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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.

EPL Talk Show: Champions League Final Special

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Don’t forget to listen to tonight’s live episode of the EPL Talk Show (10pm ET, 7pm PT, 3am GMT) where we’ll discuss the Champions League Final and chat with guest co-host John Nicholson from Football 365. Here’s how you can … Continue reading

Aston Villa Restores Holte Hotel to its Former Glory

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In the next few weeks, Aston Villa will reopen a part of its history when the Holte Hotel restoration is completed outside Villa Park. The Victorian building, which dates back to the 19th century, used to feature 10 bedrooms, its … Continue reading

How Much Premier League Clubs Earn from Sponsorship Deals

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While we all know that Manchester United finished at the top of the Premier League table this season, how do the top 20 teams compare in the financial league table? How much money are the teams pulling in from their … Continue reading

Interview with JP Dellacamera

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This week’s episode of the EPL Talk Podcast features an exclusive interview with legendary U.S. soccer commentator JP Dellacamera. Dellacamera previews this week’s Champions League Final (where he’ll be hosting the pre-game show starting at 2pm ET on ESPN2 on … Continue reading

News From Around The World of Football

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Here are a few articles from this past weekend that were of interest to me and that you will probably find interesting too: An excellent article in The Times from the man who is on top of his game, Gabriele … Continue reading

Premier League Drops 'Premiership' Name in UK

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Blink and you may have missed it, but this past weekend the English Premier League announced that it officially changed the name of its league from the Barclays Premiership to Barclays Premier League. Previously, the official names used was Barclays … Continue reading

Reviews of Joost, Football Focus & Inside Sport

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I had the opportunity today to test out Joost, a new web site that’s in beta from the creators of Skype. Joost is essentially a network of TV channels online. Rather than live programming, the web site offers some of … Continue reading

Beckham Inspires Real Madrid to Late Win

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If GolTV and Spain’s Primera Liga wanted to advertise the superiority of La Liga, today was the perfect advertisement. The triple bill of Deportivo La Coruna v Sevilla, Recreativo Huelva v Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona was simply … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Rated Best Quality by Fans

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Soccer fans have rated Fox Soccer Channel as the number one network for quality soccer programming. That’s according to the latest poll by EPL Talk. Thirty four percent of the fans chose Fox Soccer Channel, while Setanta Sports was close … Continue reading

Preston’s Summer U.S. Preseason Tour Announced

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Championship side Preston North End, one of the most historic clubs in England, will play three friendlies this summer on the west coast of the United States. Preston, who will be based at a Seattle training camp for 10 days, … Continue reading

Preston’s Summer U.S. Preseason Tour Announced

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Championship side Preston North End, one of the most historic clubs in England, will play three friendlies this summer on the west coast of the United States. Preston, who will be based at a Seattle training camp for 10 days, … Continue reading

Episode 2 of the EPL Talk Show This Wednesday

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The second episode of the EPL Talk Show has been scheduled and will air live over the Internet on Wednesday, May 23rd (the night of the Champions League Final) at 10pm ET (7pm PT, 3am GMT). I’ll be joined by … Continue reading

Introducing Major League Soccer Talk

Posted on by Christopher Harris

With the Premiership season over, many of us (myself included) are craving more soccer/football. The perfect antidote is Spain’s La Liga for a few more weeks, but don’t overlook Major League Soccer, which has been revitalized this summer with the … Continue reading

Mailbag: Tim Howard Loan Deal & Euro Leagues

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In the past week, I received many excellent e-mails, two of which I thought I’d share with you. The first is a question and the second is a statement. Feel free to respond to these two points by clicking the … Continue reading

Best Match of the 2006/2007 Premiership Season

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What was your favorite match of the entire 06/07 EPL season? Reader Damir Selimovic submitted this story. West Ham United 3 v 4 Tottenham Hotspur Upton Park; March 4, 2007 If you are searching for a game to simplify the … Continue reading

Chelsea Adds Third Friendly to U.S. Tour

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Chelsea will play Club America at Stanford Stadium on July 14 at 6pm PT. The match will be the first of Chelsea’s three friendlies scheduled this summer in the United States. The second is against Suwon Bluewings on July 17, … Continue reading

Welcome to Major League Soccer Talk

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Since the year the league began in 1996, Major League Soccer (MLS) has transitioned from a league that many thought wouldn’t survive into one that’s making waves around the world. Major League Soccer Talk will capture the sights and sounds … Continue reading