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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.

USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Announces 30-Man Roster for World Cup 2014

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usmnt-team

US Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 30-man roster for World Cup 2014. GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas … Continue reading

5 Concerns About the US Soccer and MLS 8-Year TV Rights Deal

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mls-press-conference

Today’s announcement that US Soccer and MLS have signed an eight-year TV rights deal worth $90 million a year with FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision is a major boost for MLS, which will help the league finance its growth and … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Pepe Mel

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pepe-mel

Despite rescuing West Bromwich Albion from relegation, the club has sacked manager Pepe Mel today with immediate effect. The club decided to sack Mel after a meeting between the board and the manager today. According to the club, both the … Continue reading

WATCH England Manager Roy Hodgson Discussing World Cup 2014 Squad [VIDEO]

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roy-hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson addressed the media at 9:15am ET at a press conference in England, which was streamed live across the Internet and will be available below. Hodgson will discuss the 23-man squad he named today for World Cup … Continue reading

England Manager Roy Hodgson Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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roy-hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Goalkeeper: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Ben Foster Defenders: Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw, Gary Cahill, Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling Midfielders: Frank Lampard, Adam Lallana, Steven … Continue reading

Aston Villa Is For Sale Confirms Billionaire Owner Randy Lerner

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Billionaire owner Randy Lerner has had enough of Aston Villa and has put the Premier League club up for sale. The Aston Villa owner hopes to complete the sale in the next six weeks, and has employed two major US … Continue reading

Ashley Cole Announces Retirement From England National Team After World Cup Snub

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Chelsea left back Ashley Cole, long considered one of the best left backs in the world, has announced his retirement from the England national team. Cole announced the news on his official Twitter account, stating that he received a phone … Continue reading

Manchester City Win 2013/14 Premier League Title

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manchester-city

Manchester City are the 2013/14 Premier League champions. City clinched the title today after a comfortable victory against West Ham United, even though Liverpool beat Newcastle United at Anfield. After today’s matches, City ended up winning the title by two … Continue reading

Where to Watch Championship Sunday On US TV: Premier League Gameweek 38 Open Thread

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Schedule for Championship Sunday

This is it. After 10 months of an incredible season, the 2013-14 Premier League season ends today where we’ll find out whether Manchester City or Liverpool will be crowned champions, as well as whether Tottenham or Manchester United will qualify … Continue reading

Bradford City Stadium Fire Disaster: In Memory of the 56 People Who Died 29 Years Ago [VIDEO]

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bradford-fire-disaster

Twenty nine years ago on this date, 56 people tragically died when a fire erupted at Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground The day was supposed to be one of celebration for Bradford who had just won the Third Division trophy. … Continue reading

NBC Schedules Premier League Viewing Parties at Pubs Nationwide For ‘Championship Sunday’

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NBC Premier League

NBC Sports plans on ending its debut Premier League season with a bang. In addition to live coverage of all 10 Premier League games of the final day of the season across 10 different TV networks, as well as all … Continue reading

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Laurent Koscielny Extends Contract With Arsenal Football Club: Nightly Soccer Report

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French defender Laurent Koscielny has signed a new contract with Arsenal Football Club. The news will come as a boost to Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger. Koscielny joined the Gunners in 2010 from French club Lorient, and has become a … Continue reading

Mexico Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Mexico has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. The squad that will be traveling to Brazil is as follows: Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio) Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Francisco Rodriguez (América), Diego … Continue reading

Wigan vs QPR, Championship Playoff Semi-Final 1st Leg: Open Thread

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wigan-athletic

In today’s Championship playoff semi-final 1st leg between Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers, we have two teams who were relegated from the Premier League last season battling it out to try to gain an opportunity to go straight back … Continue reading

How Did We Miss This beIN SPORTS Viral Video to Attract New Subscribers? [VIDEO]

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beIN SPORTS released a new viral video several weeks ago to encourage soccer fans to subscribe to its network. That we didn’t notice it until now is a sign that the video didn’t work that well, and that beIN SPORTS … Continue reading

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Univision Deportes Acquires Spanish-Language Rights to Copa America 2016

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copa-america

Univision Deportes has acquired the exclusive Spanish-language rights in the United States to the first-ever Copa America Centenario, which will be played in the summer of 2016 throughout the US and will feature the best teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. … Continue reading

Brighton vs Derby, Championship Playoff Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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brighton-derby

The race is on to determine which one of the four Championship clubs will be promoted to the Premier League, to join Leicester City and Burnley in the world’s most popular sports league. The first match of the playoffs kicks … Continue reading

Univision Deportes Announces Talent Lineup for World Cup 2014 Coverage

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Univision has announced an impressive lineup of talent encompassing presenters, commentators, color commentators and pundits for its coverage of the 2014 World Cup. The Spanish-language network will broadcast every game of the tournament live to viewers in the United States. … Continue reading