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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.

Highs and lows of MLS’ opening weekend TV coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 26: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Chelsea vs Burnley, 10am, NBCSN, NBC Universo & NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Tony GaleSwansea vs Man United, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Barry HorneAston … Continue reading

Over half a million people watched PSG vs Chelsea on FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports 1′s coverage of the 1-1 draw between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday was viewed by an average audience of 501,000 people, making it FS1′s most-watched Round of 16 match ever, and the fourth most-watched Champions League match … Continue reading

Sling TV FAQ: Streaming HD-quality soccer games to your computer, phone and tablet

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Since the news about Sling TV was announced in January, we’ve received a lot of questions about the service, what it means for soccer fans and how it works, so instead of continuing to reply to each comment or e-mail individually, … Continue reading

Sling TV offers ESPN, beIN SPORTS and Univision Deportes to sports fans and cord cutters

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sling TV, a brand-new online streaming service, is now available that provides sports fans and cord cutters with access to ESPN, beIN SPORTS and more than 20 other network channels. The service is available in the United States and no cable … Continue reading

Download the World Soccer Talk apps for Android and Apple iOS smartphones and tablets

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk now has brand-new apps available for Android and Apple iOS devices so you can read the latest news and opinion pieces from us on your smartphones or tablets. The apps are free. You can download the World … Continue reading