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Christopher Harris

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Spurs-Man City is second most-watched game in US history

Sunday's game between Spurs and Man City was the second most-watched Premier League game in US soccer history. A total of 1.78 million watched the game across NBC, NBC Sports digital properties, Peacock and Telemundo. On the NBC network and Peacock combined, the viewing number was 1.5 million. Telemundo added an additional 288,000 viewers. Coupled […]

Exclusive interview: Alan Shearer on promotion and relegation

World Soccer Talk sat down with English soccer legend Alan Shearer to hear his thoughts on promotion and relegation, and the role it plays in world soccer. Legendary English footballer Alan Shearer has seen it all. From being the all-time Premier League goalscorer, as well as his playing career with Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle […]
/ 5 days ago

Wrexham is America’s biggest soccer story right now

Why discuss why Wrexham AFC is snowballing in the USA, what Warner Bros is doing different with their US Women’s coverage, as well as discussing our thoughts on the European Super League, whether it’s more likely now and if we should feel sorry for the big clubs in Spain and Italy who can’t compete with […]

Apple TV

/ 8 days ago

MLS adds more commentators to MLS Season Pass

On February 1, MLS Season Pass launches. However, the league has still not finalized its complete lineup of broadcasters who will be bringing the 2023 season to us. And we're still waiting to find out who their blockbuster lead commentator is in English. The league has it with the previously-announced co-commentator Taylor Twellman, but the […]

Wrexham

/ 9 days ago

Wrexham helping to grow the reach of soccer in the USA

When hit TV series Welcome to Wrexham premiered in the fall of 2022, few could have predicted that the show would help grow the popularity of soccer across the United States. But indeed it has, as well as creating a passionate fanbase of Wrexham supporters throughout North America. So, what measurable impact has Wrexham had […]

ESPN

/ 10 days ago

Wrexham to appear on ESPN SportsCenter and NFL Countdown

Wrexham fever is spreading across the United States in anticipation of Sunday's FA Cup game against Sheffield United. So much so that Wrexham will be on ESPN SportsCenter. There's no doubt that American soccer fans find Wrexham compelling, but ESPN plans to amp up the excitement Sunday with wall-to-wall coverage. Beginning Sunday at 9AM, ESPN's […]
/ 12 days ago

MLS needs to sign major player before MLS Season Pass

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Leagues: EPL

/ 13 days ago

NBC's Premier League Fan Fest a huge hit in Orlando, Florida

NBC's Premier League Fan Fest in Orlando, Florida was a tremendous success by any measurement. This was the eighth one that the broadcaster has held in the United States. And judging by the numbers, it may be the best one yet. In what is now becoming a must-see event on the US soccer calendar each […]

Reader Mailbag

/ 14 days ago

Reader Mailbag: Answering your soccer questions

It's time for another edition of the World Soccer Talk Reader Mailbag. This week, we tackle US Open Cup coverage, the Premier League Fan Fest, CONCACAF, Serie A and the FIFA Club World Cup. Don't forget to add any new questions you might have in the comments below, and we'll do our best to answer […]

Arsenal

/ 14 days ago

Arsenal, Man United set Premier League TV record in USA

NBC Sports have broken the all-time Premier League viewership record in the United States. Sunday's game between Arsenal and Manchester United averaged 2.3 million viewers across NBC, Telemundo and Peacock Premium. The thrilling game between Arsenal and Manchester United ended 3-2 to the Gunners after a late goal sealed the win in an end-to-end match. […]

Apple TV

/ 15 days ago

MLS Season Pass will have a local angle after all

One of the biggest concerns that fans of Major League Soccer teams have about MLS Season Pass is that they're losing local announcers. Previously, MLS has always had local announcers calling games across a range of regional sports networks nationwide. Many of them were considered experts and familiar voices that fans grew up with, while […]

Apple TV

/ 18 days ago

Android users feel left out as MLS embraces Apple

Anyone who watched the recent MLS Season Pass press conference may have been forgiven for mistakenly thinking it was an event for Apple fanboys. Yes, there was some discussion about the talent that will be bringing MLS games to viewers. But a lot of the press conference sounded like it was an infomercial for Apple, […]

Apple TV

/ 19 days ago

Bundesliga and ESPN paved the way for MLS-Apple deal

When the Bundesliga and ESPN announced a historic deal in 2019 to stream every single game from Germany's top-flight league, few could have predicted how revolutionary it was. The six-year deal to stream every game on ESPN+ was the first of its kind. So, imagine what Bundesliga and ESPN executives may have been thinking last […]
/ 20 days ago

How HBO Max & Telemundo did on USWNT debut

On this episode, we discuss US soccer’s debut on HBO Max and Telemundo, our thoughts on how TV broadcasters are getting more access during Premier League matches, your opinions about MLS Season Pass news so far, plus we have letters from you in the Listener Mailbag segment. Listen to the show via the player above […]

HBO Max

/ 21 days ago

Peacock to stream USMNT and USWNT games in new deal

NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock will stream every USMNT and USWNT game under a new deal agreed between Telemundo Deportes and the US Soccer Federation. Well, almost every game.* Regardless, if the Spanish language is no issue, which was evidently the case demonstrated by Peacock's impressive streaming numbers for the World Cup, Peacock looks likely to […]

Reader Mailbag

/ 21 days ago

Reader Mailbag: Streaming answers plus call for questions

In this week's Reader Mailbag, we answer questions that range from Ligue 1, Paramount+ as well as a CONMEBOL championship tournament. Before we jump into the answers to your questions, be sure to post new questions in the comments section below. Then, every Tuesday, we’ll answer your questions in the Reader Mailbag column. Nosferatu: Why does Paramount+ […]

World Cup 2022

/ 22 days ago

Most popular soccer websites in USA during World Cup 2022

Qatar 2022 may be over, but it was a huge tournament for the most popular soccer websites in USA during the first month of the World Cup. In the data below provided by Comscore, the industry standard for web measurement, the month of November 2022 saw FIFA.com climb into first place, understandably so. After all, […]

Reader Mailbag

/ 28 days ago

Reader Mailbag: Answers to your questions

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your time in asking such fantastic questions in the very first call for questions. I can't promise I'll always have the answers you're looking for, but my staff (Kyle Fansler, Derek Reese, Chris Moore) and I will endeavor to do our best. Before we […]

Discovery

/ 28 days ago

USMNT and USWNT commentators for TNT and HBO Max

Warner Bros Discovery Sports have unveiled their USMNT and USWNT commentators for games beginning in 2023. The announcement kicks off the broadcaster's new deal with US Soccer, which runs through 2030. Coverage begins January 17 when USWNT faces New Zealand in the first of two friendlies to be played down under. Those two games are […]

FOX Sports

/ 35 days ago

FOX Sports acquire Coupe de France rights in USA

Just weeks after FOX Sports signed a deal to broadcast MLS games for the next four years, FOX have signed yet another soccer rights deal. This time, FOX Sports have acquired Coupe de France rights in the United States to bring French Cup games to viewers. Coupe de France rights are marketed by the French […]