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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.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, el Clasico; Live at 4pm ET: Open Thread

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Today’s el Clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona could end up going a long way to deciding the title particularly if Real Madrid wins, pushing Barcelona further back in the race for La Liga. Make sure you don’t miss … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

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It’s going to difficult for Tottenham, Southampton, Aston Villa and Stoke to live up to the entertainment value of el Clasico later today, but more power to them if they can! Here’s the schedule for today’s Premier League matches on … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes: Exclusive [PHOTOS]

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Current MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City defeated San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Saturday night with a goal in the 57th minute by Dominic Dwyer. Here are the exclusive photos courtesy of World Soccer Talk photographer Mark Shaiken

Where to Find Real Madrid vs Barcelona On US TV and Internet; El Clasico Live On Sunday at 4pm ET

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Sunday’s el Clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona could end up going a long way to deciding the title particularly if Real Madrid wins, pushing Barcelona further back in the race for La Liga. Make sure you don’t miss … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: West Ham vs Manchester United, 1:30pm, NBCSN Starting line-ups: West Ham United: Adrian, McCartney, Nolan (c), Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame, Downing Subs: Reid, Jarvis, Armero, … Continue reading

WATCH Wayne Rooney Scores Goal From Halfway Line Against West Ham [GIF]

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Wayne Rooney scored a remarkable goal for Manchester United against West Ham United in the Premier League Saturday with a long-range effort that sailed into the Hammers goal. It was reminiscent of the wonder goal that put David Beckham on … Continue reading

WATCH Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs Get Sent Off For Handball by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain [VIDEO]

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Referee Andre Marriner made a horrible decision in the London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal today when he mistakenly sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a handball in the area. With Chelsea leading 2-0 with early goals … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Could Get Start for Sunderland Today In Relegation Battle Against Norwich: Daily Soccer Report

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In January, I wrote an article about how Jozy Altidore’s poor form and the fact that Sunderland had gone out and bought another striker was a worrying sign for the US striker’s chances of playing in the first team. Since … Continue reading

WATCH Arsene Wenger Documentary On His 1,000 Games In Charge of the Gunners [VIDEO]

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Arsene Wenger takes charge of his 1000th game for Arsenal today, an incredible landmark achievement for a football manager. Since joining the club in 1996, Wenger has revolutionized not only Arsenal but all of the Premier League. One of the … Continue reading

Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 31

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The commentators have been announced for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television. Saturday, March 22: Chelsea vs Arsenal, 8:45am, NBCSN, mun2; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux Cardiff vs Liverpool, 11am, NBCSN, mun2; Gary Weaver & Trevor Francis … Continue reading

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UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final Draw Revealed

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After this morning’s draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, the draw for the quarter-finals of the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League has been made. The draw is as follows: AZ Alkmaar vs Benfica Lyon vs Juventus FC Basel vs Valencia … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final Draw Revealed

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The draw for the quarter-final stages of the UEFA Champions League has been made. The draw is as follows: Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea Manchester United vs Bayern Munich So there you … Continue reading

New York City FC Unveils Its Official Club Badge [PHOTO]

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New York City FC have unveiled their official club badge. The new MLS team, which will debut in 2015, asked fans to choose between two badges. More than 100,000 votes were cast by the Club’s fans. The NYCFC badge features … Continue reading

WATCH DishWorld Demo: How Soccer Fans Can Watch La Liga, Serie A And More [VIDEO]

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In the past several weeks, I’ve received many e-mails from readers asking questions about how DishWorld works, and how soccer fans can watch La Liga, Serie A, Championship and Ligue Un games. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription … Continue reading

Interview with Elliott Turner aka @Futfanatico, Soccer Writer and Author

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For some of you, the name Elliott Turner may ring a bell. Perhaps it’s the articles he writes for The Guardian about soccer culture in the United States. Or maybe you’ve seen his witty tweets from his @futfanatico account and blog. Whether … Continue reading

ESPN Hire Jon Champion and Daniel Mann As World Cup 2014 Commentators

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ESPN has hired British commentators Jon Champion and Daniel Mann for its coverage of World Cup 2014, according to an AP report. The English duo will join Derek Rae, Ian Darke, Fernando Palomo and Adrian Healey on the commentator team … Continue reading

Interview With DishWorld (World Soccer Talk Special Episode)

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In previous years, we’ve kept you updated on the latest developments about how to watch soccer on television and the Internet by interviewing executives from FOX Soccer, Setanta Sports, ESPN, FOX Soccer 2Go, ITVN and others. With one of the … Continue reading

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Manchester United vs Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit St Petersburg, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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Manchester United’s official matchday programme United Review sums up the situation at Old Trafford today with the headline “Let’s go for it!” emblazoned across the front cover. With United 2-0 down on aggregate, David Moyes’s side has everything to do to try … Continue reading