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.
Reflections from the Community Shield Match
Reflections from the Community Shield Match

  Premiership Countdown: 5 Days to Go. The season is upon us, and what a terrific Community Shield it was. While not the best classic, it reminded me of the reasons why we love English football so much. Here are just a few reasons (and why I can’t wait for […]

Premiership Updates from EPL Talk
Premiership Updates from EPL Talk

Premiership Countdown: 6 Days to Go. Just a few quick notes from EPL Talk central: No EPL Talk Podcast today. We should have one available tomorrow night with an exclusive interview with an executive from the IPTV company we’ve been talking about. More details to come on that tomorrow, so […]

Setanta Sports Releases Official EPL Schedule
Setanta Sports Releases Official EPL Schedule

This morning, Setanta officially released their schedule of Premiership matches for now through October 28. The matches highlighted in bold below are the new ones we didn’t know about before (see the complete list from EPL Talk here, which also includes Oct. 29th through Dec. 23rd). Saturday, Aug 19th, 7:30am; […]

Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad
Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad

Premiership Countdown: 8 Days to Go. New England manager Steve McClaren has done more in 11 days than Sven Goran Eriksson did in 11 months. Every decision he’s made thus far has been perfect. Consider what he is done in such a short amount of time: Dropped Beckham. The whole […]

Hope Springs Eternal for Newcastle United Fans
Hope Springs Eternal for Newcastle United Fans

Premiership Countdown: 9 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent I’ve followed Newcastle United since early in the 2001-2 season. A couple of things happened at that time which led to that: MLS contracted the Miami Fusion. I was a season ticket holder, and have not watched more […]

Wanted: Fans Attending Premiership Matches
Wanted: Fans Attending Premiership Matches

If you’re planning on attending one or more Premiership matches this upcoming season, and you have a mobile/cellular phone with a camera feature (or a digital camera), EPL Talk wants to hear from you. Just e-mail us at thegaffer@epltalk.com and we’ll give you more details!

IPTV and Setanta Sports: The Inside Scoop
IPTV and Setanta Sports: The Inside Scoop

From the minute that the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Setanta Sports premiered on Friday, the message boards and blogs on the internet have been a buzzing with soccer fans talking about IPTV and whether it’s a suitable alternative for them if they can’t (or don’t want to) sign up […]

Latest TV Listings for FSC and Setanta Sports
Latest TV Listings for FSC and Setanta Sports

Premiership Countdown: 10 Days to Go. We now know what mid-week matches will be shown by Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports during the first week of the Premiership season. With both Setanta and FSC, we now have the opportunity to watch an amazing 11 Premiership matches the first week […]

Inside Fox Soccer Channel’s Recent Developments
Inside Fox Soccer Channel’s Recent Developments

Premiership Countdown: 11 Days to Go. Now that Setanta Sports has sublicensed many of the rights to the Premiership matches from Fox Soccer Channel, what impact will this have on Fox Soccer Channel and what does it say about their coverage of the English Premier League and football in general […]

Chelsea’s American Tour Rated A Success
Chelsea’s American Tour Rated A Success

Premiership Countdown: 12 Days to Go. The Guardian ran an interesting story in today’s edition entitled “Blues Can’t Match The Beatles, But American Project Reaps Rewards.” The article, written by Matt Scott, reports on Chelsea’s marketing strategy in America capturing the hearts and minds of American soccer fans. At this […]

Sign up for a FREE Premiership E-Newsletter
Sign up for a FREE Premiership E-Newsletter

Now that football fans like you have the opportunity to see more Premiership matches on TV than ever before, you need help to stay on top of all of the news and TV listings. That’s why EPL Talk is launching the EPL Talk Email Newsletter this Friday, which will be […]

To Tour or Not to Tour: Pre-Season Friendlies
To Tour or Not to Tour: Pre-Season Friendlies

Premiership Countdown: 13 Days to Go. The Sunday Times of London has a short, but interesting, list of pros and cons of English clubs going overseas on those big tours. Chelsea graced the States this year. Man United traveled to South Africa, while other clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and […]

Report from Chelsea Press Conference in Chicago
Report from Chelsea Press Conference in Chicago

By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent I really thought Joe Cole was doing his best Damien Duff, an arms flailing dive not 5 minutes into the 2nd half, but unfortunately Mourinho (“I am not a doctor”) offered up the fact that indeed, the England winger must have his knee checked […]

EA Announces Upcoming Release of FIFA 07
EA Announces Upcoming Release of FIFA 07

Premiership Countdown: 14 Days to Go. We’re just a week away from the Community Shield, and two weeks away from the Premiership kick-off. And, amazingly, we’re approximately 7 weeks away from the next release in the EA FIFA video game series, FIFA 07. According to EA Sports, the game will […]

Behind the Scenes: Chelsea v MLS All-Star Match
Behind the Scenes: Chelsea v MLS All-Star Match

By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent Game Day in Chicago: Fact: America is one tacky place, marketing sports and big events is none too subtle, they’ll blow up anything into massive balloons and have college kids shoving gatorade at you when you have a latte in one hand and a […]

Coverage of tonight’s Chelsea v MLS All-Star match
Coverage of tonight’s Chelsea v MLS All-Star match

Stay tuned to the EPL Talk Blog tonight before, during and after the Chelsea v MLS All-Star match. Depending on how the technology works, we may be able to get photographs — and even audio — from EPL Talk correspondent Christopher Schachter.

Behind the Scenes at Chelsea’s Pre-Season Training & Press Conference
Behind the Scenes at Chelsea’s Pre-Season Training & Press Conference

By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent In a packed and stifling media room just off the team dressing rooms in the bowels of Toyota Park, I learned some interesting things about the culture of the EPL. The Gaffer reigns imperiously and the players submit to his authority in a way […]

Exclusive Interview with Setanta’s Shane O’Rourke
Exclusive Interview with Setanta’s Shane O’Rourke

Today, EPL Talk conducted an exclusive interview with Shane O’Rourke, the president of North American operations for Setanta Sports. With Setanta and Fox Soccer Channel dividing the Premiership matches to be shown in the US, soccer fans will have many questions about the changes and what impact the announcement will […]