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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.

Which Team Do You Love To Hate The Most? [POLL]

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Everyone has an opinion and we’d like to get yours in order to find out what is the one team you love to hate the most. Any team, any league, any confederation. You must have one. The team you love … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Draw Revealed

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The draw for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League has been announced today in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw is as follows Young Boys vs Everton Torino vs Athletic Bilbao Sevilla vs Monchengladbach Wolfsburg vs Sporting Ajax vs … Continue reading

Pub Teams (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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If Liverpool and Manchester United are pub teams, then let Nick Webster and the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew pour you a pint as they discuss the talking points from all of the Premier League matches from the weekend. Should … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Draw Announced: City to Play Barca the Highlight

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The draw for the Knockout Round of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League has been announced, and two of the English teams have been dealt a cruel blow by being drawn against two of the toughest teams on the continent with … Continue reading

Ronaldo Becomes Part-Owner of Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldo is now part-owner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Ronaldo, who is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, has acquired approximately 25% of the Strikers and becomes part of the new ownership … Continue reading

Twitter Takeover: Pete Quinn Will Answer Your Soccer Questions Today at 6pm ET

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World Soccer Talk writer Pete Quinn will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account on Thursday, December 11 beginning at 6pm ET/3pm PT to answer questions from you, the readers about any soccer topic you’re interested in. Pete has been writing … Continue reading

Why the Promotion/Relegation Debate Should Be Ignored

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One of the topics that generates a lot of clicks on the Internet, but that we’ve purposefully stayed away from, is the debate about promotion/relegation in the US soccer system. There’s a couple of reasons why we’ve avoided it until now. … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Viewing Figures Increase By 91% on ESPN and 31% on UniMas

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The number of people who watched the 2014 MLS Cup on ESPN increased by 91% compared to last year’s MLS Cup. An average viewing audience of 964,000 tuned in to watch LA Galaxy defeat New England Revolution 2-1 in the 120 … Continue reading

Dirty Tackle Blog Returns! An Interview With Brooks Peck

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Last month, it was reported that the popular soccer blog Dirty Tackle was no more. Thankfully, we’re here to report that Dirty Tackle has returned. The popular and irreverent blog is no longer on Yahoo Sports, but Brooks Peck — … Continue reading

NBCSN Scores Best-Ever TV Audience For Saturday Morning Premier League Match

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NBCSN scored its best-ever TV audience for an early Saturday morning broadcast of a Premier League match last weekend when an average viewing audience of 535,000 tuned in to watch Newcastle United against Chelsea. The number is even more impressive … Continue reading

‘Manchester United-Liverpool Rivalry’ to Air on NBCSN at 11:30pm ET Monday

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I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched a TV program where the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck, but it happened this weekend. The sensation happened while I was watching a screener copy of Manchester … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Sees Increase In Viewership On ESPN

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The 2014 MLS Cup delivered a 0.6 overnight HH US rating on ESPN, which is an increase compared to the overnight numbers for the 2013 MLS Cup. It’s important to note that the 2013 MLS Cup was the least-watched MLS Cup ever with a … Continue reading

Shock Results! (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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After a weekend of shock results in the Premier League, the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew dissect all of the matches including Newcastle’s shock win against Chelsea, Arsenal’s 3-2 loss against Stoke and West Ham United moving into third place. … Continue reading

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Seattle Sounders Against LA Galaxy MLS Playoff Breaks 500K Audience Barrier

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Sunday night’s MLS Playoff between Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy, which was televised on ESPN beginning at 9:20pm ET, broke the 500,000 barrier. The game delivered a 0.3 HH US rating and was watched by an average audience size of 573,000 … Continue reading

NBC Broadcast of Arsenal-Manchester United Sets US TV Viewership Record

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NBC’s live broadcast of Arsenal against Manchester United set a record for the most-watched live Premier League game in US TV history. An average viewing audience of 1.4 million people watched the Saturday, November 22 broadcast that began at 12:30pm ET. … Continue reading

Watch Announcement of 3 Ballon d’Or Finalists at 11am ET/8am PT [LIVE STREAM]

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The FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy is displayed

The three finalists for the 2014 Ballon d’Or will be announced at 11am ET/8am PT today via a special live stream made available by FIFA, France Football and YouTube. Watch the live presentation via the video below. In addition to … Continue reading

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of voting from more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awards have now been decided. The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts … Continue reading

Topsy Turvy (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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This week’s episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast features Tottenham Hotspur supporter Nicky Holender, Liverpool’s secret weapon on the west coast (Nate Abaurrea) and Arsenal fan (and host) Nick Webster dissecting the weekend’s Premier League matches from throughout England. … Continue reading

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