Author Archives: The Gaffer

About The Gaffer

Founder and publisher of EPL Talk, The Gaffer (aka Christopher Harris) is a journalist who has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications as well as on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who lives in Florida, has supported Swansea City since 1979. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005.

Women’s Soccer Games at 2012 Summer Olympics: US TV and Internet Listings

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The 2012 Summer Olympics will feature over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries. Out of all of the different sporting events, there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation built around the soccer matches, for both the men and women. For viewers … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast: Sizzlin’ In Silly Season

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It’s hot outside in the United States, but MLS is busy and stronger than ever. On the latest episode of the MLS Talk Podcast, listen to new host Earl Reed and new co-hosts Robert Hay Jr. and Daniel Feuerstein discuss … Continue reading


Watch the ‘We Must Go’ Featurette About Bob Bradley’s 2014 World Cup Quest For Egypt [VIDEO]

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Bobbo from Blackie Lawless on Vimeo. Watch the trailer for “We Must Go,” the documentary about Bob Bradley’s quest to qualify Egypt for the 2014 World Cup. The film is currently in production, and will continue as they follow Bradley … Continue reading

New York Cosmos Joins NASL

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In surprising news, the most well-known club name in US soccer history has joined the North American Soccer League (NASL). The NASL today announced that the New York Cosmos have joined the NASL and will begin league play in the … Continue reading

Happy Fourth Of July to MLS Talk Readers

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On behalf of MLS Talk, I’d like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July! On this, America’s Independence Day, I’ll be relaxing, watching some Wimbledon tennis on TV, and spending the day with my family, with … Continue reading

Eric Wynalda Named Interim Head Coach of Atlanta Silverbacks

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Eric Wynalda will be named today as interim head coach of NASL team Atlanta Silverbacks, according to an industry source. Wynalda will replace Alex Pineda Chacon, who was fired Sunday night after a disappointing record in charge of the Silverbacks … Continue reading

David Wangerin, Soccer Author, Dies After Short Illness

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Soccer writer and author David Wangerin died last night after a short illness. Wangerin was born in Chicago and raised in Wisconsin. The American-born author was an Aston Villa supporter, and moved to England in 1987. He also lived in … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Rowdies to Play Fort Lauderdale Strikers For the First Time Since 1993

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Editor’s note: The following is a reprint of a MLS Talk article from two years ago when the Florida derby between Miami FC and Tampa Bay was played. This weekend the Florida derby returns, but it takes on a deeper … Continue reading

USA Men’s National Team Home Jersey Officially Revealed [PHOTO]

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Nike and US Soccer today officially revealed a photo of the new home jersey for the US men’s national soccer team for 2012-13. Unfortunately, as we first revealed in November 2011, the leaked photo is the same design that looks … Continue reading

MLS Debut On NBC Sports Scores Disappointing 82K Viewers

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NBC Sports kicked off its first season of MLS TV coverage Sunday with only 82,000 viewers and a 0.07 rating. Embarrassingly, there were nine outdoors (fishing and hunting) TV shows that day that had larger viewing audiences, according to TV … Continue reading