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 was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Univision scores impressive MLS viewing numbers in debut season of TV deal
Univision scores impressive MLS viewing numbers in debut season of TV deal

Univision’s debut season of its 8-year TV deal with MLS has paid dividends. In its first regular season of broadcasting MLS games mostly on Friday nights, the total number of viewers per game, on average, was 224,000, according to a spokesperson for Univision Deportes. The MLS games that Univision televised during […]

Men In Blazers suffering from declining TV viewing numbers on NBCSN
Men In Blazers suffering from declining TV viewing numbers on NBCSN

Sometimes perception isn’t reality. While Men In Blazers, on paper, may be perceived by some as a success given their TV appearances and name recognition, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. So far this TV season, their live show on NBCSN has averaged just 47,000 viewers*, which is 3.4% […]

Liverpool-Southampton to be televised on NBC network this Sunday
Liverpool-Southampton to be televised on NBC network this Sunday

NBC Sports will broadcast a Sunday Premier League game on its over-the-air NBC network for the first-time this season when Liverpool hosts Southampton at 12:15pm ET. Prior to this Sunday’s game, the only Premier League games shown on the national over-the-air NBC network before was last season’s game between Chelsea […]

What do you miss most about FOX Soccer (aka Fox Soccer Channel)?
What do you miss most about FOX Soccer (aka Fox Soccer Channel)?

It’s been over 2 years since FOX Soccer was shut down and replaced by FXX. A lot has changed in those 2 years. Soccer is more readily available to be watched on TV and online than ever before in the United States, but it’s strewn across many networks and plenty […]

FOX Sports nets 1.5 million viewers for USA vs. Mexico CONCACAF Cup game
FOX Sports nets 1.5 million viewers for USA vs. Mexico CONCACAF Cup game

Saturday night’s CONCACAF Cup game between USA vs. Mexico was viewed on average by an audience of 1.56 million people on FOX Sports 1. While the viewing audience size didn’t beat the 5.1 million who watched the game on Univision, the number still was decent considering competition from baseball on a Saturday night. […]

Schedule of international games on US TV
Schedule of international games on US TV

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

Philadelphia Union sacks CEO Nick Sakiewicz
Philadelphia Union sacks CEO Nick Sakiewicz

Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman has sacked CEO Nick Sakiewicz just 24 hours after the MLS club lost on penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City in the final of the 2015 US Open Cup. In a statement, Sakiewicz said “I enjoyed my time at the Philadelphia Union, and am proud of […]

FOX Sports demotes Bayern Munich-Dortmund to FS2 and puts NASCAR pre-race on FS1
FOX Sports demotes Bayern Munich-Dortmund to FS2 and puts NASCAR pre-race on FS1

With FOX Sports, the Bundesliga seemingly can’t win. In the biggest Bundesliga game of the season featuring Sunday’s matchup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, FOX Sports has decided to demote Der Klassiker to FOX Sports 2 and show NASCAR instead. But it’s not a NASCAR race. Instead, it’s a NASCAR show before the race. […]

Top 25 most-viewed soccer games on US TV for weekend of 9/25 to 9/27
Top 25 most-viewed soccer games on US TV for weekend of 9/25 to 9/27

As the number of soccer games available to viewers in the United States continues to grow year over year, the space is becoming more competitive. There’s more choice now than there ever has been before. But which networks and leagues are doing the greatest job at enticing viewers to tune […]