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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.

5 Reasons Why We’re Glad Brazil is Out of the World Cup

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Not everyone will admit it publicly, but there are a lot of smiles and happy faces this morning with the realization that Brazil is out of the World Cup tournament. Those grins are even greater given the way Brazil were … Continue reading

MLS-Bound Orlando City Promotes Use of Smoke Bombs Despite Skirmish in Tampa Bay

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On Sunday night, four Orlando City Soccer Club fans were arrested in Tampa on a variety of charges after fights, disorderly behavior and smoke bombs broke out in an exhibition game against Tampa Bay Rowdies. In addition to the four arrests, … Continue reading

Arsenal Home, Away and Third Shirts By Puma: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photographs of Arsenal’s home, away and third shirts by Puma for the 2014/15 season have been leaked on the Internet. The leaked photos are the result of the catalog being posted on social media today (see below; click the image … Continue reading

7 Most Revealing Facts About World Cup TV Viewing Numbers

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The coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States — both on television and online. The summer of 2014 will be remembered as the summer of soccer. Here are 7 of the most revealing … Continue reading

Real Madrid Legend Alfredo Di Stefano Dies, Age 88

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Alfredo Di Stefano has died at the age of 88. Widely regarding as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, Alfredo Di Stefano suffered a heart attack late last week, but seemed to be in stable condition, recovering at … Continue reading

USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin Set to Sign With AS Roma, Says Report

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USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is close to finalizing a transfer to Serie A club AS Roma, according to Greg Seltzer of No Short Corners. Yedlin, who was one of the bright stars for the United States in the … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why David Beckham Should Select Broward County For His MLS Team Location

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After Friday’s bombshell that David Beckham has expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County to discuss a potential stadium site for his MLS team instead of Miami, the potential move got us thinking about all of the advantages of … Continue reading

Play the World Cup Fantasy Draft For a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

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World Soccer Talk has teamed up with DraftStreet to bring you an exciting new way to enjoy each and every day of the World Cup. DraftStreet hosts one-day fantasy contests where you can win cash on every match day during … Continue reading

David Beckham’s MLS Team May Consider Broward County For Stadium

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David Beckham’s goal of launching a MLS team in Miami may be making a detour. According to a report in The Miami Herald newspaper, Beckham’s team have expressed an interest in speaking with Broward County officials to begin talks regarding the possibility … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Commentators For World Cup Quarterfinals

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ESPN have announced the commentators for the World Cup quarterfinals. ESPN have decided not to feature Efan Ekoku, Fernando Palomo, Daniel Mann, Taylor Twellman and Roberto Martinez in the commentary booth for the quarterfinals. Instead, ESPN have teamed up Jon … Continue reading

US TV Schedule for World Cup Quarterfinals

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Nothing goes better with July 4th’s fireworks, hot dogs and beer than soccer — well, at least in my house (and hopefully yours). While previous July 4th holidays may have been spent at the beach, this July 4th weekend promises four … Continue reading

NBC Reminds Soccer Fans Where They Can Watch Tim Howard Every Week [VIDEO]

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NBCSN launched a very clever ad today to remind sports fans in the United States where they can watch Tim Howard each week. With a slogan that reads, “You don’t have to wait every four years to see saves like … Continue reading

Ask Your World Cup Questions to Juan Arango Via Twitter Beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT

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World Soccer Talk writer Juan Arango will be answering questions live from Brazil via Twitter today beginning at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Juan will be taking over the @worldsoccertalk Twitter account live from Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During … Continue reading

In Response to Keith Olbermann’s ‘How to Make Soccer Work in America’ Rant [VIDEO]

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ESPN mouthpiece Keith Olbermann went on a rant last night discussing his seven ideas of how to make soccer work in America. Here’s my response to his tirade. Soccer already works in America. We don’t need someone from mainstream media to … Continue reading

Roy Keane Joins Aston Villa, And is Now One Step Away From Becoming a Premier League Manager Again

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Roy Keane was appointed as assistant manager of Aston Villa Football Club this morning. In doing so, the former Republic of Ireland and Manchester United is one step away from returning to managing a Premier League club again. All that … Continue reading

Adam Lallana Joins Liverpool; Southampton Exodus Continues

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Last season’s Southampton were the previous season’s Swansea City. The teams won the hearts and minds of so many soccer fans, managers and critics. Except in the case of Swansea City, the team didn’t have its spine ripped out of … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Issues Apology And Vows Never to Bite Again

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Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has issued a public apology for his actions that occurred during the Uruguay-Italy World Cup game, and has vowed not to repeat another incident like that ever again. Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on … Continue reading

WATCH Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Dutch Break Mexico’s Hearts

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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored in the 88th minute to break the hearts of Mexico supporters, and to send the game to a thrilling finish before Rafa Marquez tripped Arjen Robben in the box, resulting in a penalty for the Dutch. … Continue reading