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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.

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

Roberto Soldado Dismisses Post-Match Rumors And Urges Tottenham to Fight Together

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has responded to the rumors circling around the club after today’s 4-0 defeat against Liverpool. Twitter went into a tailspin today with a handful of unofficial fan accounts claiming that Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood was … Continue reading

WATCH Tim Sherwood Post-Match Interview; Admits Players Aren’t Improving Under His Watch [VIDEO]

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood was about as downbeat during his post-match interview as he seemed to be sitting in the stands at Anfield today. No passion. No conviction. No ideas. Clueless. In the post-match interview, Sherwood’s lack of emotion … Continue reading

Kaka Has Verbal Agreement to Join Orlando City In MLS Next Year, Says Source

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Brazilian maestro Kaka has a verbal agreement to join Orlando City in MLS next year, says Spanish newspaper AS. And AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has confirmed that Kaka can leave the club on a free transfer if AC Milan fail … Continue reading

WATCH Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera Poking Fun At Referees In New TV Commercial [VIDEO]

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Thumbs up to Mexico national team head coach Miguel Herrera for having a sense of humor. The manager of the Mexico team stars in a new TV commercial where he’s accompanied by a parrot. The parrot insults the refs, saying … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 32: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Fulham vs Everton, 8:30am, NBCSN Liverpool vs Spurs, 11am, NBCSN Starting line-ups: Fulham: Stockdale; Riise, Heitinga, Hangelaand, Kvist, Sidwell, Kasami, Holtby, Richardson, Riether, Dembele Subs: Stekelenburg, Diarra, Kačaniklić, Dejagah, … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 32: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Manchester United vs Aston Villa, 8:45am, NBCSN Crystal Palace vs Chelsea, 11am, NBCSN Southampton vs Newcastle, 11am, Premier League Extra Time Stoke vs Hull, 11am, Premier League Extra Time … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 32

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, March 29: Manchester United vs Aston Villa, 8:45am, NBCSN; Steve Banyard & Chris Waddle Crystal Palace vs Chelsea, 11am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan … Continue reading

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Gus Poyet Analyzes Why Jozy Altidore Has Flopped at Sunderland: Nightly Soccer Report

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At this stage of Jozy Altidore’s second season in the Premier League, you have to ponder which of his spells were worse — his season at Hull City or this current season with Sunderland. The young American striker has only … Continue reading

WATCH Cristiano Ronaldo And Pele Star In A Brand-New Soccer Commercial [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, we posted a photograph of the new global football ambassador for Emirates, standing in front of a steamed mirror on board an Emirates A380 plane. We had no idea who the star was, so we asked you … Continue reading