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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.

World Soccer Talk Radio now airs at new time of 4-5pm ET (and 9-10pm ET on replay) weekdays

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Beginning today, World Soccer Talk Radio will broadcast live on Sports Byline in its new time slot of 4-5pm ET. If you miss the live episode, the show will be replayed from 9-10pm ET each weeknight. Plus, episodes are released … Continue reading

Swansea cancel plans to compete in Dallas soccer tournament

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Swansea City have cancelled plans to compete in the Dallas/Fort Worth international preseason tournament that was scheduled for this summer. According to a spokesman for event organizers M3 Sport, a decision will be made in the next 48 hours whether … Continue reading

NBC’s ‘Championship Sunday’ is a misnomer

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If you speak with someone from the UK that’s older than 35, you may hear them rarely utter the phrase “Chelsea won the Championship” or something similar to “I remember when Blackburn Rovers won the Championship” before they catch themselves and realize the error … Continue reading

Manchester United to play San Jose Earthquakes at UC Berkeley

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Manchester United has announced the location of its July 21 friendly against San Jose Earthquakes. The Premier League club will play the match as part of the International Champions Cup at California Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University … Continue reading

Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux to join Arlo White in announcing Hull-Man United match

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Sunday’s finale to the 2014/15 Premier League season will feature three people in the booth for the first time this season when commentator Arlo White will be joined by co-commentators Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux to announce the Hull City … Continue reading

NBC Sports announces TV schedule for ‘Championship Sunday’

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NBC Sports has announced the TV lineup for its final day of Premier League 2014/15 coverage with all 10 matches being shown live across TV networks in the United States. The matches will be shown across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, Oxygen, CNBC, … Continue reading

What guests would you like us to interview on World Soccer Talk Radio?

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Today marks 6 weeks since we launched World Soccer Talk Radio, the nightly show that’s aired live on Sports Byline and TuneIn. In the past 1.5 months, we’ve interviewed a ton of intriguing guests, but we need your help. If … Continue reading

Andy Gray and Richard Keys heading to beIN SPORTS for Copa America coverage

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Andy Gray and Richard Keys are heading to beIN SPORTS this summer to help the network’s coverage of Copa America, a source has revealed to World Soccer Talk. beIN SPORTS has the exclusive English-language and Spanish-language rights to the month-long tournament … Continue reading

NBCSN to feature ‘Relegation Breakaway’ whip-around coverage this Saturday

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Following up on its successful Premier League Breakaway that was televised on New Year’s Day, NBCSN has decided to bring back the NFL RedZone-like experience this Saturday for the three relegation matches involving Sunderland-Leicester, Spurs-Hull and QPR-Newcastle. NBCSN will begin … Continue reading

FOX Sports on verge of acquiring Copa America Centenario TV rights

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FOX Sports is on the verge of acquiring the English-language TV rights to the 2016 Copa America, according to a World Soccer Talk source. The tournament, to be held in the United States from June 3-26 next year, will be the 100-year celebration … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion announce friendlies against Orlando, Charleston and Richmond

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West Bromwich Albion have announced that they’ll be conducting their preseason training in the United States this summer with friendlies scheduled against MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club, and USL’s Charleston Battery and Richmond Kickers. West Brom will play Orlando on … Continue reading

NGSN acquires Argentina Primera Division online rights for next 4.5 years in US

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Next Generation Sports Network (NGSN) has acquired the live and on-demand online rights to Argentina’s Primera Division for the next 4.5 years. The network, which recently launched in the United States, will begin broadcasting Argentina’s top division this weekend including Sunday’s … Continue reading

Arsenal-Chelsea game nets 997,000 viewers on NBCSN

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This past Sunday’s Premier League top-of-the-table clash between Arsenal-Chelsea averaged 979,000 viewers to rank as the fourth most-watched BPL match in US cable history. Top TV markets for Arsenal vs Chelsea on NBCSN 1 Washington DC 2 New York 3 Miami … Continue reading

Newcastle, Lyon, Pachuca and Swansea among clubs to compete in Texas tournament this July

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The Dallas Fort Worth area will be the destination for six soccer teams from around the world this July when they’ll play in an international soccer tournament. The clubs will include Newcastle United, Olympique Lyonnais, Pachuca, Swansea City, Malaga and Raja … Continue reading

International Champions Cup organizers reveal cities and schedule for North America matches

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The organizers of the 2015 International Champions Cup North America have announced the cities and schedule for this summer’s matches that will feature many of the most famous soccer teams in the world including Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Club America and Paris … Continue reading

NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on Roku and Apple TV

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NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on Roku and Apple TV in the United States so that soccer fans can watch the Premier League live on the set-top box devices. A subscription to a cable or satellite TV provider … Continue reading

Nike defends USA home jersey against backlash of complaints

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In an interview with USA Today, Nike’s vice president of North America communications, defended the company’s design of the USA home jersey for 2015 that features a white shirt with black trim. The biggest complaint among soccer fans in the United … Continue reading

1.4 million+ watched Chelsea-Man United and Arsenal-Reading on NBC and FOX last Saturday

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The viewing numbers are in for the broadcasts by NBC and FOX over-the-air networks for last Saturday’s simultaneous live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Manchester United and Arsenal versus Reading in the FA Cup semi-final. NBC’s live broadcast … Continue reading