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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.

World Soccer Talk Celebrates 9th Anniversary

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Nine years ago, I launched what was to become World Soccer Talk from my bedroom. My mission was to create one of the biggest soccer websites in the United States, where fans from around the world could come to talk about … Continue reading

2 Horse Race (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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In another eventful Premier League weekend, there’s so much to talk about including the Manchester derby, Liverpool’s decline, Tottenham’s comeback, Chelsea’s quiet supporters, Alexis Sanchez saving Arsenal, the juggernaut at Southampton and much much more. Plus we answer questions from … Continue reading

Get a Free Preview of the Manchester City eBook, Blue With Envy

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Read about the growth of the Premier League through the eyes of a Manchester City supporter with Blue With Envy, written by World Soccer Talk Senior Writer Kartik Krishnaiyer. The eBook, which was published earlier this year, features anecdotes and … Continue reading

NBC to Broadcast USA vs New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Match on Saturday

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If you’re a rugby fan or you’re curious about the sport, NBC will televise the international rugby match between USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday live on free-to-air NBC at 3:30pm ET. The game will be played … Continue reading

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NBC Sets Record for Most-Watched Premier League Game On Network

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Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Chelsea set a NBC record for the most-viewed Premier League match across NBC Sports since the broadcaster began televising the Premier League in 2013. The game was viewed by an average audience of 1.29 … Continue reading

Twitter Takeover: Matt Jones Will Answer Your Soccer Questions on Wednesday at 6pm ET

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World Soccer Talk writer Matt Jones will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account on Wednesday, October 29 beginning at 6pm ET to answer questions from you, the readers about any soccer topic you’re interested in. Matt has been writing … Continue reading

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City League Cup Games are on beIN SPORTS

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The Capital One Cup (aka League Cup) games featuring Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and other teams will be televised on beIN SPORTS in the United States today and tomorrow. The fourth round Capital One Cup games that are being shown … Continue reading

Lee Dixon is at the Top of His Game For NBC Sports

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Sunday’s entertaining game between Manchester United against Chelsea was heightened by the world-class coverage from NBC Sports on US television. The combination of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe in the US studio as well as Gary Lineker and Graeme Le Saux … Continue reading

Heads Gone! (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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With so many talking points from the weekend Premier League matches, we start by discussing the drama at Old Trafford where Manchester United battled Chelsea before diving into all of the “heads gone” drama up and down the country during … Continue reading

Interview With Robin Burt; World Soccer Talk Podcast Analyst

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It’s a pleasure to feature an interview with Robin Burt, a passionate soccer fan and a fascinating individual. With more than 25+ years of experience in the entertainment business, Robin has many life experiences and interesting stories to share, as you’ll see … Continue reading

NBC Affiliate Shows Kids Cartoons Instead of Man United-Chelsea Game

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Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV made the embarrassing mistake of broadcasting children’s cartoons instead of the Manchester United against Chelsea game on Sunday, causing soccer fans to miss the first 30 minutes of the Premier League match. WSMV felt the wrath of … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: How to Watch el Clasico Online

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Saturday’s el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona promises to be a scintillating game featuring the best players in the world on one pitch — Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Suarez and others. Programming note: If you live in the United States, the game … Continue reading

Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe to Host New Weekly Soccer Show On NBC Sports Radio

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Beginning this Saturday, NBC Sports Radio will debut a new weekly soccer show featuring Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, two of NBCSN’s soccer analysts. Entitled The 2 Robbies ‘Football’ Show, the live show kicks off at 5pm ET and will … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of Weekend Premier League Soccer Coverage, Oct 18-20

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After a two week international break that felt like a month, it was a welcome return to see the Premier League back on our television sets this past weekend. It almost felt as if the teams had bottled up all … Continue reading

36 Goals (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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After two weeks of solitude on the international break, Premier League football has returned with a bang, featuring a fistful of red cards, controversial incidents, own goals and goals galore. Premier League, now that you’re back, don’t ever leave us … Continue reading

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Interview With Nate Abaurrea; World Soccer Talk Podcast Analyst

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If you’ve listened to the World Soccer Talk Podcast this season, you’ll be familiar with the voice of the Liverpool Football Club-loving Nate Abaurrea, the American who has added an unpredictability to the podcast with his wit, sharp analysis, football songs … Continue reading

ESPN FC Website Now Publishing Premier League Goal Highlights

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ESPN has begun publishing goal highlights from the Premier League on its ESPN FC website. UPDATE: ESPN says that their ESPN FC website has been publishing highlights of Premier League goals since December, 2013. Plus, ESPNFC.com also offers highlights of … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 8: Starting Lineups, TV Schedule & Open Thread

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Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Manchester City vs Spurs, 7:45am, NBCSN and mun2 and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee DixonCrystal Palace vs Chelsea, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Tony GaleArsenal … Continue reading