Christopher Harris

Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. 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.
"How Soccer Explains The World" Book Review
"How Soccer Explains The World" Book Review

By Lonnie Smetana Ever since it was first released, Franklin Foer’s book “How Soccer Explains The World” has been widely talked about. With the leagues over for the summer, I was lucky enough to finally get around to cracking open a copy of the book to kick off my summer […]

No Real Winners in Galaxy v Chelsea Charade
No Real Winners in Galaxy v Chelsea Charade

I ask just one question. Now that David Beckham’s LA Galaxy debut is over, who gained anything from it? Think about that for a second. Other than generating money, who were the winners now that the friendly is complete? It certainly wasn’t the spectators or TV viewers who were fed […]

Drugs, Setanta & Rock 'n' Roll
Drugs, Setanta & Rock 'n' Roll

By John Nicholson In the UK, Setanta has started running ads for its new live Premiership coverage, clearly keen to get a whole hoard of new punters to stump up some hard earned wonga for their service. Fair enough. However, the ads they are running have the song ‘Good Times’ […]

Man Utd's Asian Focus Is Bad News for U.S.
Man Utd's Asian Focus Is Bad News for U.S.

It doesn’t seem that Manchester United will be rushing back to the United States for preseason friendlies anytime soon. Man United Chief Executive David Gill is quoted in The Guardian newspaper as saying that Asia and Africa, instead of America, will be the focus to globalize their brand. I wonder, […]

Latest News from Everton's U.S. Tour
Latest News from Everton's U.S. Tour

Chelsea isn’t the only English team touring the States this summer. In addition to Aston Villa, Everton is Stateside and the Merseyside club is already making quite a bit of news: If you’d rather not watch Chelsea take on the LA Galaxy Saturday night at 8:30pm ET on ESPN, you […]

Fox & Setanta Finalize August EPL TV Schedule
Fox & Setanta Finalize August EPL TV Schedule

The complete TV schedule for EPL matches during the first few weeks of the 2007/2008 season is now finalized, EPL Talk can reveal. Here’s what we know so far (the newly discovered listings are highlighted in bold): Saturday, August 11 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports West Ham […]

Chelsea v Club America Friendly: Photos & More
Chelsea v Club America Friendly: Photos & More

Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Peter Pelham, here’s his account of the Chelsea 2-1 Club America friendly including images. Thanks Peter! “A great new stadium (incidentally, demolition and rebuild done in 9 months!) on the Stanford University campus. Approx 47,000 attendance in a 55,000 capacity stadium. The Mexican fans were […]

Bull Durham
Bull Durham

I’m on vacation this week in North Carolina, so the quantity of blog postings will dwindle, but I’ll try and write when I get the opportunity. It’s actually a great week to visit the EPL Talk Community where you can read blogs from six EPL Talk readers and participate in […]

Don't Believe The Hype: David Beckham
Don't Believe The Hype: David Beckham

I realize than even by writing this article, I’m contributing to the mass hysteria revolving around the David Beckham story, but I have to say a few things. I’ve purposefully avoided much talk about Becks on the EPL Talk Podcast and this, the EPL Talk Blog for many reasons. Most […]

Roundup of Soccer News From Around the World
Roundup of Soccer News From Around the World

If you missed the Brazil against Uruguay semi-final of Copa America last night, you could have seen a classic. The entertainment value was extremely high as both teams came so close to winning the match within regulation. Uruguay continually threatened Brazil and were unfortunate not to win the match. After […]

New 07/08 Portsmouth Home Shirt Revealed
New 07/08 Portsmouth Home Shirt Revealed

The new 07/08 Portsmouth home shirt was unveiled last night. This season, Pompey will be wearing kits from kit manufacturer Canterbury who are more synonymous with rugby than soccer. Canterbury is to be applauded for a sleek design. The gold trim around the edge of the Pompey shirt looks impressive, […]

UK TV Schedule for Premier League Matches
UK TV Schedule for Premier League Matches

Here’s the UK TV schedule for the first four months of the 07/08 Premier League season. For the first time, Setanta Sports will be showing the matches in the UK in addition to Sky Sports. Note that Sky hasn’t determined which Sky channels their matches will be on, for now: […]

Schedule for Premier League Matches on U.S. TV
Schedule for Premier League Matches on U.S. TV

Here’s the TV schedule for Premier League matches for the first four months of the 2007/2008 season for viewers in the United States. It’s by no means complete (the Saturday 10am ET matches and midweek matches have to be confirmed), but here’s what we know for sure so far: Saturday, […]

Blackburn Rovers will be wearing Umbro Shirts
Blackburn Rovers will be wearing Umbro Shirts

Blackburn Rovers has made a late decision and has decided to sign a contract with Umbro instead of Lonsdale for their 2007/2008 football kit. The move to Umbro is unusual because Rovers fans, in the latter half of last season, voted on new designs from Lonsdale (see story here). While […]

Join The EPL Talk Fantasy Premier League
Join The EPL Talk Fantasy Premier League

It’s that time of the year when the Fantasy Premier League is open for you to join. Unlike other fantasy football games, this one is free and EPL Talk even chips in and awards prizes to the winner like we did last season. The best part is you can join […]

Is Man United Touring the United States in July?
Is Man United Touring the United States in July?

Either the English newspapers know something we don’t know or they’re guilty of sloppy journalism, but the following newspaper articles in The Independent and The Guardian both state that Manchester United will be touring the United States in mid-July. We do know that Manchester United are scheduled to play friendlies […]

New 07/08 Everton Third Shirt
New 07/08 Everton Third Shirt

An image has appeared on the Internet which is reportedly a picture of Everton’s third strip. The rough design of the 2007/2008 Everton third shirt is black except for the logo, which is green. Just this past week, Everton released its new away shirt, which is white in color. Everton’s […]

Premier League-Related News Pouring In
Premier League-Related News Pouring In

Here are some of the interesting tidbits of Premier League-related news that you may be interested in: Setanta Sports has confirmed that French World Cup Winner Emmanuel Petit has joined the Irish broadcaster as a soccer pundit. Petit joins Paul Dempsey, Pat Nolan, Les Ferdinand, Angus Young and Steve McManaman […]