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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.

NGSN acquires J-League streaming rights in US through 2017

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US online streaming rights to Japan’s top flight soccer league, the J-League, have been acquired by NGSN, the legal streaming service that has rights to leagues in the Netherlands (Eredivisie), Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Russia and other countries. NGSN has the rights to … Continue reading

USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final watched by 8.4 million

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FOX’s live coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup semi-final between the United States and Germany was viewed by 8.4 million million people watched the Tuesday night game. The match was shown live on the over-air FOX network from 7pm to 9pm ET, … Continue reading

NBC to televise Premier League Asia Trophy featuring Arsenal, Everton and Stoke

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NBC Sports will televise this summer’s Premier League Asia Trophy competition to viewers in the United States with games featuring Arsenal, Everton, Stoke and a Singapore XI team. Even though the Premier League Asia Trophy has been running every two … Continue reading

5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX

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FOX’s coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup was watched by an audience of 5.7 million, which is the third most-watched women’s soccer game of all time on US television. The number broke the … Continue reading

Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage

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There’s no doubt that this year’s Women’s World Cup is the most beautiful coverage of the tournament in US TV soccer  history. From the set to the virtual graphics, FOX’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup has grown by leaps … Continue reading

4.7 million people watched USA vs. Colombia Women’s World Cup game on FOX Sports 1

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FOX Sports 1′s coverage of USA against Colombia in the Round of 16 game in the Women’s World Cup was viewed by 4.7 million people, setting a new record for soccer on FOX Sports 1, beating the previous mark of … Continue reading

FOX’s Women’s World Cup opening weekend coverage is a mixed bag

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If anyone has been tough on FOX’s soccer coverage, it’s been us. From so many highs and lows of recent years (with the lows being oh so low), we’re glad to say that based on FOX Sports’ opening weekend coverage of the … Continue reading

Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA

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I’m sick and tired of many in the soccer world taking the opportunity to laugh and celebrate the forthcoming departure of Sepp Blatter from FIFA. Yes, I’m pleased that the FIFA President will no longer be in office in six … Continue reading

Why it’s time to rejoice that the Premier League will no longer be the BPL after 2015/16 season

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Before World Soccer Talk launched its rebrand, it was known as ‘EPL Talk’ for several years. During those EPL Talk years, I lost count of the number of times I had to defend the name of the site from foreigners … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter being investigated by FBI as part of corruption scandal

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter is being investigated by the FBI as part of the corruption scandal, sources have told ABC News. ABC News Senior Investigative Reporter Josh Margolin reports that Blatter is being investigated by the FBI and U.S. prosecutors. He … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will step down from his role as President as soon as a successor can be found. Blatter has called for an extraordinary FIFA Congress to be scheduled where his successor will be named. … Continue reading

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Dallas soccer tournament canceled featuring Lyon, Pachuca, Newcastle, Swansea and Chivas

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The inaugural Dallas soccer tournament that promised Newcastle United, Lyon, Chivas, Pachuca, Swansea and other teams has decided to cancel this summer’s tournament, and will try to host the competition again next summer. Entitled the Intercontinental Peace Cup, the tournament … Continue reading

Premier League viewing figures on NBC Sports increase 9% compared to last season

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NBC Sports broke the record for the greatest average viewership of Premier League matches on US television when it averaged 479,000 viewers per game for the 2014/15 season. That was 9% greater than the 2013/14 average of 438,000. And the 2013/14 average … Continue reading

How to contact sponsors to tell them to stop supporting FIFA, Sepp Blatter, slavery and corruption

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It’s time for action. Put your anger about Sepp Blatter being re-elected as FIFA President to good use by contacting the FIFA sponsors and demanding that they STOP: (1) supporting FIFA President Sepp Blatter, (2) supporting the use of slavery … Continue reading

Sepp Blatter wins FIFA Presidential Election after Prince Ali withdraws from race

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Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA President, and will serve his fifth term from 2015-2019. The voting was conducted on Friday in Zurich by members of the FIFA organization. Blatter defeated Prince Ali of Jordan at the 65th FIFA … Continue reading

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World Soccer Talk Radio now airs at new time of 4-5pm ET (and 9-10pm ET on replay) weekdays

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Beginning today, World Soccer Talk Radio will broadcast live on Sports Byline in its new time slot of 4-5pm ET. If you miss the live episode, the show will be replayed from 9-10pm ET each weeknight. Plus, episodes are released … Continue reading

Swansea cancel plans to compete in Dallas soccer tournament

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Swansea City have cancelled plans to compete in the Dallas/Fort Worth international preseason tournament that was scheduled for this summer. According to a spokesman for event organizers M3 Sport, a decision will be made in the next 48 hours whether … Continue reading

NBC’s ‘Championship Sunday’ is a misnomer

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If you speak with someone from the UK that’s older than 35, you may hear them rarely utter the phrase “Chelsea won the Championship” or something similar to “I remember when Blackburn Rovers won the Championship” before they catch themselves and realize the error … Continue reading