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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.

Schedule of International Friendlies to be Played In US This Summer

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More than 45 friendlies will be played in the United States this summer featuring many of the best club and national teams from around the world. National teams will be flocking to the States to begin preparations for World Cup … Continue reading

PFA Names Luis Suarez Player of the Year While Eden Hazard Wins Young Player of the Year Honors

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Luis Suarez has been named Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season in the annual award competition, as voted on by the members of The Professional Footballers’ Association. The Liverpool striker won the top honor, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

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Needless to say, today’s a massive day in the Premier League with three gigantic games — the first is a relegation battle between the bottom two clubs in the league, Sunderland and Cardiff, fighting to avoid relegation. Then there’s Liverpool … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 36: Open Thread

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There are several intriguing matches in store today with results that will have big consequences on the race for European qualification as well as which teams are heading for relegation. Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: … Continue reading

Manchester United Refuse to Deny Report that Louis Van Gaal Is Club’s Next Manager

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louis-van gaal

Manchester United have refused to deny reports that Louis Van Gaal will be the club’s next manager. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the Glazers and Ed Woodward initially met with Van Gaal two weeks ago during a secret meeting, … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 36

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, April 26: Southampton vs Everton, 7:45am, NBCSN; Jon Champion & David Pleat Fulham vs Hull, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Dean Sturridge Stoke vs Tottenham, … Continue reading

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World Soccer Talk Launches Forums For Hardcore Soccer Fans

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Beginning today, you can now access the World Soccer Talk Forums, a new feature to the website where you can start and participate in conversations with fellow soccer fans around the world. The first question that probably comes to your … Continue reading

Former Barcelona Head Coach Tito Vilanova Dies Aged 45

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Tito Vilanova

Former Barcelona Head Coach Tito Vilanova has died, aged 45. The tragic news was announced by Barcelona football club today after the coach succumbed to throat cancer. In 2012, the club announced that Vilanova was suffering from throat cancer for … Continue reading

Ask Your Questions to Kartik Krishnaiyer Via Twitter Beginning at 6pm ET

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World Soccer Talk Senior Writer Kartik Krishnaiyer will be answering questions via Twitter today beginning at 6pm ET. Kartik will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account. You can tweet your questions about Manchester City, Liverpool, David Moyes, NASL, USMNT, … Continue reading

WATCH Kobe Bryant In New World Cup TV Commercial, Wearing a USMNT Jersey [VIDEO]

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NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant stars in a brand-new World Cup TV commercial, and proudly wears the USMNT World Cup jersey. The video takes Bryant back to his days growing up in Italy learning the game of soccer, and how … Continue reading

What a Difference One Year Makes In Coverage of the Premier League On US TV

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This is by no means scientific, but it’s a few true anecdotes that have happened to me in the past several weeks that point to the rapid growth in interest of the Premier League in the United States. For the … Continue reading

Chelsea Midfielder Ramires to Serve 4-Game Ban After Accepting FA Charge of Violent Conduct

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires will serve a four-game ban after accepting The FA’s charge of violent conduct as a result of elbowing Seb Larsson of Sunderland last weekend. The incident wasn’t seen by match officials, but was caught on video. A … Continue reading

Interview With Charlie Stillitano About the 2014 International Champions Cup

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All eight teams competing in the second International Champions Cup

Today we feature an exclusive interview with Charlie Stillitano to discuss the 2014 International Champions Cup tournament as well as some of the high-profile friendlies involving national teams that will be playing in the States this summer. The eight teams … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

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After yesterday’s tense defensive match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, today’s UEFA Champions League encounter promises to be far more entertaining with Real Madrid facing up against Bayern Munich. For viewers in the United States, Gus Johnson will be the … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

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The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct … Continue reading

Adnan Januzaj Selects Belgium As His National Team

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Adnan Januzaj

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to select Belgium as the national team he would like to play for. Januzaj was eligible to select from a number of different countries to play his national team football including England, Belgium, … Continue reading

David Moyes Releases Statement While LMA Criticizes Handling of Sacking

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David Moyes has released a statement over his sacking as manager of Manchester United. It reads: “To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which … Continue reading

Paul Scholes Returns to Manchester United as Interim Coach

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Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has brought Paul Scholes back to Old Trafford as an interim coach to help train the first team. With the return of Scholes to Manchester United, he joins Giggs, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt … Continue reading