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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.

Don Garber’s Insistence On Downtown Miami Location Is An Easy Out For MLS

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber reiterated this week that David Beckham must find a downtown Miami location for his MLS stadium. Otherwise, MLS will not expand to the city. Garber said: “Miami remains a top priority for us. But we are … Continue reading

Manchester United Plans to Return to US For 2015 Summer Tour

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Manchester United is planning on returning to the United States next summer for several high-profile games to be played across the country. Details are sketchy at the moment, but The Daily Telegraph newspaper is reporting that United has been invited … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Inter Milan: International Champions Cup Game at Berkeley [PHOTOS]

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A huge crowd of 62,583 soccer fans descended on Berkeley, California on Saturday to watch Real Madrid and Inter Milan play in the 2014 International Champions Cup. World Soccer Talk photographer Josh Tomlinson was on hand to capture some of the … Continue reading

Official: Arsenal Sign Defender Calum Chambers From Southampton

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Arsenal has finalized its fourth signing of the summer with Southampton right back Calum Chambers joining the club on a £16million deal. The Gunners have signed David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Alexis Sanchez and now Chambers in one of the busiest … Continue reading

New York City FC Signs England Veteran Midfielder Frank Lampard

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MLS team New York City FC today announced the signing of England veteran midfielder Frank Lampard on a two-year contract. Lampard, who holds the record as Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, was unveiled as New York City FC’s newest signing, where … Continue reading

Winners and Losers Of Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Gylfi Sigurdsson Transfer Deals

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Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City have finalized the transfer deals between each club with Ben Davies and Michel Vorm heading to Spurs, while Gylfi Sigurdsson heads to Swansea. But in this convenient series of transfer deals, who are the winners … Continue reading

NBC Sports Bringing Premier League Games Into Movie Theaters Nationwide

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For soccer fans in the United States, the Premier League has already rekindled many memories of getting up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. The ritual among many adult soccer fans is now to watch Premier League games on NBCSN … Continue reading

Ben Davies Spotted Training With Tottenham Hotspur [PHOTOS]

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Tottenham Hotspur has yet to officially announce the signing of Swansea City left back Ben Davies. However, the Welsh defender has been spotted training with Tottenham Hotspur in Toronto today, ahead of the club’s friendly against Toronto FC on Wednesday … Continue reading

Manchester United Announces 25-Man Squad For US Summer Tour

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Manchester United has announced its 25-man squad for the 2014 US summer tour. The squad will feature stars such as Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Danny Welbeck, David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and new signings Luke Shaw and Ander … Continue reading

Which League Stands to Benefit the Most From the World Cup Bounce?

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Every four years, soccer in the United States experiences a World Cup bounce where the popularity of the sport spikes, and interest continues to rise. During every single World Cup in the United States, new soccer fans are born. But … Continue reading

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USA And England Fall In FIFA World Rankings While Germany Climbs to the Top

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FIFA has released its latest World Rankings, which ranks the strongest teams in the world based on the average number of points they gain in a match as well as a combination of other factors. Germany climbs into first place … Continue reading

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

NBC Sports Announces Premier League Schedule For First 3 Months of Season

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NBC Sports has announced its Premier League schedule for the first 3 months of the 2014/15 season. Premier League action returns one month from today when the first match of the 2014/15 season kicks off featuring Manchester United against Swansea … Continue reading

US TV Schedule for Preseason Friendlies Featuring Premier League Teams

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The start of the 2014/15 Premier League season is just weeks away (see TV schedule here). But between now and the beginning of August, there are plenty of preseason friendlies featuring Premier League teams to help give you a fix … Continue reading

Join 2014-15 Fantasy Premier League, World Soccer Talk Private League

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Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league. Last season, especially earlier in the season, we were ranked in … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Hits 6 Million Monthly Pageviews

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For the month of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, World Soccer Talk had 2.5 million unique visitors, and generated 6.1 million pageviews for its best month ever. Compared to World Soccer Talk’s metrics for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, pageviews … Continue reading

Schedule of Premier League Games On US TV Revealed For August Through September

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The return of the soccer season is just weeks away with the Premier League scheduled to return to action on Saturday, August 10. Now that Sky Sports and BT Sport have carved out which games the UK broadcasters will show … Continue reading

Manchester United Secure $1.2 Billion Shirt Deal With Adidas

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Manchester United have secured a new shirt deal with adidas, where the Old Trafford club will net $1.2 billion over the next 10 years. The £75million-a-year deal begins with the 2015/16 season when Manchester United will wear adidas shirts instead … Continue reading