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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.

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

Everything You Need to Know About NBCSN’s Premier League Breakaway

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“What is NBC Sports’ Premier League Breakway show and what have they done with my Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool games?” Have no fear. We’re here to explain it all so you get the most out of the temporary new … Continue reading

Manchester City Extends Frank Lampard Loan Until End of May or Early June

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Manchester City has extended the loan of Frank Lampard from New York City FC until the end of the 2014/15 season. In a blow to NYCFC and MLS, Lampard — who was originally scheduled to join the brand-new MLS club in … Continue reading

Interview With David Mosse, aka Statman Mosse From FOX Sports and World Soccer Talk

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A welcome addition to the World Soccer Talk Podcast this season has the recruitment of David “Statman” Mosse whose expert opinions and treasure trove of stats always adds a unique perspective. We took a few minutes recently to sit down … Continue reading

HAMBONE! (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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With 19 games in 72 hours of English soccer, there’s a lot to cover in this weekend’s podcast, but the World Soccer Podcast crew have you covered with review and analysis of each of the 19 matches played in the … Continue reading

Martin Tyler Celebrates 40 Years of Soccer Commentating [VIDEO]

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Martin Tyler, the world’s number one soccer commentator, celebrated 40 years of soccer commentating today after calling the Southampton-Chelsea game. Forty years ago, he commentated his first match featuring Southampton against Sheffield Wednesday. In the interview with Sky Sports (see … Continue reading

What Soccer Gifts Did You Get For Christmas?

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What soccer gifts did you get under the Christmas tree this special day? Tell us in the comments section below. It’s a time of the year when it’s a great opportunity to buy soccer-related presents for ourselves or our loved … Continue reading

NBC Sports to Debut Premier League Breakaway On New Year’s Day

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NBC Sports will debut a Premier League Breakaway show on New Year’s Day that will feature live action from eight EPL matches being played concurrently during the 10am-Noon ET timeslot. The programming is part of NBC’s plans to televise an unprecedented … Continue reading

Watch NBC’s New Premier League Ad; Come All Ye Faithful [VIDEO]

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NBC Sports has released a brand-new ad to promote its coverage of the Premier League on US television. The ad debuted tonight during Sunday Night Football, TV’s number one primetime show. Entitled “Come All Ye Faithful,” the ad finds a … Continue reading

Xmas Crackers (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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It’s the time of the season where fixtures come thick and fast. Before the Premier League clubs play their Boxing Day fixtures, there was a full slate of Premier Leagues matches played over Gameweek 17 in England with plenty of … Continue reading

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adidas Scores With New Cutting-Edge Soccer Ball Technology

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This post brought to you by adidas miCoach SMART BALL. The content and opinions expressed below are that of World Soccer Talk. adidas recently launched a brand-new soccer ball technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way that soccer … Continue reading

Finally! An EPL Draft Fantasy Game is Now Available

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If you’ve been searching for an EPL draft fantasy game similar to ones you’re used to for the NFL or baseball, your wait is over. A company named Togga recently launched a draft commissioner site for soccer fans. Based in … Continue reading

Report Card for FOX Sports’ MultiMatch 90 Soccer Coverage

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Now that the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League is over until the Knockout Round kicks off in February, it’s perfect timing to give a report card for FOX’s new soccer TV experience called MultiMatch 90, which was quietly debuted in … Continue reading

Soccer Analyst Alexi Lalas Joins FOX Sports From ESPN

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Alexi Lalas

Alexi Lalas, the soccer analyst that people either love or hate, will make his FOX Sports debut in January after leaving ESPN at the end of this month. As we reported in October (along with Awful Announcing), Lalas joins host … Continue reading