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 was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Who do you think should acquire TV rights to Copa America Centenario?
Who do you think should acquire TV rights to Copa America Centenario?

Last May, we reported that FOX Sports was on the verge of being announced as the TV rights holder to Copa America Centenario, which was to be held in the United States. And then the FIFA/CONCACAF/CONMEBOL scandals happened, which put the future of the tournament in doubt. After it was […]

Why the Capital One Cup is better than the FA Cup
Why the Capital One Cup is better than the FA Cup

When it comes to ranking the domestic cup competitions in England, most supporters list the FA Cup first and then the League Cup second. Sometimes, traditions are hard to break. The tendency to rank the FA Cup first comes from a glorified image of what the FA Cup used to be […]

Happy New Year to World Soccer Talk readers and listeners
Happy New Year to World Soccer Talk readers and listeners

On behalf of the the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year! The year 2015 has been our most successful one yet, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We appreciate your support and loyalty through all of the changes. […]

FOX Sports’ TV schedule revealed for FA Cup 3rd Round matches
FOX Sports’ TV schedule revealed for FA Cup 3rd Round matches

FOX Sports won’t be announcing their TV schedules for the FA Cup 3rd Round until next week, but we can share the details with you now so you can start making your plans of which games you’ll want to watch and which ones you want to DVR. While the 3rd […]

Leicester’s success creates a predicament for NBC’s TV scheduling
Leicester’s success creates a predicament for NBC’s TV scheduling

Depending on how you look at it, the surprise success of Leicester City is creating a predicament for NBCSN. Up until recently, the Premier League’s top teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City and Chelsea have continued to keep a stranglehold on the top positions in the […]

Happy Holidays from the team at World Soccer Talk
Happy Holidays from the team at World Soccer Talk

For many, myself included, Christmas is the most special time of the year. It’s a time to celebrate as well as to cherish your friends and family. And for many of us, it’s an opportunity to give and receive soccer-related gifts, as well as to prepare for the onslaught of […]

NBCSN has a gaping hole in its Premier League coverage
NBCSN has a gaping hole in its Premier League coverage

Last Thursday when news broke that Jose Mourinho had been sacked at Chelsea, it was arguably the biggest club soccer story of the year. Despite the serious implications of the news, one TV network in particular was silent and it illustrated a gaping hole in its coverage. That company was […]

DISH Network adds Premier League Extra Time channels
DISH Network adds Premier League Extra Time channels

DISH Network is adding the Premier League Extra Time channels to its programming beginning this Saturday, December 12. With Premier League Extra Time, soccer fans in the United States can watch any of the Premier League matches that are not shown on NBCSN, NBC or USA. “DISH customers with a […]

MLS sees 38% decline in 2015 MLS Cup TV viewing numbers
MLS sees 38% decline in 2015 MLS Cup TV viewing numbers

The final TV viewing numbers are in for 2015 MLS Cup, and it’s not good news. As we reported yesterday, the combined viewing figure for the Columbus-Portland game on ESPN and Univision Deportes was 874,000. The only number we were missing was UniMas. Despite positive numbers for last year’s final […]

Concerns about Brendan Rodgers replacing Garry Monk as Swansea manager
Concerns about Brendan Rodgers replacing Garry Monk as Swansea manager

Swansea City have sacked manager Garry Monk. The decision was made today, just days after the club lost 0-3 at home against Leicester City. Under Monk, the club had failed to win in its last 5 matches (the worst form in the Premier League). For Swansea City supporters, the decision […]

2015 MLS Cup scores 874,000 total viewers for Columbus-Portland final
2015 MLS Cup scores 874,000 total viewers for Columbus-Portland final

Despite recording the lowest-ever overnight rating in the league’s 20-year history, the final viewing number for the 2015 MLS Cup wasn’t as bad as some first feared. A total of 668,000 people watched the game on ESPN, while 206,000 viewed the game on Univision Deportes for a grand total of […]

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw features Exeter vs. Liverpool and Man United vs. Sheff Utd
FA Cup 3rd Round Draw features Exeter vs. Liverpool and Man United vs. Sheff Utd

The FA Cup 3rd Round draw has been completed, and several plum ties have been “picked out of the hat” including Exeter vs. Liverpool, Eastleigh vs. Bolton and Manchester United vs. Sheffield United. The 135th edition of the tournament began in July with 736 professional and amateur teams participating from across England and […]