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.

Relief for Depressed U.S. Fans

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The new episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is out, and it features a great interview with Max Bretos, the lead play-by-play commentator at Fox Soccer Channel. During the interview, Bretos discusses his first memory of a World Cup, what … Continue reading

ABC/ESPN Coverage Does US No Favors

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It hasn’t been a good few days for the United States. While many die-hard soccer fans have had to wince at the weekend’s World Cup coverage from ABC, the situation was made worse today by ESPN’s sycophant World Cup Live … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Four

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By The Scout Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo I’ve had the opportunity to watch this player in action quite a lot over the last couple of season, both with his club Manchester United and for country as they made it to … Continue reading

ABC: Another Big Co*k-Up

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ABC’s Day 2 World Cup coverage, I believe, was appalling. Sure, Marcelo Balboa misspoke and said “Michael Beckham” during the England match, but that was an unfortunate slip. But what I was more pissed off at was lead commentator Dave … Continue reading

Day Two of The World Cup Experience

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Day two is over, and it’s been a long day. More than 126 miles in the car, tooling around South Florida watching World Cup matches in different locales rather than at home. Here are some of my experiences and observations. … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Three

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By The Scout Serbia and Montenegro – Nikola Zigic While no one is a lock to advance, there are two groups that will prove more difficult to emerge from than the others. Group E with Italy, USA, Ghana and Czech … Continue reading

For Those About To Skip Work, We Salute You

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Tried listening to the BBC Five Live live broadcast from work a few minutes ago to listen to the Germany v Costa Rica match, but alas — for those souls outside of the UK, like me — the Beeb doesn’t … Continue reading

Required Reading for World Cup Fans

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There’s no better time to be a football fan than right now. On the eve of the World Cup, the choices of what to watch and read are almost endless. For example, you’ have to read this one about the … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Two

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England – Paul Robinson By The Scout With all of the fuss and furor surrounding young Mr Rooney’s metatarsal, as well as coach Sven Goran Eriksson’s tactics and team selection, little focus has been paid to one of the main … Continue reading

Add an EPL Talk T-shirt to your Wardrobe

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Manchester United fan Justin Franklin fashions the EPL Talk T-shirt. Interested in getting your own? Listen to the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Soccer Shout to find out how you can win one.

Fox Soccer Channel Enhances Web site

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While Fox Soccer Channel won’t be broadcasting any of the World Cup matches, the soccer network is busy providing coverage to you. On TV, the channel debuts a new program starting Thursday, June 8th at 8pm ET (and broadcasting each … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part One

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Germany – Lukas Podolski By The Scout This player is an obvious but a very necessary choice. Having just turned 21 recently, Lukas is now set to star for Germany at this year’s World Cup. He spent last season at … Continue reading

Tale of Two Countries in America – Divided by Soccer

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The Guardian newspaper ran an interesting article about America and the World Cup yesterday. In it, reporter Steven Wells revealed the interesting split between those die-hard soccer fans and the mainstream. Interestingly, I wrote a similar piece for EPL Talk … Continue reading

New Soccer Radio Network Launches

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In interesting news, Graham Bell and Gazza Richards from The 2 G’s have launched their own new soccer radio channel entitled Champions Soccer Radio Network. The 24/7 station is available as a streaming broadcast over the Internet at http://www.the2gs.com The … Continue reading

Americans Get a Taste of ABC World Cup Programming

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If you blinked, you may have missed it, but this past weekend ABC showed two World Cup shows to get Americans excited about the World Cup. The first, “American Soccer’s Ten Greatest Moments,” might sound like a joke to most … Continue reading

Tenth Episode of the EPL Talk Podcast

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The tenth episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is now live featuring an interesting interview with soccer podcast-aficionado Phil McThomas from Soccer Shout. Phil, and his co-host Tony, have been making a lot of progress recently and have even been … Continue reading

Welcome BBC Web Site Visitors

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If you’re visiting this blog from the link at the BBC’s web site (so far, that’s 36% of you), welcome aboard. While the focus of the EPL Talk blog is on the English Premiership League, we’ll also be covering the … Continue reading

Chelsea Raise The Bar Before 2006/2007 Season Begins

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When the Premiership season concluded on May 7, many people (myself included) were commenting how next season will be a four horse race instead of two. Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are worthy contenders for the 2006/2007 title. How … Continue reading