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.

Leicester City Win Promotion to the Premier League: Watch Players Celebrating [VIDEO]

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Congratulations to Leicester City on the club’s promotion to the Premier League. The Foxes have returned to the top flight of English soccer for the first time in a decade since getting relegated in 2004. Leicester defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 … Continue reading

Massimo Cellino Wins Appeal to Become Owner of Leeds United

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Massimo Cellino has won his appeal to become the new owner of Leeds United Football Club. The Italian businessman, who lives in Miami, was initially denied the takeover of Leeds after The Football League turned down his attempt to buy … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 33

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, April 5: Manchester City vs Southampton, 7:45am, NBCSN; Bill Leslie & Danny Mills Newcastle vs Man United, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan Aston Villa … Continue reading

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ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Nightly Soccer Report

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ESPN have added four analysts to its coverage of World Cup 2014 with the inclusion of Stewart Robson, Efan Ekoku, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller. The analysts will join the five World Cup analysts ESPN named in December, who are … Continue reading

Manchester United and Real Madrid to Play In Michigan on August 2

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Two of the biggest soccer teams in the world will play each other this summer in the United States. As we exclusively revealed in January, Manchester United and Real Madrid will play each other in the United States this summer … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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Just as the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals were played this week, today’s the chance for the eight teams left in the Europa League to make a mark in their first leg of the last 8. Today’s TV/Internet schedule for viewers … Continue reading

Popular Soccer App Changes Name and Adds New Functionality

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Soccer apps are an important part of a fan’s way of following the Beautiful Game. Hot on the heels of the launch of World Soccer Talk’s own iPhone and Android app, a German company has made significant changes to its … Continue reading

USMNT vs Mexico, 11:15pm ET Kickoff: Open Thread

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The US Men’s National Team plays Mexico tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a friendly match that will be televised live on UniMas, ESPN, WatchESPN and ESPN3.com. From 11-11:15pm ET, the pre-match coverage will be on ESPN2. The … Continue reading

NBC Sports Analyst Kyle Martino Heading to Mount Everest

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After Monday’s match between Sunderland and West Ham United, NBC Sports analyst Kyle Martino surprised many by stating it was going to be his last show of the season for NBCSN, but that he would return in the summer for … Continue reading

Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea and Real Madrid vs Dortmund, Champions League 1st Leg: Open Thread

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After yesterday’s entertaining matches between Barcelona-Atletico Madrid and Manchester United-Bayern Munich, we have two more treats in store today with the clash between “The Special One” and “The Only One” (PSG vs Chelsea) as well as another Real Madrid-Borussia Dortmund … Continue reading

Popularity of Premier League On US TV Boosts NBCSN’s Numbers

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The growing popularity of the Premier League in the United States is one of the reasons why NBCSN posted record numbers for the first quarter of 2014. NBCSN’s first quarter performance, excluding its coverage of the Winter Olympic Games, increased … Continue reading

The Dumbing Down Of Soccer Announcing By Gus Johnson and FOX Sports

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Last season, it was the Gus Johnson Experiment, with FOX Soccer throwing basketball announcer Gus Johnson into the deep end to announce several high-profile European soccer games for US television. The “car crash” was filled with numerous mistakes, with Johnson … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Bayern Munich and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, 1st Leg: Open Thread

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The quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League kick off today with two matches that will be played simultaneously, making it a tough decision which one to watch. For viewers in the United States, here is today’s TV and Internet schedule: … Continue reading

Aston Villa Announce Summer Preseason Tour to United States; Will Play 2 Games In Texas

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Aston Villa will be playing two pre-season friendlies in the United States this summer as part of its preparation for the 2014/15 Premier League season. Villa will play FC Dallas on July 23 and Houston Dynamo on July 26. It will … Continue reading

WATCH ESPN’s Ian Darke Commentating A Date In New World Cup Promo [VIDEO]

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ESPN today released a new promotional video in the lead-up to its World Cup 2014 coverage. The unique video features Ian Darke using his commentating skills in a different setting — a restaurant instead of a soccer stadium. While there’s a … Continue reading

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USMNT World Cup Away Shirt For Brazil 2014 Now Available: Official [PHOTOS]

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The US Men’s National Team and Nike have unveiled the USMNT World Cup away shirt that will be worn this year and at the World Cup. The USMNT red, white and blue away shirt features a bold design with a … Continue reading

Listen to the Bizarre Interview With Massimo Cellino, Potential Owner of Leeds United [AUDIO]

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Italian businessman Massimo Cellino will find out tomorrow whether his appeal to become the new owner of Leeds United will be approved or not. The Football League rejected his attempt to take over the club, but Cellino appealed the decision … Continue reading

Sunderland vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 32: Open Thread

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Sunderland keep on running out of chances to try to mount a campaign to avoid relegation. West Ham United, on the other hand, need a win to guarantee safety, so you would think that this one will end up a … Continue reading