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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.

1.4 million+ watched Chelsea-Man United and Arsenal-Reading on NBC and FOX last Saturday

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The viewing numbers are in for the broadcasts by NBC and FOX over-the-air networks for last Saturday’s simultaneous live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Manchester United and Arsenal versus Reading in the FA Cup semi-final. NBC’s live broadcast … Continue reading

Who do you think will win the Premier League US TV rights for 2016-19?

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In May or June of this year, the bidding for the 2016-19 Premier League TV rights is expected to begin with FOX Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports ready to begin a bidding war to determine who will acquire the rights to the … Continue reading

FOX Sports and ESPN won’t submit a joint bid for Premier League US TV rights, says report

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FOX Sports and ESPN will not submit a joint bid for the Premier League US TV rights this summer for the 2016-19 cycle, according to a report today in SportsBusiness Daily. The TV networks expected to bid for the prestigious Premier … Continue reading

Soccer Morning to launch 2-hour daily show on Sirius XM beginning May 4

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Soccer Morning, the daily soccer discussion and interview show, will launch a brand-new 2-hour daily show on Sirius XM satellite radio beginning May 4 in addition to continuing its free daily morning show live on at its new time … Continue reading

FOX Sports 1 scores 806,000 viewers for USA-Mexico friendly

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Wednesday’s friendly between USA and Mexico in San Antonio, Texas averaged 806,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating on FOX Sports 1. The English-language broadcast featured commentary duo John Strong and Alexi Lalas with a studio team that included … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur to play MLS All-Star Team this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur will be the featured opponent in this summer’s MLS All-Star Game to be held at the Colorado Rapids stadium near Denver on July 29, 2015. Spurs will be the 10th different international team to have played the MLS … Continue reading

Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and PSG to play in International Champions Cup

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Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and others will be among the teams participating in this summer’s 2015 International Champions Cup tournament, Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures announced today. The tournament, which is in its third year, will feature several of … Continue reading

Manchester derby ranks as most-watched Premier League game in US cable TV history

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Sunday’s Manchester United against Manchester City derby televised on NBCSN averaged 1.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched Premier League match in US cable TV history. The broadcast, which peaked at 1.3 million viewers, was aired from 11am-1pm ET live … Continue reading

FOX and NBC to broadcast English soccer games on Saturday on free-to-air networks

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If ever you wanted an indication at how English soccer is becoming more popular in the United States, this Saturday will be a perfect example as both free-to-air networks FOX and NBC will broadcast live matches at the same time. … Continue reading

Schedule for NBC’s Premier League studio coverage from England this weekend

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For the first time ever, NBC’s critically-acclaimed team of talent and production staff responsible for its coverage of the Premier League will be assembled in the United Kingdom for what promises to be an excellent weekend of soccer. NBC’s US- … Continue reading

Dutch Eredivisie is available in US again, as well as other leagues from NGSN

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The Dutch Eredivisie has been the red-headed stepchild of sports networks in the United States for too long. The entertaining Dutch league, which features rich histories, passionate supporters and skillful footballers, has bounced around from ESPN3 to GolTV and other … Continue reading

How to listen to or watch Soccer Morning, the daily online soccer show

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Soccer Morning, hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, is the most popular online daily soccer show in the United States. The 60+ minute daily weekday show streams live on the Internet and is available on-demand for audio … Continue reading

DishWorld rebrands as Sling International: What soccer fans need to know

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DishWorld, one of a few online streaming services available to soccer fans and cord cutters in the United States, has been rebranded as Sling International. But what does this mean for soccer fans and current customers? The most important distinction is … Continue reading

Who’s your favorite co-commentator?

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While soccer commentators are often in the spotlight more because they do most of the talking in a match, the role of a co-commentator cannot be understated, especially when it’s a good one. In the case of a co-commentator, sometimes less is … Continue reading

Sportel America conference continues in grow in size and importance

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If you’ve ever wondered where and how TV networks strike many of the deals with the leagues and agencies that handle the rights to soccer and other sports, look no further than the Sportel conferences that are held around the world each year. … Continue reading

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Interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer, soccer analyst and political consultant

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Over the years, Kartik Krishnaiyer has established himself as one of the preeminent voices in American soccer. Never short of an opinion, Krishnaiyer is an encyclopedia of knowledge, traveling across the southeastern United States to watch the game at all … Continue reading

Listen to World Soccer Talk Radio live from 9-10pm ET with guest Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Tonight’s debut episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features host Nate Abaurrea and special guest Kartik Krishnaiyer. Listen to the show live between 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT) via Sports Byline on the radio, the Sports Byline website, the Tune-In app … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Radio makes its debut on Sports Byline sports talk network

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World Soccer Talk Radio will make its debut on Sports Byline, America’s sports talk network, tonight from 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT). Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, World Soccer Talk Radio is a nightly soccer news and discussion show that will air Mondays … Continue reading