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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.

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

DeAndre Yedlin On Verge of Joining Tottenham Hotspur In $3.3 Million Deal, Says Report

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Seattle Sounders and US World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is on the verge of signing with Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that’s reportedly worth $3.3 million, according to Goal.com. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed today that Yedlin is currently in … Continue reading

WATCH Ted Lasso’s Return to Promote NBC’s Premier League Coverage [VIDEO]

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Former Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Ted Lasso has returned to US airwaves with a new video, to promote NBC’s coverage of the 2014/15 Premier League season. After being fired by Tottenham Hotspur, Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is back in the … Continue reading

Landon Donovan to Retire From MLS At End of 2014 Season

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Landon Donovan will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, confirmed a statement by LA Galaxy. According to the statement on the club website, Donovan wrote: “After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I … Continue reading

International Champions Cup to Expand to Asia In 2015

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With the success of the International Champions Cup soccer tournament, the event organizers have announced that the competition will be expanding to Asia in the summer of 2015. “The 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup featured the largest soccer crowd ever … Continue reading

Average Attendances Increase 20% at International Champions Cup

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The second annual International Champions Cup tournament has ended, with the 2014 edition more than doubling the total attendance of the 2013 series. The 2014 International Champions Cup was attended by 642,135 US soccer fans across the United States, which … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Liverpool, International Champions Cup Final; Open Thread

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After 12 days of the International Champions Cup, with matches being played all across the United States, the tournament reaches its climax tonight with the final between the two undefeated teams in the competition — Manchester United and Liverpool. The … Continue reading

Manchester United and Liverpool to Play In Miami in International Champions Cup Final

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On Monday night, England’s two most successful clubs descend on Miami for the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup as Manchester United battle against Liverpool to determine who will be the 2014 tournament winners. Before the International Champions Cup … Continue reading

Manchester United Fans Turn Ann Arbor From Blue to Red on Memorable Weekend

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Saturday was a memorable day for Ann Arbor, and all of U.S. soccer. What started as a 90 minute soccer game quickly turned into a weekend event with the main event being Manchester United playing Real Madrid in the Guinness … Continue reading

FOX Sports Delivers Cheap Tricks In Its Coverage of Liverpool-Manchester City Game

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FOX Sports has been using the International Champions Cup as a testing ground for a whole host of changes in its soccer coverage during the past week. Most of them, so far, have been poor. But tonight’s coverage of the … Continue reading

Everton Signs Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea For a Fee of £28million

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It’s not often that a Premier League club officially announces how much they’ve paid for a footballer, but in the case of Everton Football Club, the Toffees proudly announced today via its Twitter account that the club has signed Romelu … Continue reading

NBC Signs Tim Howard to Multi-Year Deal to Work as EPL Game Analyst

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NBC Sports has announced that Everton and USA World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a multi-year agreement to be an analyst for the network’s Premier League coverage. Howard will serve as an analyst at up to 10 Premier League … Continue reading

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location Is An Easy Out For MLS

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city. Garber said: “Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are … Continue reading

Manchester United Plans to Return to US For 2015 Summer Tour

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Manchester United is planning on returning to the United States next summer for several high-profile games to be played across the country. Details are sketchy at the moment, but The Daily Telegraph newspaper is reporting that United has been invited … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: International Champions Cup Game at Berkeley [PHOTOS]

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A huge crowd of 62,583 soccer fans descended on Berkeley, California on Saturday to watch Real Madrid and Inter Milan play in the 2014 International Champions Cup. World Soccer Talk photographer Josh Tomlinson was on hand to capture some of the … Continue reading

Official: Arsenal Sign Defender Calum Chambers From Southampton

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Arsenal has finalized its fourth signing of the summer with Southampton right back Calum Chambers joining the club on a £16million deal. The Gunners have signed David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Alexis Sanchez and now Chambers in one of the busiest … Continue reading

New York City FC Signs England Veteran Midfielder Frank Lampard

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MLS team New York City FC today announced the signing of England veteran midfielder Frank Lampard on a two-year contract. Lampard, who holds the record as Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, was unveiled as New York City FC’s newest signing, where … Continue reading

Winners and Losers Of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Gylfi Sigurdsson Transfer Deals

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Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City have finalized the transfer deals between each club with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm heading to Spurs, while Gylfi Sigurdsson heads to Swansea. But in this convenient series of transfer deals, who are the winners … Continue reading