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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.

Brave US Draw Keeps Hopes Alive

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Landon Donovan

Maybe it is the Group of Death after all? With the US’s ugly but valiant draw against Italy, all four teams in Group E now go into the final match with a chance to make it through to the next … Continue reading

Nailbiting stuff

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ghana-egypt

Ghana 2 – 0 Czech Republic in the 86th minute. Could this be the first shock upset of the World Cup?

D-Day For America

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Nigeria at United States, friendly

It’s the 33rd minute of the Czech Republic against Ghana match, and the Africans are deservedly one nil in the lead. There’s alot of time to go in the match, but this bodes well so far for the US. Note … Continue reading

Important Notes From The Gaffer

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EPL Talk Podcast 18

1. Want to win a free copy of the World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 video game for PS2 or XBOX? Go ahead and download a free copy of the EPL Talk Magazine, and enter the trivia contest that’s mentioned in … Continue reading

Put Your Tracksuit Back on Walcott

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theo-walcott-arsenal-away-kit

Phew! Theo Walcott was five minutes away from starting for England in their next match. If Sweden hadn’t scored in the 85th minute to beat Paraguay 1-0, the result of Tuesday’s England v Sweden match would have been meaningless for … Continue reading

England Unconvincing In Win Against TNT

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england-team

England made it through to the second round of the World Cup by their skin of their teeth, after a tense win against Trinidad and Tobago. The addition of Aaron Lennon and Wayne Rooney was the difference for England, after … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Eight

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puyol_badhair

By The Scout Spain – Carles Puyol The 28 year-old defender is the captain and inspirational leader for his club team FC Barcelona. For the Spanish national team, Puyol also plays a big leadership role. Having come up through the … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Seven

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Lucio_and_Kenny_Miller

By The Scout Brazil – Lucio As the focus is always on the ultra-skilled attacking players of the Brazilian side, their defense rarely gets talked about. Lucio (his full name is Lucimar Ferreira da Silva) is Brazil’s best defender and … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Six

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Tomas_Rosicky_2007

  By The Scout Czech Republic – Tomas Rosicky My pick from Group E will seem opportunistic but I had selected him prior to the 3-0 victory over the US. Tomas made headlines prior to the World Cup with a … Continue reading

28 down, 4 to go…

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Argentina

By this time tomorrow, we’ll have seen all 32 teams play their opening match. Right now, the only teams we haven’t seen play yet are tomorrow’s Spain versus Ukraine, and Tunisia versus Saudi Arabia. What’s interesting is that there hasn’t … Continue reading

World Cup Coverage in America, Day 5

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ABC/ESPN’s coverage was better today, probably because Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa took the day off. JP Dellacamera did a fine job, as did the team of Adrian Healey and Tommy Smyth. Some points regarding today’s coverage: ESPN’s World Cup … Continue reading

World Cup Player to Watch: Part Five

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franck-ribery

By The Scout France – Franck RibĂ©ry In the 23 year-old, we are featuring another attacking midfielder player. My next profile will be a defender, I havent forgotten about that side of the game, I promise! Ribery currently plays for … Continue reading

Soccer America Drinks ABC/ESPN Kool-Aid

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Gold Cup US Honduras Soccer

This World Cup is exposing two different camps in the US. On one side, you have the those broadcasters and media who are “in bed” with US Soccer, such as ABC, ESPN and Soccer America. On the other side, you … Continue reading

For Your Reading Pleasure

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epl-talk-magazine

If you’ve caught the World Cup fever and want to take up a few more notches, be sure to download issue two of the EPL Talk Magazine, the free soccer magazine that’s available for you. Read interesting articles about experiencing … Continue reading

GolTV: Analysis From The Heart

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If you’re sick of the sugar-coated World Cup Live show by ESPN and want some real analysis by soccer experts, give GolTV from Germany 2006 a try — every night at 8pm ET on GolTV. The show features honest analysis … Continue reading

Relief for Depressed U.S. Fans

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podcast

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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Ronaldo Key

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