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.
Premier League Clubs Favor China Over United States
Premier League Clubs Favor China Over United States

It’s already almost the middle of June and the disappointing news for fans of the English Premier League in America is that only two English sides have announced preseason friendly tours to the United States thus far: Chelsea and Aston Villa. Chelsea will be playing three matches in the States, […]

Carlos To Leave Madrid
Carlos To Leave Madrid

Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has agreed to join Turkish champions Fenerbahce at the end of the season. The 34-year-old left-back will leave Real June 30th. Carlos told Spanish newspaper Marca: “Fenerbahce are the club that have shown most interest in signing me and they convinced me with their project. […]

Setanta Sports Expands its Team of EPL Pundits
Setanta Sports Expands its Team of EPL Pundits

Setanta’s team of pundits for the 2007/2008 season is continuing to grow. In the past few months, they announced that Steve McClaren McManaman, Angus Young and Steve Bower will join the Irish company. Setanta has added Les Ferdinand to their ranks and The Guardian is reporting that Emmanuel Petit is […]

Premier League Stories You May Have Missed
Premier League Stories You May Have Missed

Here are some of the stories from around the world about the Premier League that you may have missed: Man United’s match in Seoul, Korea on July 20 quickly sold out all 65,000 tickets. Demand was so high that the tickets sold in a matter of hours. Sky has been […]

Mickey Mouse League
Mickey Mouse League

Not sure if you caught Alan Mullery on Sky Sports last week, but he called Major League Soccer a “mickey mouse league.” While it’s far from that, I am in the land of the Mickey Mouse this week, that is Orlando, Florida. I’ll be reporting throughout the week. For those […]

Ten Percent of Soccer Fans Watch EPL Illegally
Ten Percent of Soccer Fans Watch EPL Illegally

The final results have been tabulated for the latest EPL Talk poll and one of the answers is quite surprising. When asked “where do you primarily watch Premiership matches,” 80% of the respondents answered “at home,” but surprisingly, 10% voted “online via P2P.” This may not be surprising to many […]

The Politics of Football: Sheffield United & Premier League
The Politics of Football: Sheffield United & Premier League

Is it a coincidence that the Premier League was scheduled to announce the fixtures for the 2007/2008 season on June 21st, but has now moved the date back to June 14th? Could it be because the arbitration hearing between Sheffield United and the Premier League is scheduled for June 18 […]

Chelsea to Unveil New Away Shirt in Los Angeles
Chelsea to Unveil New Away Shirt in Los Angeles

Chelsea has announced that they’ll unveil their new 2007/2008 away shirt during their July 17 friendly against the Suwon Bluewings in Los Angeles. The new Chelsea shirt (pictured) is supposed to be a flourescent green/yellow color from kit manufacturer Adidas. More details about the 07/08 Chelsea away shirt can be […]

Chelsea Introduce Two Versions of their Web Site
Chelsea Introduce Two Versions of their Web Site

In November 2006, Chelsea launched a brand-new redesign of their web site in conjunction with Premium TV. Some of you may remember that I was the only US-based reporter at the press conference and I brought back interviews and photographs from the press conference. Well, Chelsea has now announced that […]

Beckham Glosses Over An Uninspired England Performance (Again)
Beckham Glosses Over An Uninspired England Performance (Again)

By John Nicholson And so another England game is consigned to the history books. It is a sign of just how little is expected of England that this morning, the press is writing up this performance as ‘reinvigorating.’ Indeed, much of the press coverage seems to see it as a […]

Chelsea Loses Pace Behind Man Utd in Transfer Race
Chelsea Loses Pace Behind Man Utd in Transfer Race

In the back of my mind, I keep hearing the words “Never underestimate Chelsea.” But unless the Blues make some significant signings this summer, their 2007/2008 season could be dead and buried before Christmas. If Manchester United continue to make more signings similar to the talent they’re purchased in Anderson, […]

Welcome to the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast
Welcome to the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

For those of you who subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast feed from iTunes (give yourselves a pat on the back!), you’ll have discovered a surprise this week with the first episode of the Major League Soccer Podcast. Hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer, the podcast aims to cover the MLS just […]

Interviews with US Players Plying Their Trade in England
Interviews with US Players Plying Their Trade in England

I just found out that today’s episode of The 2 G’s radio show (Friday, June 1st, Noon ET) will feature exclusive interviews with many of the US stars who play in the Premiership. The interviews were conducted by Peter Brown with Tim Howard (Everton), Carlos Bocanegra(Fulham) and Jonathan Spector (West […]

Derby Go Up
Derby Go Up

Derby County sealed their return to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. The win is said to be worth more than £60 million in revenue for the club and should help strengthen their standing. Steven Pearson scored the game’s only goal by converting a Giles […]

Name to Remember: Charlie Sheringham
Name to Remember: Charlie Sheringham

Some of you may know that former England striker Teddy Sheringham was released by West Ham United at the end of this past season. The 41-year-old is now a free agent after his contract expired. But how many of you know that Teddy’s son, Charlie, is currently Stateside playing for […]

Web Entrepreneurs Creating Solutions for Footy Fans
Web Entrepreneurs Creating Solutions for Footy Fans

The Internet has transformed the way fans experience football/soccer online, but we’re still in the very early stages of the technology. What we need now more than ever are imaginative people who can take the technology and develop new, creative ideas. Two such people are Chris from footy247.co.uk and Matt from […]

Unlikely Entertainment Network Wins EPL TV Rights
Unlikely Entertainment Network Wins EPL TV Rights

Here in the States, we’ve gotten accustomed to watching the English Premier League on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports. For those readers in the UK, it’ll be Sky Sports and Setanta starting in August. Elsewhere in the world, ESPN provides many football fans in Asia and Australasia with their […]

Liverpool's New 07/08 Away Shirts (Black & White)
Liverpool's New 07/08 Away Shirts (Black & White)

Out of all of the new shirts coming out this summer for Premiership teams, there’s been one club where there has been the most speculation and controversy. That team is Liverpool FC, where we have seen countless images and sketches purporting to be the real thing. Now, finally, we can reveal […]