Christopher Harris

Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. 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.
Review of FOX’s Women’s World Cup coverage
Review of FOX’s Women’s World Cup coverage

FOX’s first major tournament of its 12-year TV deal with FIFA has ended with a bang for the network. In its month-long coverage of the Women’s World Cup, FOX broke TV records and put on first-class coverage that will go a long way to giving soccer fans confidence that FOX knows soccer. There’s still […]

Happy 4th of July to all of our World Soccer Talk readers
Happy 4th of July to all of our World Soccer Talk readers

On behalf of the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we’d like to wish you a Happy Independence Day and we hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. While it’s a holiday for most people, we’ll be hard at work today. The Beautiful Game is a […]

Premier League US TV schedule revealed for opening weeks of 2015/16 season
Premier League US TV schedule revealed for opening weeks of 2015/16 season

Christmas has arrived early for fans of Premier League clubs as we now have our first indications of what the TV schedule will look like in the United States for the opening weeks of the 2015/16 season. With the Premier League announcing the games in August and September that have had their […]

Japan-England Women’s World Cup semi-final scores 2.3 million viewers
Japan-England Women’s World Cup semi-final scores 2.3 million viewers

FOX Sports 1′s coverage of Japan against England in the Women’s World Cup semi-final was viewed by 2.3 million people, and was the most-watched cable television program on Wednesday in the United States. For a semi-final to be viewed by so many people and not involve the US, and not […]

FOX adds Women’s World Cup Final programming and USWNT marathon
FOX adds Women’s World Cup Final programming and USWNT marathon

This Sunday’s broadcast of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final between USA and Japan will begin an hour earlier (at 5pm ET instead of 6pm). Kickoff time remains at 7pm ET on the over-the-air FOX network. In addition to an hour extra of pre-match coverage, FOX continues after the match […]

NGSN acquires J-League streaming rights in US through 2017
NGSN acquires J-League streaming rights in US through 2017

US online streaming rights to Japan’s top flight soccer league, the J-League, have been acquired by NGSN, the legal streaming service that has rights to leagues in the Netherlands (Eredivisie), Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Russia and other countries. NGSN has the rights to the J-League for 2015 through 2017. Commentaries will be offered […]

USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final watched by 8.4 million
USA vs. Germany Women’s World Cup semi-final watched by 8.4 million

FOX’s live coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup semi-final between the United States and Germany was viewed by 8.4 million million people watched the Tuesday night game. The match was shown live on the over-air FOX network from 7pm to 9pm ET, and is the most-watched broadcast on FOX since the April […]

5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX
5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX

FOX’s coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup was watched by an audience of 5.7 million, which is the third most-watched women’s soccer game of all time on US television. The number broke the short-lived mark set June 18 for the USA-Nigeria Group Stage […]

Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage
Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage

There’s no doubt that this year’s Women’s World Cup is the most beautiful coverage of the tournament in US TV soccer  history. From the set to the virtual graphics, FOX’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup has grown by leaps and bounds compared to what we’ve been accustomed to from the network. While […]

FOX’s Women’s World Cup opening weekend coverage is a mixed bag
FOX’s Women’s World Cup opening weekend coverage is a mixed bag

If anyone has been tough on FOX’s soccer coverage, it’s been us. From so many highs and lows of recent years (with the lows being oh so low), we’re glad to say that based on FOX Sports’ opening weekend coverage of the Women’s World Cup, the network’s soccer coverage is showing measurable signs of […]

Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA
Do not let Sepp Blatter be the one to reform FIFA

I’m sick and tired of many in the soccer world taking the opportunity to laugh and celebrate the forthcoming departure of Sepp Blatter from FIFA. Yes, I’m pleased that the FIFA President will no longer be in office in six to nine months from now, but the reality is that […]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down
FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces he will step down

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that he will step down from his role as President as soon as a successor can be found. Blatter has called for an extraordinary FIFA Congress to be scheduled where his successor will be named. At that time, he will step down from his post. […]

Dallas soccer tournament canceled featuring Lyon, Pachuca, Newcastle, Swansea and Chivas
Dallas soccer tournament canceled featuring Lyon, Pachuca, Newcastle, Swansea and Chivas

The inaugural Dallas soccer tournament that promised Newcastle United, Lyon, Chivas, Pachuca, Swansea and other teams has decided to cancel this summer’s tournament, and will try to host the competition again next summer. Entitled the Intercontinental Peace Cup, the tournament listed Newcastle United, Swansea City, Malaga, Chivas de Guadalajara, Pachuca, […]

Premier League viewing figures on NBC Sports increase 9% compared to last season
Premier League viewing figures on NBC Sports increase 9% compared to last season

NBC Sports broke the record for the greatest average viewership of Premier League matches on US television when it averaged 479,000 viewers per game for the 2014/15 season. That was 9% greater than the 2013/14 average of 438,000. And the 2013/14 average was 114% greater than the 2012/13 average of 220,000 viewers […]