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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.

Frank Lampard Announces He Will Be Leaving Chelsea, Fueling Speculation Of Move to New York City FC

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England midfielder Frank Lampard has announced that he will be leaving Chelsea, fueling speculation that the former Chelsea player will be the second high-profile signing to close a deal with New York City FC, the MLS team owned by Manchester … Continue reading

David Villa Will Begin Training With New York City FC In 2015, Will Be Loaned Out In 2014

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New York City FC striker David Villa will begin training with the MLS club in January 2015, which opens the door for the footballer to play elsewhere after the end of Spain’s World Cup and until the end of the … Continue reading

ESPN Radio to Stream World Cup Games: Complete Schedule and Commentator Assignments

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ESPN Radio will broadcast all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup live to listeners across the United States. All matches will also be streamed online on ESPNRadio.com and available via the ESPN Radio App. All of ESPN Radio’s FIFA World Cup … Continue reading

David Villa Joins New York City FC: Watch His First Interview As a NYCFC Player

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David Villa has been officially unveiled as New York City FC’s first signing. Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer has joined NYCFC on a three-year deal as a designated player. “Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to keep pushing myself to achieve … Continue reading

Germany Reveal 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Germany has named its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Head Coach Joachim Löw is confident that he has selected the best squad for the tournament in Brazil: “Of all the players, I am 100 percent sure we have the … Continue reading

Liverpool Announce Signing of Rickie Lambert: Watch His First Interview as a Liverpool Footballer

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Liverpool Football Club today confirmed the signing of striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton. The England international, who was on the club’s books as a youth player, has put pen to paper on a deal with the Reds after passing a … Continue reading

ESPN Deportes to Broadcast All 64 World Cup Games Live In Portuguese On US TV

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ESPN Deportes will broadcast all 64 World Cup games live on US television this summer in the Portuguese language. The vast majority of the games will be shown on ESPN Deportes except when there are matches being played simultaneously. During … Continue reading

DirecTV Offers Soccer Fans World Cup Extras Such as Mix Channel And Additional Camera Angles

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As is customary, DirecTV leads the way in providing soccer fans with the most amount of soccer content via TV screens nationwide. This World Cup will not be any different. This summer, DirecTV will broadcast all 64 World Cup games … Continue reading

David Villa Says Offer To Join New York City FC Was Too Good To Turn Down

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Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer David Villa says that the offer from MLS to join New York City FC was too good to turn down, and has thanked Atletico Madrid’s fans and staff in a heartfelt goodbye that paves the way … Continue reading

World Cup TV Schedule For All 64 Games On Univision

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Every single game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be televised live on Univision Networks, with the vast majority of games on Univision (and simulcast on Univision Deportes) while the other games will be on UniMás (simulcast on Galavision). … Continue reading

David Villa’s Transfer to New York City FC Is A Done Deal, Reveals Source

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David Villa’s transfer from Atletico Madrid to New York City FC is a done deal, according to a source who confirmed the news to World Soccer Talk. Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News newspaper has published a photograph of Villa heading into a … Continue reading

Spain Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Several Stars Miss Out

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Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014 today. And while the squad is brimming with talent, there are several key players who will be watching the tournament on television instead of playing in Brazil. … Continue reading

Netherlands Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

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Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Holland faces a difficult group at World Cup 2014, where they’ll play Spain, Chile and Australia. But the Dutch have a strong squad filled with European … Continue reading

1.9 Million Viewers Watch 2014 UEFA Champions League Final On FOX

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The US TV viewing numbers are in for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The match was televised live on FOX, the free over-the-air network, and was watched by an average of 1.9 million … Continue reading

England vs Peru, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

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England kicks off its next match in a series of three World Cup warmup games. Today’s game against Peru will be England’s last match before heading to Miami, where they’ll play two friendlies next week — one against Ecuador and … Continue reading

Arsene Wenger Signs Contract Extension At Arsenal to Stay Until 2017

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has agreed to sign an extension to his contract, which will keep the French manager at the Emirates Stadium until 2017. Wenger is the longest serving current manager in the Premier League, having joined the club … Continue reading

Celtic Have Asked Permission to Speak With Roy Keane About Manager’s Job

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Glasgow Celtic have asked permission to speak with Roy Keane about the vacant manager’s position at the Scottish Premier League club. Keane wasn’t at the Republic of Ireland press conference today, but Martin O’Neill was. O’Neill confirmed that he received … Continue reading

How Liverpool Supporters Will Be In For a Surprise If They Sign Michel Vorm From Swansea

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Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański joined Swansea City from Arsenal on a free transfer today. The Polish goalkeeper will add depth to a department of Swansea City that is already brimming with talent. Swansea manager Garry Monk shared his thoughts regarding the move: … Continue reading