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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 Weekend Premier League Soccer Coverage, Oct 18-20

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After a two week international break that felt like a month, it was a welcome return to see the Premier League back on our television sets this past weekend. It almost felt as if the teams had bottled up all … Continue reading

36 Goals (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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After two weeks of solitude on the international break, Premier League football has returned with a bang, featuring a fistful of red cards, controversial incidents, own goals and goals galore. Premier League, now that you’re back, don’t ever leave us … Continue reading

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Interview With Nate Abaurrea; World Soccer Talk Podcast Analyst

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If you’ve listened to the World Soccer Talk Podcast this season, you’ll be familiar with the voice of the Liverpool Football Club-loving Nate Abaurrea, the American who has added an unpredictability to the podcast with his wit, sharp analysis, football songs … Continue reading

ESPN FC Website Now Publishing Premier League Goal Highlights

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ESPN has begun publishing goal highlights from the Premier League on its ESPN FC website. UPDATE: ESPN says that their ESPN FC website has been publishing highlights of Premier League goals since December, 2013. Plus, ESPNFC.com also offers highlights of … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 8: Starting Lineups, TV Schedule & Open Thread

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Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Manchester City vs Spurs, 7:45am, NBCSN and mun2 and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee DixonCrystal Palace vs Chelsea, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Tony GaleArsenal … Continue reading

Ask Your Questions to Nick Webster Live at 3pm ET/Noon PT/8pm UK Time

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World Soccer Talk Podcast host Nick Webster is doing a Reddit AMA today (Friday, October 17) at 3pm ET/Noon PT. Join the Reddit AMA right now by clicking this link. With a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”), you can ask Nick any questions … Continue reading

Join Nick Webster For His Reddit AMA On Friday at 3pm ET

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Nick Webster, formerly of FOX Soccer and now the host of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, will be on Reddit on Friday afternoon, October 17 at 3pm ET/Noon PT for a Reddit AMA (ask me anything). If you haven’t had a chance to participate … Continue reading

Receive Weekly Soccer TV Listings With Our Free Email Newsletter

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Beginning today, you can now receive a comprehensive guide to the weekly soccer TV and Internet listings with a free newsletter delivered to your email in-box every Thursday night. This Week In Soccer features TV and Internet listings for the … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas And Brad Friedel Close to Joining FOX Sports, Says Source

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UPDATE (December 9, 2014): FOX Sports has confirmed that Brad Friedel will join the broadcaster as an analyst in 2015. FOX Sports is close to finalizing deals to acquire Alexi Lalas and Brad Friedel as its newest soccer analysts, says a … Continue reading

Men In Blazers TV Ratings Are Literally Sub-Optimal

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It’s still only early days in Men In Blazers making the transformation to a weekly TV show, but based on the preliminary TV ratings for the first 3 shows of the season, the results are literally sub-optimal. After 3 episodes … Continue reading

Why Don Garber’s Outburst Against Jurgen Klinsmann Is Good News For MLS

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This week’s war of words between USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS Commissioner Don Garber is exactly what the league needs to make it more entertaining and intriguing off the pitch than on it. It’s just a shame that … Continue reading

MLS Commissioner Slams Jurgen Klinsmann Comments As Detrimental to League

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber went on the defensive Wednesday during a teleconference call with reporters and criticized US Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments as being “detrimental to the league and the sport of soccer in the US” … Continue reading

Why It’s Time for Premier League Clubs To Play League Games Overseas

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After news leaked this week that the Premier League is exploring possibilities about expanding globally to include league games played overseas in select markets, many in the English media were quick to share their disdain for the idea even though the chairman … Continue reading

FOX Sports Making Baby Steps to Improve Its Soccer Coverage

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It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of FOX Sports’ poor soccer coverage during the past two years where they’ve committed a catalog of mistakes and thumbed its noses at its core soccer audience. Thankfully, FOX Sports is beginning to see the … Continue reading

Shoving Matches (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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There’s plenty to discuss from this weekend’s Premier League action, so not surprisingly the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew tackle the Battle of Stamford Bridge first before discussing and analyzing the other 9 matches from Gameweek 7. As always, let’s … Continue reading

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Swansea City Progress Report for August-September

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As a Swansea City supporter, consider me unimpressed by the season thus far for the Welsh team. While the Swans are sitting comfortably in fifth position, the team still could be doing much better than they are currently. It’s that … Continue reading

Goals of the Season (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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We saw two goals on Saturday that will be in the running for the best goals of the season come the end of the season. In addition to those two wonder strikes courtesy of Phil Jagielka and Graziano Pelle, we … Continue reading

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Against The Odds (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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There were several shock results in the Premier League this past weekend, and who better to dissect all of the matches than the World Soccer Talk Podcast team? As always, there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s get to it. … Continue reading

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