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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.

Get Ready For An Amazing EPL Talk Interview

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I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Seamus Malin this evening, probably the most famous American soccer commentator ever. Malin, who was born in Dublin, had several amazing stories to tell, and gave some great insight into things that I … Continue reading

Wide Awake In America

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Gold Cup US Honduras Soccer

  We’re one day away from the Quarter Finals stage of the World Cup and the excitement is reaching a fever pitch among soccer fans around the world, including America. Tomorrow’s Germany against Argentina match would have been a perfect … Continue reading

Scolari Made The Right Decision

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Imagine what if Scolari had accepted the England job before the World Cup? If you remember, the FA wanted Scolari to agree to the job before the tournament began and to start his new position immediately after the World Cup. … Continue reading

Soccer Broadcasting Legend to Speak with EPL Talk

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One of the benefits of being a regular reader to this blog is to you get to learn about what’s going on behind the scenes at EPL Talk. For example, I just got confirmation that I’ll be interviewing soccer broadcasting … Continue reading

Catching Up On Premiership News

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If you haven’t had a chance to keep up on all of the Premiership news during the past 30 days, you’re excused. After all, our eyes have been busy watching 2-3 World Cup matches a day. So, to bring you … Continue reading

Where Have All the Heroes Gone?

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Only seven games remain in the World Cup. Yet many of the heroes we were expecting to see on the big stage haven’t showed up: Rooney, Henry, Ronaldinho, Messi, Ballack, Van Nistelrooy, Toni, Tevez, and Donovan. The players getting the … Continue reading

World Cup Losing its Fizz?

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Soccer - 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany - Quarter Final - Germany v Argentina - Olympiastadion

Seven of the eight second round matches have been played, with just this afternoon’s France versus Spain match left. But out of the seven thus far, how many of them have been entertaining and had you sitting on the edge … Continue reading

England Rides Lady Luck

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Having been seeded into the easiest group of the 2006 World Cup, England has continued to ride lady luck during this tournament. Consider the following: Against Paraguay, it was an own goal. Versus Trinidad and Tobago, it was a goal … Continue reading

Semi Final Matchups Becoming Clearer

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After the final second-round matches conclude Tuesday, only eight World Cup matches remain (and that includes the meaningless third-place match). Could we be destined for the following semi-final matches? Italy against Germany, and England versus Brazil? Or do you fancy … Continue reading

Question for American World Cup Viewers

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USA FANS

I’m curious. If you’re an American fan and you’re following the World Cup, what team are you supporting now that the US is out of the tournament? Are you watching the matches just for the enjoyment of it, or do … Continue reading

Nick Geber Interview Now Available

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The ever interesting and brutally honest Nick Geber from Fox Football Friday and World Soccer Daily is the latest addition to the EPL Talk Podcast. Geber discusses the state of World Cup commentators, whether he has any regrets regarding The … Continue reading

Britannia Rules The Waves

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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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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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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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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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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