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It’s time for a change.

After featuring its previous design that ran for several years, today I’m pleased to announce that World Soccer Talk has officially launched its a website redesign and rebranding. With 2022 being a World Cup year, there’s no better timing than now to release our new look and feel.

Note however that this isn’t change for change’s sake. The website has been better designed to focus more on what differentiates us, as well as better organizing the site to deliver the news you’re looking for.

Here, let me explain in more detail all of the changes.

Emphasizing what we are

First, the most important reason for the redesign is to focus on our core strength. World Soccer Talk is the number one source for soccer TV schedules in the United States, as well as cord cutting reviews and soccer news from around the world.

In redesigning our site, we wanted the soccer TV schedules to be more accessible. So in doing so, we’ve added an Upcoming Matches section as the first link in the navigation bar. That page lists all of the games for the next three days, without any spoilers. (The previous design of the site usually only listed matches for one or two days).

Second, while our site has TV schedules that are updated daily, we also want our bring more attention to our original, quality content. On the homepage, you’ll see dedicated sections such as ‘More news from World Soccer Talk’ (focused on the latest TV and streaming news for soccer fans) and ‘Featured Stories’ (that will include original articles, interviews and opinion pieces).

New look-and-feel

In designing World Soccer Talk’s new logo, we wanted a design that better encapsulates what it is that makes us different. Moving away from the previous logo that was on a white background, the new design marries the image of a test card with the World Soccer Talk name, which is enhanced by the colorful display on a black background.

(Eagle-eyed viewers will sometimes see a test card to begin or end a television or streaming broadcast. We at World Soccer Talk, through our podcasts, interviews and videos, often take our followers behind the scenes).

New features

In redesigning World Soccer Talk, we want to make it easier for you to find the stories that matter most to you:

— Team Pages: Featuring previews and TV schedules for the top teams in world soccer,
— Contributor section: The latest stories from the writers you enjoy reading the most,
— Improved bio pages: Learn more about each writer,
— Improved newsletter design: Our daily email newsletter is customized based on which league you follow most closely,
— Vastly improved mobile experience: Designed specifically for mobile phones and tablets, and
— New graphics for our podcast and social media

World Soccer Talk’s growth

The year 2021 was our most successful in the sixteen years we’ve been in business. Now in our seventeenth year, our staff has grown to five employees who are focused on bringing you the latest TV schedules and news. Additionally, we have a team of freelance writers around the world who write about the Beautiful Game.

What makes World Soccer Talk different than our competitors? There are several reasons. First, we’re the only website bringing you the latest soccer TV and streaming schedules strictly for viewers in the United States. Second, we offer the latest news, interviews and podcasts on how to watch soccer. Thirdly, we’re an independent publishing company. And fourthly, we offer our quality content free of charge.

The fact that World Soccer Talk doesn’t feature a paywall is, we believe, a big difference. We focus on quality-written articles. At the same time, we want the user experience to be as smooth as possible. That’s why you won’t see banner advertising on our site. Nor will you find auto-play videos or pop-up ads. At the end of the day, we’re 100% focused on bringing you quality articles and the schedules for the biggest leagues.

Our successful World Soccer Talk Podcast will continue too. Hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer and myself, the show is approaching 1,400 episodes. The longest running soccer podcast on the planet features questions and comments from you, the listeners, as well as a weekly interview and topic discussion show, hosted by Kyle Fansler.

From the entire team here at World Soccer Talk, thank you for your support and loyalty. And may this year be a successful one for you and your family.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. JP

    February 21, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    See the comments are functioning like the old site again, great improvement! Thanks for listening to a few of your cranky readers…
    Complained about that issue initially so will also praise now that it’s resolved. 👍🏻

  2. locofooty

    February 15, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    When we click on recent comments, it should open the thread and take you to the last one just like before. Maybe have a ticker up top with the most prominent upcoming matches with their ko time. Click anywhere on the ticker and it takes you to the upcoming matches section. I don’t see a link to the SoccerTV blog anymore. It’s not part of WST anymore? The news on int’l rights is handy for us VPNers lol. That is all. Overall, great revamp guys!

    • Nosferatu

      February 15, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      I’d also like to add that everything looks great and thoughtfully done–my only suggestion would also be with the comments and not being able to jump straight to the most recent one, as loco points out.

      The links (and quick jumps) to most recent comments is one of the nice things that distinguishes this site from most others and enhances engagement, I think, so it would be kind of sad to lose that.

      But whereas most website redesigns are pretty clear steps backwards, this one feels like the opposite overall, so well done!

  3. Lou

    February 15, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Well done and nice improvement. Never pass a day without visiting WST.

  4. Michael F

    February 15, 2022 at 10:56 am

    I agree with Dave. Great content as always and very nice redesign of the site. Thank you!

  5. dave

    February 15, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Congratulations! Looks great. I am happy to see “upcoming matches” is still prominent and appreciate the several day lookahead. Thank you to the team for all the terrific content.

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