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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.

Official: Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet

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Sunderland has sacked manager Gus Poyet. Poyet took training on Monday morning with the Sunderland team, but he was sacked afterwards in a pre-arranged meeting with club executives. Sunderland recently the following statement to confirm the news: “Sunderland AFC have … Continue reading

SmartNews app launches World Soccer Talk channel

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If you’re a news junkie like me, you’ll want to check out SmartNews, which is honestly the best app I’ve ever seen for aggregating news. I’ve tried Flipboard, BBC News, CNN, Feedly, and others, but none of them gives me … Continue reading

CONCACAF announces USA opponents and schedule for 2015 Gold Cup

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The USA Men’s National Team will face Panama, Haiti and the winner of the Honduras-French Guiana playoff in the Group Stage of this summer’s 2015 Gold Cup, CONCACAF announced today. The schedule and stadiums for the USA team in the Group Stage is as … Continue reading

MLS TV viewing figures are in for opening weekend of games

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The TV viewing figures for the opening weekend of the 2015 MLS season are in. While they’re not earth shattering, the numbers were positive for ESPN and UniMas but disappointing for FOX Sports. An average viewing audience of 539,000 watched … Continue reading

UniMas scores record numbers for MLS match on Spanish-language network

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The opening game of the 2015 MLS season was the most-viewed MLS match ever among non-Hispanics on a Spanish-language network. UniMás’ broadcast of the MLS season opener, LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, delivered gains of +44% among Total Viewers and … Continue reading

Highs and lows of MLS’ opening weekend TV coverage

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Major League Soccer couldn’t have picked a better weekend to launch its 20th season after a boring, quiet and uneventful FA Cup weekend in England. Soccer fans were craving goals, and MLS dutifully supplied them with an average of 2.25 … Continue reading

FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision announce MLS coverage plans for 2015 season

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The 2015 season of MLS will feature a brand-new TV deal with broadcasters FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision Deportes combining forces to provide soccer fans with regularly scheduled games throughout the season. With new teams Orlando City and New York … Continue reading

Chelsea medic Eva Carneiro subjected to sexist chants by Manchester United fans [VIDEO]

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Chelsea medic Eva Carneiro was subjected to despicable sexist chants and taunts by Manchester United supporters during the Premier League game between the two sides in October, 2014. The footage, which was shot by a supporter in the ground at Old … Continue reading

FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

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The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Simon Evans and Kyle McCarthy live from 10-11:15am ET

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Today’s Soccer Morning will discuss the latest news and headlines as well as the major news of the past 24 hours — that the MLS Players’ Union and owners have agreed a deal in principle for a CBA for the next … Continue reading

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor

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Sunderland attacking midfielder Adam Johnson has been arrested in England on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor. The girl, not named, is a 15-year-old. Police searched Johnson’s property today, where they also found a loaded firearm at Johnson’s £1.85 … Continue reading

How much do you pay for your cable or satellite bill?

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Cable and satellite bills are like plane tickets. You could be sitting in Economy class as your plane is taxi-ing down the runway, but the majority of passengers in the plane have paid a variety of prices for their seat — some … Continue reading

FOX scores biggest viewing audience ever for Champions League Round of 16 game

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FOX Sports scored its biggest viewing audience ever for a UEFA Champions League game on FOX Sports 1 when an average viewing audience of 779,000 tuned in to watch Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday from 2:30pm-5pm ET. The Manchester … Continue reading

fuboTV adds beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming coverage

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fuboTV has announced that they’ve expanded their sports portfolio to include beIN SPORTS to its online soccer streaming package. beIN SPORTS is one of the leading sports networks in the United States for fans of the beautiful game. beIN has the … Continue reading

FOX Sports names Rob Stone as presenter of Women’s World Cup coverage

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First, let me congratulate Rob Stone who has been named the primetime presenter for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be televised by FOX Sports. Second, sometimes you can’t make this stuff up, but did David Neal, executive … Continue reading

FOX Sports trying to get Ian Darke for its World Cup 2018 coverage, says report

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FOX Sports tried to hire Ian Darke to be one of its commentators for the FIFA World Cup 2018, according to a report in The Big Lead. The Big Lead reports that several sources confirmed that FOX Sports tried to … Continue reading

Watch FOX Sports’ latest Women’s World Cup commercial [VIDEO]

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FOX Sports has premiered its latest promotional video ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Just like FOX’s first Women’s World Cup commercial, the new video focuses its attention on the US Women’s National Team (are they the only side participating in … Continue reading