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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.

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topics: Vancouver Whitecaps Preview & USMNT Review

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TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – An eventful day of internationals as we break down the US 2-0 loss to Ukraine and much more. Our MLS previews continue with former MLS goalie Paul Dolan, who is part … Continue reading

Ukraine vs USMNT, England vs Denmark, Spain vs Italy and Other International Friendlies: Open Thread

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Today’s a soccer fan’s dream, especially if you live in the United States, with a lucky 13 matches shown live on US television and/or Internet during this mini-international break. The schedule for viewers in the US is: South Africa vs … Continue reading

Wiping The Slate Clean With Major League Soccer

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Over the past few years, I’ve been a critic of Major League Soccer, but I believe much of my criticism has been misconstrued by soccer fans in the United States. It’s not that I want MLS to fail. Far from … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City Away Shirt For 2014 MLS Season Revealed: Media Event & Trophy Party [PHOTOS]

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More than 2,500 people attended Sporting Kansas City’s media event this week for the unveiling of Sporting Kansas City’s away uniform for the 2014 MLS season, as well as interviews with the press, and a trophy celebration party where fans … Continue reading

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topics: DC United Preview & Update On Chivas USA

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TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – We continue our MLS previews with a look at DC United…plus check-in with Marc Serber with more on Chivas USA. Plus on Landon Donovan’s 32nd birthday, we look back at his … Continue reading

Find Out Where to Watch This Wednesday’s International Friendlies On US TV and Internet

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National soccer teams around the world are playing matches mid-week as an opportunity to prepare for the World Cup (if they’re in the final 32), reveal their new 2014 kits (for the majority of teams) and get some much-needed match … Continue reading

Vincent Tan Offered Cardiff Players Illegal Bonus Before Spurs Game: Nightly Soccer Report

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As if Cardiff City’s first and perhaps only season in the Premier League couldn’t have gotten any worse, but now the league is investigating claims that club owner Vincent Tan offered his players an illegal bonus of £3.7million to avoid … Continue reading

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topics: Chicago Fire Preview & EPL Weekend Review

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TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – Danny Page takes you through a wild weekend in world football as the true contenders begin to separate themselves, specifically in England. Plus, we’ll be joined by Jeff Crandall of the … Continue reading

Soccer Fans, Prevent Spoilers and Annoying Tickers With TickerBlocker

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We all love watching soccer, but many of you will agree that two of the most annoying aspects of watching the sport on television in the United States are 1) poor commentary by the play-by-play announcers, and/or 2) the tickers … Continue reading

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Premier League and NBC Enjoy Most-Watched Month Ever In US History

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NBC Sports says that February 2014 was the most-watched month ever for Premier League soccer on US television, where the networks of NBCUniversal saw a viewership increase of 76% compared to the previous best month in US history. Certainly part … Continue reading

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AC Milan vs Juventus and Paris Saint Germain vs Marseille at 2:45pm ET: Open Thread

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For viewers in the United States, the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus will kick off at 2:45pm ET on Sunday, March 2, 2:45PM, beIN SPORTS, and DishWorld, while Paris Saint-Germain against Marseille will be shown live on beIN SPORTS … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, Spurs vs Cardiff, Swansea vs Palace & Aston Villa vs Norwich: Open Thread

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The problem with world soccer games is that there are often times where there are too many excellent matches on at the same time. Which one(s) should we watch? Today’s a perfect example as there are four key matches on … Continue reading

Capital One Cup Final – Manchester City vs Sunderland: Open Thread

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For viewers in the United States, the 2013/14 Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland kicks off at 9am ET on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS Espanol. The match to determine who will be the League Cup winner … Continue reading

Out With The New, In With The Old (Commenting System, That Is)

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The readers have spoken. Two weeks ago, World Soccer Talk launched a new commenting system to replace the previous one. Despite the commenting system (Matchchat) having a number of cutting edge features, we’ve decided to revert back to the previous … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

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Winter is over according to the Premier League. Beginning today, the yellow balls have been put away and the white balls return to denote that Spring has arrived. There’s no early kick-off in the Premier League this weekend, so we … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 28

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, March 1: Fulham vs Chelsea, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Tony Gale Stoke vs Arsenal, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Ian Crocker & Trevor Francis Everton … Continue reading

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WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; beIN SPORTS’ Ian Joy Joins to Talk League Cup Final & Weekend Preview

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TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – we get you set for all the weekend’s matches around the world. Ian Joy from BeIN Sports joins the show to look ahead to the Capital One Cup Final as well … Continue reading

Manchester United Will Play Friendlies Overseas If They Don’t Qualify For Europe: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester United are contemplating playing several high-profile friendlies overseas if the club doesn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League or Europa League at the end of this season. Not qualifying for Europe represents £20million less in the coffers of the … Continue reading