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.
Sepp Blatter interrogated on suspected criminal activity
Sepp Blatter interrogated on suspected criminal activity

Sepp Blatter has been interrogated by Swiss authorities today regarding an investigation into charges of “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation” by the FIFA President. According to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG), the organization suspects that in September 2005, Blatter signed an unfavorable contract with the Caribbean Football Union (with Jack Warner as […]

Poor Bundesliga TV ratings illustrate a bigger problem for FOX Sports
Poor Bundesliga TV ratings illustrate a bigger problem for FOX Sports

FOX Sports has a Bundesliga problem. For the first five gameweeks of the 2015/16 season, live Bundesliga games on the network are averaging just 42,000 viewers. Of immediate concern is the fact that the last two gameweeks have recorded two of the worst weekly averages for live games the league has seen on FOX […]

Schedule of Capital One Cup midweek games on TV
Schedule of Capital One Cup midweek games on TV

With six gameweeks completed in the Premier League, many of the teams from England’s top flight league will be in action this midweek in the Capital One Cup. And there’s one match in particular that stands out — the north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal. If you live in the […]

What did USSF know about Chuck Blazer’s shady deals?
What did USSF know about Chuck Blazer’s shady deals?

In the past six months, many soccer officials may have regretted having their photograph taken with Chuck Blazer during the decades where he worked hand-in-hand with some of the biggest names in the business. At the time, few would have expected Blazer to become an informant to help bring down many officials within […]

MLS takes big hit in TV ratings; What the poor numbers indicate
MLS takes big hit in TV ratings; What the poor numbers indicate

After MLS scored an excellent August with TV ratings far exceeding the norm, MLS viewing audiences this past weekend took a big hit. Out of the two nationally games on English-language TV, the average viewing audience was 77,000 (63,000 for the Toronto-New England game on ESPN2, and 91,000 for Orlando-Sporting Kansas City […]

beIN SPORTS Connect streaming service relaunches with new soccer channels
beIN SPORTS Connect streaming service relaunches with new soccer channels

beIN SPORTS has launched a new redesign of its beIN SPORTS Connect streaming service, which includes the addition of new channels and an easier-to-use interface. Most importantly, beIN SPORTS Connect now features the beIN SPORTS (English-language) and beIN SPORTS Español (Spanish-language) channels in its offerings as well as 9 other […]

Are you for or against promotion/relegation in US soccer, and why?
Are you for or against promotion/relegation in US soccer, and why?

The topic of promotion and relegation in US soccer is a divisive one, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I believe that it’s possible to have an intelligent discussion regarding the topic without comments threads being plagued with soccer fans calling each other names. But what I am interested […]

Progress report for Swansea’s first four games of the Premier League season
Progress report for Swansea’s first four games of the Premier League season

Over the course of Swansea’s first four games played during the 2015/16 season, I would argue that the biggest test for the club was the match against Sunderland, not the games against Chelsea, Manchester United or Newcastle. To an outsider, that opinion may seem bizarre given the immense talent at […]

MLS TV ratings see unexpected boost in August on ESPN
MLS TV ratings see unexpected boost in August on ESPN

At the beginning of August, Philly.com soccer reporter Jonathan Tannenwald heralded great expectations for MLS games that were scheduled to be televised that month on ESPN. As Tannenwald noted, which was key, the four MLS games would be on the ESPN “mother ship,” the main channel instead of relegated to […]

Poor TV ratings for Bundesliga on FOX Sports continue to disappoint
Poor TV ratings for Bundesliga on FOX Sports continue to disappoint

It’s too easy to blame FOX Sports for the poor TV ratings due to their failure to begin promoting its coverage of the Bundesliga just two weeks before the season even though they knew they’d be televising the games since 2013 when they acquired the rights. The reality is that […]

Progress reports for EPL clubs after 4 games played
Progress reports for EPL clubs after 4 games played

  Arsenal World Soccer Talk’s Arsenal correspondent Chris Moore faced an interesting dilemma this week when faced with the task of selecting his ideal XI for the Gunners. Take a look at his Arsenal progress report to see whether you agree or disagree with him. Having a hard time picking […]

La Liga to play games on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this December
La Liga to play games on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this December

This December, beIN SPORTS will televise live La Liga games on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31) as a way to condense the season given that the Spanish league will end earlier than usual this season due to the Euro 2016 competition. The Spanish Primera League […]

International games on US TV and streaming
International games on US TV and streaming

If you thought that the international break would be a chore to get through, think again. During the next week, there are over 70 international soccer matches scheduled that will be shown live on US television and Internet. They comprise everything from qualifiers for Euro 2016 qualifiers, Africa Cup of […]

Tottenham’s DeAndre Yedlin joins Sunderland on a season-long loan deal
Tottenham’s DeAndre Yedlin joins Sunderland on a season-long loan deal

Tottenham Hotspur and US international DeAndre Yedlin has signed a loan deal with Sunderland to help his chances of playing first-team football in the Premier League. Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has made eight signings this summer, and has added Yedlin to the pile of new players that can try to […]

NGSN adds Liga MX and Swedish league to soccer streaming coverage
NGSN adds Liga MX and Swedish league to soccer streaming coverage

Next Generation Sports Network (NGSN), the online streaming service that offers soccer fans in the US access to many niche leagues, has expanded its coverage of leagues today by adding select English-language broadcasts of Liga MX games, as well as coverage of the Swedish league. NGSN has acquired the rights to […]

ESPN FC to deliver expansive Transfer Deadline Day coverage on Tuesday
ESPN FC to deliver expansive Transfer Deadline Day coverage on Tuesday

ESPN will deliver expansive coverage of the Transfer Deadline Day worldwide on Tuesday across the web and television. Coverage begins at 3am ET on Tuesday with up-to-the-minute digital and video content from ESPN FC’s studio in London. Then, at 9am ET, coverage continues with ESPN FC columnist Gabriele Marcotti live […]