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.

Premier League & FA Cup Semi-Final Saturday: Open Thread

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As a mark of respect and remembrance for the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough Disaster 25 years ago, all English football matches this weekend will kick off 7 minutes after the hour (the Liverpool-Nottingham … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 34

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, April 12: Fulham vs Norwich, 10:07am, NBCSN; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa, 10:07am, Premier League Extra Time; Joe Speight & Dean … Continue reading

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England Tickets Now On Sale For Miami Friendlies Against Ecuador and Honduras

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It’s been 9 long years since the England national team played a game in the United States, but soccer fans in the States will get a chance to see two England games this summer when the Three Lions play Ecuador … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals Revealed

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The draw for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been made, and we now know who the four teams (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich) will play. REAL MADRID vs BAYERN MUNICH ATLETICO MADRID vs CHELSEA  Before the … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Europa League Semi-Finals Revealed

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The draw for the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League have been made Benfica vs Juventus Sevilla vs Valencia The first leg will be played on April 24, while the second leg will be played on May 1st. The draw … Continue reading

Watch World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer and Morgan Green Discussing Liverpool vs Man City, and More

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World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer and Morgan Green participated in a Google Hangout tonight. Watch a replay of it at: Morgan Green interviewed Kartik Krishnaiyer regarding several pressing topics including: • Sunday’s must-see match between Manchester City and Liverpool, • … Continue reading

Gus Johnson is Just the Start of FOX Sports’ Soccer Issues

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Gus Johnson is the least of FOX Sports’ issues with its soccer coverage. With just over one year to go before the network begins its broadcast of a worldwide soccer event — the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup — FOX … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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After this week’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals concluded, now we have four remaining games in the Europa League to determine who will make it to the semi-finals of the Europa League. Today’s TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States … Continue reading

Sold Out! More Than 100K Tickets for Real Madrid-Manchester United Game In Michigan Sell Out On First Day

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Tickets for the International Champions Cup game between Real Madrid and Manchester United that will be played in Michigan this summer have sold out on the first day of general sale, with more than 100,000 tickets sold. The August 2nd … Continue reading

Chelsea’s José Mourinho Fined and Warned Over Future Conduct by FA: Daily Soccer Report

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined and warned over his future conduct after his behavior during the club’s match versus Aston Villa. The Special One was fined £8,000 by The FA and warned about his future conduct following a … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard Ruled Out For Two Weeks Due to Injury

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The injury that Eden Hazard picked up against Paris Saint-Germain has ruled him out for a minimum of two weeks. Regarding the injury, Mourinho said: “It is a calf problem, but I have no idea the dimension of his injury. … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Out For Two More Weeks, Could Miss Copa del Rey Final

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for the next two weeks, which means he’ll miss next week’s Copa del Rey Final against Barcelona and possibly the first leg of the UEFA … Continue reading

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United & Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go Starting line-ups: Bayern Munich: Neuer, Dante, Ribéry, … Continue reading

ESPN Launches New World Cup TV Commercial Starring USMNT and American Outlaws [VIDEO]

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Finally! ESPN has released a video for its coverage of World Cup 2014 that better captures the passion of the World Cup — and, in this case, the US Men’s National Team and the American Outlaws supporter groups from around the … Continue reading

Live Cricket Match On ESPN2 Scores Impressive Viewing Audience Number

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With record cable TV ratings for NBC’s coverage of the Premier League on US television, and the fact that ESPN no longer has rights to the world’s most popular sports league, ESPN tried a new tactic this past weekend by … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go Starting line-ups: Chelsea: … Continue reading

Manchester United to Play LA Galaxy In Friendly at Rose Bowl

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Manchester United have announced an additional match on their 2014 summer tour in the United States with a friendly against LA Galaxy, to be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium on July 23. Kick-off time is 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET. The … Continue reading

Premier League Match On NBCSN Attracts More Viewers Than Baseball Games on FOX Sports 1

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Last Saturday’s Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United, which was shown live on NBCSN beginning at 10am ET, was watched by more viewers than Saturday’s Major League Baseball (MLB) games shown on FOX Sports 1. Newcastle-Manchester United … Continue reading