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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.

FOX Sports Debuts First 2015 Women’s World Cup Ad [VIDEO]

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FOX Sports has released its first video to promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and it’s typical FOX. Twenty four teams from around the world will compete in the tournament hosted in Canada this summer, but after watching FOX’s video … Continue reading

Fever Pitch (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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It was a weekend of surprises in the Premier League with Arsenal showing class against a big club, Chelsea thrashing Swansea 5-0 in Wales, Fabio Borini scoring for Liverpool, Crystal Palace mounting the comeback of the weekend, Manchester United sputtering … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Launches MatchMaker App to Connect Premier League Soccer Fans

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NBC Sports have launched a brand-new app for Premier League soccer fans in the United States. The NBC Sports MatchMaker app helps EPL fans locate, chat and meet up with each other to enjoy watching matches with fellow supporters. At … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Unveil Brazilian Ronaldo as Part-Owner

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NASL team Fort Lauderdale Strikers presented Brazilian World Cup star Ronaldo to the media in South Florida today as part-owner of the club after his affiliation with the club was originally announced in December. During the press conference, Ronaldo announced … Continue reading

How Swansea Will Bounce Back Now That Wilfried Bony Has Joined Manchester City for £28million

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If this was any other club in the Premier League that had just lost their star striker who had scored 9 goals this season (representing 34% of all of Swansea’s league goals), the supporters would be in an uproar. But … Continue reading

Win the Liverpool FC Experience Of a Lifetime to Play at Anfield

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In its Join The Greats contest, Carlsberg is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your 2 best mates to visit England for an incredible soccer experience. The Grand Prize is 4 nights in England where you … Continue reading

Double Dutch (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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We have so much to talk about regarding the weekend Premier League matches that just ended, so we start at Old Trafford where Dutch master Ronald Koeman pulled off one of the toughest heists of the season by going to … Continue reading

Soccer Fans and Cord Cutters Can Now Stream GolTV With fuboTV PRO

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Following on the heels of the news that ESPN will soon be available to cord cutters and soccer fans with the soon-to-be-renamed DishWorld service, another tech company has announced that it’s bringing soccer coverage to fans in the US with live streaming … Continue reading

NBCSN Posts Record Numbers for New Year’s Day Premier League Coverage

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NBCSN posted record numbers for its Premier League coverage on New Year’s Day 2015. Compared to last year, NBCSN saw a 28% increase in viewers with an average of 446,000 tuning in for the Premier League matches on January 1. … Continue reading

Men In Blazers TV Show is a Ratings Rollercoaster on NBCSN

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Depending on which way you look at the numbers, the soccer cult TV show Men In Blazers is either a ratings disaster or a boost to NBCSN’s late night and early morning programming. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. After … Continue reading

Cord Cutter Soccer Fans Will Be Able to Get ESPN Soon Without a TV Subscription

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In excellent news for cord cutters, soccer fans will soon be able to get ESPN programming as a streaming service without needing a TV subscription. For a subscription of $20 per month, customers will be able to receive ESPN, ESPN2, … Continue reading

Draw For FA Cup 4th Round Announced; Cambridge Host Man United Among Highlights

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The draw for the Fourth Round of the 2014/15 FA Cup has been announced. The draw is as follows: Southampton or Ipswich Town vs Crystal Palace Cambridge United vs Manchester United Blackburn Rovers vs Swansea City Chelsea vs Millwall or Bradford Derby County … Continue reading

MLS Digs a Deeper Hole By Spinning Frank Lampard Fiasco

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MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott dug MLS a deeper hole when he claimed today that he’s not sure why the Frank Lampard deal got characterized as a loan and refused to admit that New York City FC fans got duped … Continue reading

Bait ‘n Switch (FA Cup and EPL Weekend Review Show)

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It’s the busiest time of the English soccer season, and there’s plenty to talk about from the past week as we have FA Cup and Premier League matches in the bag as well as the shady Frank Lampard deal, Steven … Continue reading

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Sunday FA Cup Third Round Matches: TV Times and Open Thread

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After yesterday’s debacle on FOX Sports, let’s hope today’s coverage is better. Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States: Dover Athletic vs Crystal Palace (FA Cup), 8am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Manchester City vs Sheffield … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Begins 2015 Just The Way They Did in 2014 With Vast Improvement Needed

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After signing Alexi Lalas to a lucrative contract as the newest addition to FOX Sports, you would have hoped that the addition of the Hall of Famer would have boosted FOX’s overall quality of its first soccer broadcast of 2015. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Winners and Losers of NBC’s Game-Changing Premier League Breakaway Debut

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NBC Sports launched its first-ever Premier League Breakaway Show on Thursday, which ended up being an attack on the senses as goals flooded in throughout 90 minutes of soccer action. Even for those soccer fans who were eagerly anticipating the debut … Continue reading

US Soccer Fans Reaction to Premier League Breakaway Debut on NBCSN

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NBCSN’s launch of Premier League Breakaway has been a hit and a miss according to soccer fans in the US, but one consensus that seems to be unanimous is this: Rebecca Lowe, NO SPOILERS! NBC Sports launched Premier League Breakaway … Continue reading