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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.

Premier League Coverage On NBC Scores Best Opening Weekend Ever

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NBC Sports reported today that its coverage of the 2014/15 Premier League season scored the best opening weekend ever on US TV for the world’s most popular sports league. More than 3.3 million people tuned in to five telecasts on … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of the Soccer Viewing Experience, August 15-18

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In a new feature on World Soccer Talk, I’ll review the highs and lows of my soccer viewing experience on a weekly basis. The feature will review what’s it like watching the beautiful game online and on TV from the … Continue reading

Malky Mackay to Be Named Crystal Palace Manager to Replace Tony Pulis

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Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is set to be confirmed as the manager of Crystal Palace, to replace Tony Pulis who left the club by mutual consent last week. In December, Mackay was sacked by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan … Continue reading

Premier League Mini Coopers Spotted On the Streets of New York City [PHOTOS]

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For the opening weekend of the Premier League season, NBC Sports and Uber partnered in New York City to offer free Uber rides to soccer fans in the Big Apple. There’s a fleet of Mini Cooper Countrymans on the streets of … Continue reading

A New Beginning – EPL Weekend Review (World Soccer Talk Podcast)

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The debut weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League season was a new beginning for football supporters as we welcomed many of our favorite footballers back to the TV sets. And at World Soccer Talk, it’s a new beginning as we … Continue reading

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Watch NBCSN’s Exclusive Interview With Steven Gerrard On Sunday at 7am ET

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In the latest 20-minute episode of Premier League Download, NBC’s Rebecca Lowe sits down with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard for a heartfelt interview with the Premier League footballer. Whether you’re a Liverpool fan or not, the interview is a must-see. … Continue reading

Swansea City 2014/15 Season Preview: Garry Monk Faces Difficult Challenge

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On the surface, Swansea appears to be stronger than where they left off last season. The club signed French striker Bafetimbi Gomis to solve the goalscoring issue, while Gylfi Sigurdsson returns to the club to add an impetus as an attacking … Continue reading

Time Warner Cable and Bright House Add NBC Sports Live Extra In Time For EPL Season

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Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks now offer access to NBC Sports Live Extra to its customers. With the availability of the service, soccer fans in the US who have TV subscriptions to either Time Warner or Bright House … Continue reading

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 1

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, August 16: Manchester United vs Swansea City, 7:45am, NBCSN and mun2 and NBC … Continue reading

FAQ On Watching Premier League Games In US Movie Theaters

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Since announcing the news that NBC Sports has teamed with Fathom Events to bring select Premier League matches to movie theaters across the United States, we’ve been inundated with questions from you, the readers, about the who, what, when and … Continue reading

West Ham vs Spurs to be First EPL Game Shown In US Movie Theaters

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Saturday’s London derby between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur will be the first Premier League game ever shown in US movie theaters. The 10am ET/7am PT kickoff featuring the Hammers against Spurs will be available in 33 select movie … Continue reading

NBC Sports Will Offer Enhanced Matchday Coverage For Premier League Season

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After a debut Premier League season where NBC Sports exceeded everyone’s expectations, the sports network is preparing for its sophomore season in covering the world’s most popular sports league. While there have been plenty of changes on the pitch, with … Continue reading

2014-15 Premier League Table Predictions: What’s Your Top 20?

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For the past seven years, we’ve asked you — the reader — to predict how you think the Premier League table will finish up at the end of the season. The challenge is that we ask you this before the season kicks … Continue reading

NBC Sports and Uber Launch Fleet of Premier League Mini Coopers in New York City [PHOTOS]

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NBC Sports and Uber have teamed together to offer soccer fans in New York City a unique opportunity to ride in Premier League-themed Mini Coopers for free. In celebration of its second season as the exclusive home of the Premier … Continue reading

Premier League Season Preview (World Soccer Talk Podcast)

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Matt, Kris and Morgan are back in the saddle. And after a short lay off we recap some of the news and notes from the transfer window, do some quick previews on some of the big signings and give our … Continue reading

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Men In Blazers’ Roger Bennett to Join NBC Sports Studio Team as EPL Special Contributor

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Following yesterday’s story in The Wall Street Journal that NBC Sports has decided to sign the Men In Blazers to a weekly TV show that will appear during the Premier League season on NBCSN, more details have been released today. … Continue reading

NBCSN to Debut Weekly Men In Blazers TV Show Starting Late August

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NBCSN will debut a weekly TV show from the Men In Blazers every Monday night beginning in late August, according to The Wall Street Journal. The English duo of Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will be moving from ESPN to … Continue reading

Topps Releases Limited-Edition Cards Of NBC’s Premier League Announcing Team [PHOTOS]

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NBC Sports has teamed up with Topps to create several custom trading cards featuring Ted Lasso, Rebecca Lowe, Arlo White, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. The limited edition cards will be available in pubs in select markets across … Continue reading