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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.

Ask Your World Cup Questions to Juan Arango Via Twitter Beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT

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World Soccer Talk writer Juan Arango will be answering questions live from Brazil via Twitter today beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Juan will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account live from Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During … Continue reading

In Response to Keith Olbermann’s ‘How to Make Soccer Work in America’ Rant [VIDEO]

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ESPN mouthpiece Keith Olbermann went on a rant last night discussing his seven ideas of how to make soccer work in America. Here’s my response to his tirade. Soccer already works in America. We don’t need someone from mainstream media to … Continue reading

Roy Keane Joins Aston Villa, And is Now One Step Away From Becoming a Premier League Manager Again

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Roy Keane was appointed as assistant manager of Aston Villa Football Club this morning. In doing so, the former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United is one step away from returning to managing a Premier League club again. All that … Continue reading

Adam Lallana Joins Liverpool; Southampton Exodus Continues

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Last season’s Southampton were the previous season’s Swansea City. The teams won the hearts and minds of so many soccer fans, managers and critics. Except in the case of Swansea City, the team didn’t have its spine ripped out of … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Issues Apology And Vows Never to Bite Again

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Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has issued a public apology for his actions that occurred during the Uruguay-Italy World Cup game, and has vowed not to repeat another incident like that ever again. Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on … Continue reading

WATCH Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Dutch Break Mexico’s Hearts

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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored in the 88th minute to break the hearts of Mexico supporters, and to send the game to a thrilling finish before Rafa Marquez tripped Arjen Robben in the box, resulting in a penalty for the Dutch. … Continue reading

Univision Announces Commentator Assignments For World Cup Round of 16 Games

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Univision has announced their commentator assignments for the World Cup Round of 16 games from June 28 through July 1. Here they are: Saturday, June 28 Round of 16 — Brazil vs Chile, Noon ET, Univision, Univision Deportes Network & Univision’s Futbol website; … Continue reading

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For Round of 16 Games

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ESPN have announced their commentator assignments for the Round of 16 games in the World Cup. There are no surprises in the announcements. ESPN have stuck to their proven formula of the World Cup commentators who have shared the booth … Continue reading

World Cup TV Schedule For Round of 16 Through World Cup Final

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The race to see who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is heating up, and the matches will be coming thick and fast over the coming days. If you’re caught World Cup soccer fever, here’s the TV schedule for … Continue reading

USA vs Germany, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

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This is it. After today’s match, we’ll know if USA and/or Germany are progressing to the next round as well as who will be going home. Kickoff is at Noon ET/9am PT. Don’t miss it chaps. Where to watch – … Continue reading

FIFA Bans Luis Suarez For 9 International Matches and From Soccer For 4 Months

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Luis Suarez has been banned by FIFA for 9 international matches, and will not be allowed to participate in any soccer-related activity for a period of four months. The worldwide ban is immediate and means that Suarez will miss this … Continue reading

Where to Find the USA-Germany and Ghana-Portugal Games On US Television And Internet

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Today’s must-see game between USA and Germany will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at Noon ET/9am PT (coverage begins at 11am ET/8am PT). If the United States beats or ties Germany, the USMNT will advance to … Continue reading

Ghana Suspend Star Players Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari Indefinitely

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In a huge blow to Ghana’s chances of defeating Portugal today, the Ghana Football Association has announced that both Kevin Prince-Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended indefinitely from the national team and will not be playing in today’s crucial … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Watch the World Cup On Univision Deportes

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This summer, I’ve watched more soccer on Univision Deportes than ever before. During previous World Cup tournaments, I would have watched 100% of the World Cup on ESPN and ABC, but as my thirst for soccer has increased, so too … Continue reading

7.1 Million People Watched Mexico Vs Croatia On Univision Deportes

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An average of 7.1 million people watched Univision’s broadcast of the World Cup game between Mexico and Croatia on Monday, which is the most-viewed World Cup Group Stage match in the history of Univision Deportes. Several key numbers stand out: … Continue reading

New Soccer Video Website Launches to Aggregate Best Viral Videos From Across the Web

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Viral videos are such an integral part of the soccer experience. Whether it’s interviews with The Special One, clips from Nike or user generated videos, you can now find them in one place at worldsoccertalk.tv. No longer do you have … Continue reading

USA-Portugal World Cup Game is Most-Watched Soccer Game In History Of US Television

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Sunday’s live telecast of the World Cup game between the United States and Portugal on ESPN has broken the record for the most-watched soccer game in the history of US television. ESPN’s broadcast of USA-Portugal was viewed by 18.22 million … Continue reading

USA vs Portugal, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

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The final match of the day is the biggest World Cup battle for both the United States and Portugal thus far this tournament. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST, and this is … Continue reading