of the 2014/15 La Liga season, a […]

Review of beIN SPORTS’ Copa America coverage
Review of beIN SPORTS’ Copa America coverage

With so much attention focused on FOX’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup this summer, it’s important that we not neglect the hard work and great expense beIN SPORTS embarked on in its coverage of the 2015 Copa America, which resulted in 1.5 million tuning in for the final as well as millions […]

NBC reveals Premier League TV schedule for August-September
NBC reveals Premier League TV schedule for August-September

NBC has officially revealed the TV schedule for the opening two months of the 2015/16 Premier League season. During the first two months of the season, there are several massive matches scheduled including Manchester City vs Chelsea (on Sunday, August 16 on NBCSN), Arsenal vs Liverpool (Monday, August 24 on […]