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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.

Britannia Rules The Waves

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england

It wasn’t pretty. They didn’t play the best, but the win was what was important. How many times have we heard that this World Cup about England? But it’s true. The gutsy performance was what was needed to ease the … Continue reading

Rodriguez Volley Gives Argentina the Edge

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argentina

What an unbelievably sensational goal by Argentina in extra time by Maxi Rodriguez. A beautiful chest trap, and a scintillating left foot volley into the corner of the net. There are still 16 minutes to go in the match. Can … Continue reading

How Does Univision Compare?

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Univision-logo

While watching the Argentina against Mexico match, here are just a few of the differences I noticed between Univision’s coverage of the match versus ABC/ESPN: 1. The crowd volume on Univision is much louder. 2. You can hear the passion, … Continue reading

Argentina v Mexico: Best Yet?

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Mexico

Without a doubt, this has got to be the best match of the World Cup thus far. In the first 10 minutes, there’ve been two goals (Argentina 1-1 Mexico). The pace is frenetic. The crowd is loud and passionate. This … Continue reading

ABC and ESPN

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espn-logo

I’m not sure which is worse. With ESPN partnering with ABC for the World Cup coverage in America, does this drag the ABC name through the mud? Or is the other way around?

ABC Drops Another Clanger

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2010 -- Dave O'Brien

I have to admit that ABC commentator Dave O’Brien’s work is improving as each match unfolds, but the man is as passionate as a dead fish. Perfect example was one of the key moments of today’s Germany against Sweden second-round … Continue reading

Doubts About England Selection

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sven-goran-eriksson

I have severe concerns about Sven’s selection for tomorrow’s match against Ecuador. He’s essentially fielding a 4-5-1, although actually it’s a 4-1-4-1 with Rooney up front, and a midfield comprising Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard and Cole. The back four will be … Continue reading

World Cup Breather Before Second Round Begins

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A "proper" pub on Tottenham High Road

The World Cup seems to be in fast forward. It was just yesterday that the US succumbed to Ghana after an absolutely appalling penalty decision. But life goes on, and the US — unfortunately — didn’t deserve to make it … Continue reading

D-Day For America, Part II

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usa-flag

It all comes down to this. One game, which will define the 2006 World Cup for the US Team. Lose or draw, and the US team will be considered a disappointment. Win, and hope that Italy beats Czech Republic, and … Continue reading

Don’t Forget About the Premiership

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premier-league-ball

Blink and you may miss it, but tomorrow the English Premiership will be releasing their schedule for the 2006/2007 season. As soon as it’s available, we’ll post the opening day fixtures on the EPLTalk.com homepage. Who will Chelsea play on … Continue reading

England’s Problem

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england-team-photo

England’s first-half performance against Sweden yesterday was their best 45 minutes for as long as I can remember. But, as so often happens in football, it was a game of two halves. During the second half, England’s defense fell apart … Continue reading

World Cup Quarter Finals: ‘What If’ Scenarios

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england-team

Now, what if? What if England ties or beats Sweden today? Germany would presumably play Sweden, and England would play Ecuador. If both Germany and England would win those matches, here’s my prediction of who would play who in the … Continue reading

England Ready for Sweden

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england-san-marino

The stage is set for England. All they need is a draw against Sweden to guarantee first place in Group B, which means they would play Ecuador on Sunday morning (11am ET) If England loses this afternoon, they’ll play Germany … Continue reading

BBC Five Live Interview Now Available

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podcast

  Great news. I was interviewed tonight by Rhod Sharpe for BBC Radio Five Live’s show, Up All Night. You can listen to the interview right here, right now. Let me know what you think of it!

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Interview with BBC Radio Five Live

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radio

If you’re free at 9:30pm ET tonight (2:30am UK time), tune in to BBC Radio Five Live! They’ll be interviewing me and playing some excerpts from the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Sean Wheelock. The interview will be immediately followed … Continue reading

Recap of interview with BBC World

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radio

Just completed an interesting interview this morning on live TV for BBC World’s “My World Cup” show. The host, Adnan, asked me about the US performance in the Italy match, how the coverage has been thus far on TV, and … Continue reading

Welcome Five Live Listeners

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EPLTalk Podcast 1

For those of you visiting the EPL Talk Blog for the first time, here’s a quick rundown of some of reasons to explore the site (and hopefully keep on returning): EPL Talk Blog. Updated daily, the blog gives you insight … Continue reading

Interview with Sean Wheelock from BBC Five Live

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podcast

I had the pleasure tonight of interviewing Sean Wheelock live from Germany for the latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Since 1996, Wheelock has been a soccer correspondent for BBC Five Live and many of you may be familiar … Continue reading