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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.

Ask Your Questions to Nick Webster Live at 3pm ET/Noon PT/8pm UK Time

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World Soccer Talk Podcast host Nick Webster is doing a Reddit AMA today (Friday, October 17) at 3pm ET/Noon PT. Join the Reddit AMA right now by clicking this link. With a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”), you can ask Nick any questions … Continue reading

Join Nick Webster For His Reddit AMA On Friday at 3pm ET

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Nick Webster, formerly of FOX Soccer and now the host of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, will be on Reddit on Friday afternoon, October 17 at 3pm ET/Noon PT for a Reddit AMA (ask me anything). If you haven’t had a chance to participate … Continue reading

Receive Weekly Soccer TV Listings With Our Free Email Newsletter

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Beginning today, you can now receive a comprehensive guide to the weekly soccer TV and Internet listings with a free newsletter delivered to your email in-box every Thursday night. This Week In Soccer features TV and Internet listings for the … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas And Brad Friedel Close to Joining FOX Sports, Says Source

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UPDATE (December 9, 2014): FOX Sports has confirmed that Brad Friedel will join the broadcaster as an analyst in 2015. FOX Sports is close to finalizing deals to acquire Alexi Lalas and Brad Friedel as its newest soccer analysts, says a … Continue reading

Men In Blazers TV Ratings Are Literally Sub-Optimal

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It’s still only early days in Men In Blazers making the transformation to a weekly TV show, but based on the preliminary TV ratings for the first 3 shows of the season, the results are literally sub-optimal. After 3 episodes … Continue reading

Why Don Garber’s Outburst Against Jurgen Klinsmann Is Good News For MLS

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This week’s war of words between USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS Commissioner Don Garber is exactly what the league needs to make it more entertaining and intriguing off the pitch than on it. It’s just a shame that … Continue reading

MLS Commissioner Slams Jurgen Klinsmann Comments As Detrimental to League

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber went on the defensive Wednesday during a teleconference call with reporters and criticized US Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments as being “detrimental to the league and the sport of soccer in the US” … Continue reading

Why It’s Time for Premier League Clubs To Play League Games Overseas

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After news leaked this week that the Premier League is exploring possibilities about expanding globally to include league games played overseas in select markets, many in the English media were quick to share their disdain for the idea even though the chairman … Continue reading

FOX Sports Making Baby Steps to Improve Its Soccer Coverage

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It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of FOX Sports’ poor soccer coverage during the past two years where they’ve committed a catalog of mistakes and thumbed its noses at its core soccer audience. Thankfully, FOX Sports is beginning to see the … Continue reading

Shoving Matches (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

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There’s plenty to discuss from this weekend’s Premier League action, so not surprisingly the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew tackle the Battle of Stamford Bridge first before discussing and analyzing the other 9 matches from Gameweek 7. As always, let’s … Continue reading

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Swansea City Progress Report for August-September

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As a Swansea City supporter, consider me unimpressed by the season thus far for the Welsh team. While the Swans are sitting comfortably in fifth position, the team still could be doing much better than they are currently. It’s that … Continue reading

Goals of the Season (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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We saw two goals on Saturday that will be in the running for the best goals of the season come the end of the season. In addition to those two wonder strikes courtesy of Phil Jagielka and Graziano Pelle, we … Continue reading

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Against The Odds (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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There were several shock results in the Premier League this past weekend, and who better to dissect all of the matches than the World Soccer Talk Podcast team? As always, there’s plenty to talk about, so let’s get to it. … Continue reading

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Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 5

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NBC has announced the commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches that will be shown on television and Internet across the United States. Here’s the line-up: Saturday, September 20: QPR vs Stoke, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury … Continue reading

Searching For Soccer In England, The Home of Football

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Last weekend was a surreal one for me. I spent most of the afternoon in York, as well as the morning in Edinburgh and the evening in Manchester. It was surreal because I was there on a Premier League Saturday, … Continue reading

Travel By Train to Watch Premier League Games In Person

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The thrill and pleasure of seeing your favorite Premier League club in person in the United Kingdom should be on every English soccer fan’s bucket list. With plenty of airfare deals available to the UK, now is a better time … Continue reading

Heading Back Home: Traveling Through Scotland

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The question that’s on everyone’s lips is yes or no. Should Scotland decide to be independent from Great Britain in this week’s referendum? The timing of my trip to Scotland couldn’t have been better. Blessed with a rare indian summer … Continue reading

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Soccer Returns From International Break (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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Hallelujah. The international break is over, which means two things: One, Premier League soccer has returned. And two, so too has the World Soccer Talk Podcast, which means that host Nick Webster is back in the saddle once again. As … Continue reading

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