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.
New 07/08 Aston Villa Away Shirt
New 07/08 Aston Villa Away Shirt

During today’s press conference to unveil Nigel Reo-Coker as Martin O’Neill’s latest signing, the English midfielder and former West Ham United player wore what must undoubtedly be Aston Villa’s new away shirt (pictured bottom right). The blue shirt features the new Aston Villa crest with white and claret accents. The […]

Aston Villa 07/08 Home Shirt Revealed
Aston Villa 07/08 Home Shirt Revealed

The anticipation has been building to see what Aston Villa’s new kit design will look like for the 07/08 season. And, at last, it has now been uncovered. Aston Villa’s new 07/08 home and away shirts are manufactured by Nike. The home shirt (pictured) features the famous claret and blue […]

Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors

I just want to take a pause to thank a new sponsor to EPL Talk. It’s Razorgator.com who have a great selection of those hard-to-find tickets to soccer games throughout the United States. Razorgator.com has tickets for the upcoming friendlies in the States involving Chelsea, Celtic and many others. Go […]

Carlos Tevez Set to Join the Old Trafford Revolution
Carlos Tevez Set to Join the Old Trafford Revolution

The English newspapers are reporting that Carlos Tevez is poised to become Manchester United’s latest signing as early as next week. If the deal goes through, the implications for the Old Trafford club would be enormous. First, United will have managed to secure the biggest transfer target of the summer […]

Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!

I’m finally catching up on some of the e-mails I’ve been meaning to get to, so this one is sort of timely… Courtesy of EPL Talk reader eplnfl, here’s a photo slideshow from the recent USA v Canada Gold Cup match from Soldier Field, Chicago — including a photo of […]

New 07/08 Everton Away Shirt Revealed
New 07/08 Everton Away Shirt Revealed

Everton has released its new away shirt for the 2007/2008 season and, for once, the design is simple, understated and classic compared with the other audacious new away shirts from Premier League clubs such as Chelsea, Reading, Spurs and Newcastle United. Everton’s away shirt, like their home kit, is manufactured […]

Sheffield United Condemned to Championship Again
Sheffield United Condemned to Championship Again

With the decision by the arbitration panel today ruling against Sheffield United, the precedent has been set for clubs to be deceitful in the future regarding transfers, face the penalty of getting fined but avoid a points deduction. If West Ham United can do it, what’s stopping other teams from […]

Man United Finds Its Way On to HBO’s Entourage
Man United Finds Its Way On to HBO’s Entourage

Was tonight’s episode of Entourage, the hippest show on HBO, the tipping point for soccer in the American mainstream? For those of you who missed it, lead character Vincent Chase walks into Dennis Hopper’s house and what is everyone watching but no less than a Manchester United against Blackburn Rovers […]

Why EPL Clubs Should Buy English Not Foreign Players
Why EPL Clubs Should Buy English Not Foreign Players

By John Nicholson Here’s a mantra you’ll all be familiar with: English born players are over-priced. That’s why clubs buy so many overseas players. You get good players for much less money. That’s the received wisdom. We can all point to examples to prove this. Everton paid just a couple […]

Argentina 4-1 United States: The Harsh Reality
Argentina 4-1 United States: The Harsh Reality

It’s the morning after the night before and all throughout America I imagine there are many soccer fans with their heads stooped a little lower today. After being convincingly beaten 4-1 by Argentina in their first match in the Copa America, the harsh realization is that the United States was […]

Sky Sports Not Making Life Easy for Setanta in UK
Sky Sports Not Making Life Easy for Setanta in UK

EPL Talk reader Tokyo Toffeeman wrote in to say how “coincidental” it was that Sky Sports decided to broadcast its live Championship coverage for the 07/08 season at the same time that Setanta will be broadcasting its package of matches. Seems like Sky is already trying to make life difficult […]

New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community
New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community

The number of bloggers contributing to the EPL Talk Community has grown by one. Michael James, aka, is now the sixth blogger with the launch of his English Soccer Talk blog.You may know Michael from his postings on the Soccer Shout comments section or his original English Soccer Talk blog […]

Hear the new English Premier League Theme Song
Hear the new English Premier League Theme Song

The English Premier League will unveil a new anthem starting with the 2007/2008 season with a theme song entitled “My Saturday Self” by musician Peter Lawlor, and you can hear a shortened version of the song here first courtesy of a tip-off by reader David Carroll.The song definitely sounds like […]

Mexico Stuns Brazil in Another Copa America Shock
Mexico Stuns Brazil in Another Copa America Shock

For the second night in a row, there’s been a huge upset in Copa America. The opening night it was Peru’s emphatic 3-0 win against Uruguay. Tonight, it was an even bigger shock as Mexico annihilated Brazil with a 2-0 win. I say annihilated because Brazil was hardly in the […]

Back From The Dead: A Game of Two Halves Podcast
Back From The Dead: A Game of Two Halves Podcast

For many of you old timers to the world of soccer podcasts, your first foray into soccer podcasts may have been The Treble or A Game of Two Halves. While the former continues, the latter has been missing in action for over six months. Until now, that is. A Game […]

Copa America Kicks Off on GolTV
Copa America Kicks Off on GolTV

I had the pleasure yesterday evening to watch the opening match of Copa America as Peru shocked Uruguay 3-0 in a thoroughly entertaining match. The Peruvians were incredibly impressive in all areas of the pitch. And what a magnificent goal by Juan Carlos Marino to make it 2-0 for Peru. […]

Chelsea & Aston Villa U.S. Friendlies on Fox
Chelsea & Aston Villa U.S. Friendlies on Fox

This July, Fox Soccer Channel will be broadcasting Chelsea’s first friendly of the summer against the Suwon Bluewings on Tuesday, July 17, live at 11pm ET. The match will debut Chelsea’s new yellow dayglo away jersey.Eight days later, you can watch the Toronto FC v Aston Villa friendly on Fox […]

Deal Between Setanta and DISH Network Imminent
Deal Between Setanta and DISH Network Imminent

EPL Talk can exclusively reveal that the deal between Setanta Sports and DISH Network will be completed within weeks according to an unconfirmed source. Elsewhere there are strong rumors that Setanta Sports will be available in Canada in the very near future. As soon as we hear more news, we’ll […]