World Soccer Talk
First impressions of MLS Is Back TV coverage

First impressions of MLS Is Back TV coverage

July 9, 2020

In episode 179, we share our first impressions of MLS Is Back on ESPN, news about Peacock going all in on the Premier League, and CBS gobbling up the Champions League rights.

Making sense of changes to streaming services

Making sense of changes to streaming services

July 2, 2020

In episode 178, we discuss price changes to soccer streaming services, NBC’s coverage of Liverpool winning the Premier League title, our thoughts about CBS’s first weekend of soccer TV coverage, news about Mexico’s new cup competition that starts this weekend and more.

Turner says goodbye to the Champions League

Turner says goodbye to the Champions League

June 25, 2020

In episode 177, we discuss Turner quitting the Champions League, FOX laying off soccer producers in cost-cutting measures, MLS tournament to play during Florida’s rising COVID numbers, first impressions of NBC’s new Peacock streaming service and beIN SPORTS blacking out Serie A broadcasts in 35 countries.

Highs and lows of soccer’s virtual extravaganza

Highs and lows of soccer’s virtual extravaganza

June 18, 2020

In episode 176, we reveal news about FA Cup games moving to ESPN, Italian soccer sells out to a soft drinks maker, MLS broadcasters squabble over TV costs, NWSL announces their CBS TV plans and Premier League wobbles on opening day of restart.

Welcome to Summer Of Soccer

Welcome to Summer Of Soccer

June 11, 2020

In episode 175, we discuss NBC releasing more details about its coverage of the Premier League, Serie A coming home to ESPN, our thoughts on LaLiga’s virtual fans experiment and MLS changes Orlando tournament to try to make it entertaining.

MLS Tournament: Orlando Or Bust

MLS Tournament: Orlando Or Bust

June 4, 2020

In episode 174, we discuss ESPN giving German soccer a boost, insight into the MLS Orlando tournament and what it means for the league's future, Fanatiz launches a free version of their streaming service, Amazon adds a new highly-recommended soccer documentary, and more.

EPL and LaLiga unveil major TV plans

EPL and LaLiga unveil major TV plans

May 28, 2020

In episode 173, Bundesliga brings the noise, LaLiga and Premier league announce ambitious plans for their return, why MLS is skating on thin ice financially, how TV piracy may scupper the Newcastle takeover plans and NWSL is back… back again

How low can FOX Sports go?

How low can FOX Sports go?

May 21, 2020

In episode 172, we cover our thoughts on FOX’s coverage of the Bundesliga return, a debate about the potential MLS restart ahead of other US pro team sports, live soccer is heading to ESPN Deportes, when all of the soccer leagues are returning, and more.

Spurs legend Gary O’Reilly discusses return of European soccer

Spurs legend Gary O’Reilly discusses return of European soccer

May 14, 2020

In episode 171, Christopher Harris and guest Gary O'Reilly from Spurs and Crystal Palace cover a range of topics including: the world anxiously awaits the return of the Bundesliga, we’ve got the dates for when the other major leagues return, how FOX has ballsed up German soccer’s return before its even started, and big news for fans of the US Womens National Team

Bundesliga is back baby! World Soccer Talk Podcast

Bundesliga is back baby! World Soccer Talk Podcast

May 7, 2020

In episode 170, Christopher Harris and co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer cover a range of topics including: Bundesliga announces return to their regular season, all the details on how to watch the Korean League starting this weekend, B/R Live takes down paywall to offer more classic games to viewers, what the Coronavirus has revealed about classic soccer matches plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.