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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.

Soccer Fans, Prevent Spoilers and Annoying Tickers With TickerBlocker

Posted on by Christopher Harris
tickerblocker

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

Posted in ESPN, FOX Soccer | 17 Comments

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
nbc-epl

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

Posted in Leagues: EPL, NBC | 3 Comments

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
milan-juventus

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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wall of tv screens

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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league-cup-trophy

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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Have_your_say

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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premier-league-ball

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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nbc-epl

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

Posted in Leagues: EPL, NBC | 3 Comments

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

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wsr2

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
old-trafford

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

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topics: (1) Julian Green (2) Toronto FC (3) Tottenham

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wsr2

TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – We look at Spurs sensational come from behind win in the Europa League, and discuss what this team should focus on going forward. Then, a chat about rising Bayern Munich star … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur vs Dnipro, UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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spurs-dnipro-programme

For viewers in the United States, here’s the TV/Internet schedule: Tottenham vs Dnipro (Europa League), 3pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Before, during or after today’s matches (there are plenty of other Europa League matches kicking off today), join … Continue reading

Napoli vs Swansea City, Europa League Round Of 32, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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europa-league

If any soccer hater complains that nil-nil draws are boring, have them watch last week’s incredibly thrilling game between Swansea City and Napoli in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg. It was an open, attacking match from both … Continue reading

Nicolas Anelka Banned For 5 Matches For Quenelle Gesture

Posted on by Christopher Harris
nicolas-anelka-goal

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined £80,000 after a hearing by an independent panel ruled that there was a racist element to his Quenelle gesture he made after scoring a goal against … Continue reading

England Name Squad to Face Denmark In International Friendly; Luke Shaw Among Call-Ups

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england-matters

Southampton defender Luke Shaw has been named in the England squad to face Denmark. The young English defender will earn his first international call-up to the senior squad. Joining Shaw will be Southampton teammates Jay Rodriguez, Adam Lallana and Rickie … Continue reading

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET; Tonight’s Topic: UEFA Champions League Review

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wsr2

TONIGHT on World Soccer Radio 9PM ET/6PM PT – Nick and Danny look at the conclusion of the opening round of matches in the UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage, as Chelsea were frustrated in Turkey and Real impressed in Germany. … Continue reading

Watch the Capital One Cup Final Live on beIN SPORTS And DishWorld This Sunday: Manchester City vs Sunderland

Posted on by Christopher Harris
capital-one-cup-trophy

The 2013/14 Capital One Cup final between Manchester City and Sunderland kicks off this Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London. The match will be televised live around the world, including on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld in the United States. I’ve … Continue reading

Galatasaray vs Chelsea & Schalke vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 1st Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
didier-drogba

Chelsea will be walking into a loud and intimidating cauldron at Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom Arena as the Blues try to get something none of the English clubs have done in the Champions League or Europa League this week or last — … Continue reading