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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.

Newcastle’s Cheick Tioté Scores Incredible Goal From Long-Range, But It’s Cruelly Disallowed [GIF]

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Newcastle United were robbed of one of the goals of the season today after Cheick Tiote’s long-range effort against Manchester City was disallowed by referee Mike Jones. After the goal was scored, the match officials discussed the incident and disallowed … Continue reading

West Ham On Verge of Signing Joleon Lescott From Manchester City: Nightly Soccer Report

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West Ham United are on the verge of signing Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, but the deal could collapse if the clubs are unable to agree a compromise. The Daily Telegraph newspaper is reporting that City don’t want the player to … Continue reading

ESPN To Air 8 New ’30 For 30 Films’ As Part of Its World Cup 2014 Coverage

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ESPN’s critically-acclaimed film series 30 For 30 is set to release a series of eight films beginning in April, two of which will be feature-length films — one on the Hillsborough Disaster and the other about Argentina — plus 10 vignettes … Continue reading

NBC Sports Provides Update On AT&T U-Verse Premier League Extra Time Issue

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NBC Sports has issued a response in regards to the issues that impacted AT&T U-Verse customers today where they were unable to access the Premier League Extra Time channels. “We expect Extra Time will be back on U-verse for its … Continue reading

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona On US TV and Internet: Open Thread

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As if this game wasn’t big enough as it is, Lionel Messi looks set to make his return for Barcelona in a top of the table clash between first and second place in La Liga between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. … Continue reading

Cardiff City Announce Signing Of Molde Midfielder Mats Møller Dæhli

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Cardiff City have announced the signing of Norwegian midfielder Mats Møller Dæhli from Molde. The 18-year-old midfielder from Oslo joins fellow Norwegian footballer Magnus Wolff Eikrem, who joined Cardiff earlier this week. Eikrem made his Cardiff debut in today’s 2-0 loss against … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 21: Open Thread

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After the interruption of the FA Cup tournament last weekend, the Premier League returns this weekend with a full schedule of matches. Starting line-ups: Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Fletcher, Januzaj; Kagawa, Welbeck Subs: Lindegaard, … Continue reading

NBC’s Premier League Extra Time Channels Temporarily Unavailable on AT&T U-Verse

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AT&T U-Verse customers trying to tune in to the 10am ET Premier League matches today via the Premier League Extra Time channels have been unable to watch the four games available — including Fulham against Sunderland where Clint Dempsey has … Continue reading

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Everton Sign Winger Aiden McGeady From Spartak Moscow

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Everton have completed the signing of Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow for an undisclosed fee. The player was paraded at Goodison Park before Everton’s match today against Norwich City. Manager Roberto Martinez tried to sign McGeady … Continue reading

Robin van Persie Could Be Out of Action For Another 6 Weeks With Thigh Injury: Daily Soccer Report

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be out of action for another six weeks with his thigh injury, after being sent to the Netherlands for more treatment. Van Persie will miss today’s match against Swansea City, which makes it … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 21

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, January 11: Hull vs Chelsea, 7:45am, NBCSN; Daniel Mann & Danny Mills Tottenham vs Crystal Palace, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Tony Gale Cardiff vs … Continue reading

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WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topics: (1) Michael Bradley (2) EPL & La Liga Previews & (3) Man Utd [VIDEO]

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Tonights show: Nick Geber and Danny Page discuss the continuing fallout over the Michael Bradley move, look at a big match this weekend in La Liga and of course, our weekend Premier League Picks. Plus Nick has a special treat … Continue reading

Interview With John Terry On Making 600 Appearances For Chelsea

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Chelsea captain John Terry recently made his 600th appearance for the club, joining a select group of Chelsea legends including “Chopper” Harris, Frank Lampard and Peter Bonetti who have reached the impressive tally. Terry, who made his senior debut for … Continue reading

Hull City Agree Fee With Everton For Striker Nikica Jelavic

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Hull City have agreed a fee with Everton to sign striker Nikica Jelavic just days after the club was reportedly close to signing West Brom striker Shane Long. While Hull and Everton have agreed a fee, it’s now up to Hull … Continue reading

Could ESPN Show Select Champions League Games As Result Of FOX-ESPN USMNT-MLS TV Deal?

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One of the possibilities of FOX and ESPN’s expected acquisition of the joint TV rights to US Men’s National Team and MLS for 2015-2022 is that it could allow ESPN to offer show some UEFA Champions League matches on its … Continue reading

FOX and ESPN Could Land 8-Year USMNT-MLS TV Deal For Half A Billion

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FOX and ESPN are close to securing a landmark 8-year deal to acquire US media rights to the US Men’s National Team and Major League Soccer games, generating a whopping $560M in revenue between the two US soccer bodies, according … Continue reading

Leeds United Announce Strategic Partnership With San Francisco 49ers

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Leeds United have announced a strategic partnership with NFL team the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers will send senior staff to Leeds to, as the football club describes, “discuss key areas of the club’s business, including ticketing strategies, sponsorship and … Continue reading

Manchester United Manager David Moyes Charged With Misconduct For Criticizing Match Officials

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct after The FA investigated the comments he made about match officials after a 2-1 loss to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Moyes criticized the match officials after … Continue reading