Grant Wahl covers global and domestic soccer for Sports Illustrated, which he joined in November 1996 as a fact-checker. He became a senior writer in October 2000. Over the years, Wahl has produced in-depth stories and videos on some of the world’s biggest clubs (including Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea) and top-level players (Didier Drogba, David Beckham, Luis Suárez), in addition to all the leading personalities in U.S. soccer. Wahl has covered six men’s World Cups and four women’s World Cups. He fell in love with soccer in his adopted country of Argentina, where he wrote his Princeton University thesis on politics and soccer in that country, and he speaks conversational Spanish. Wahl lives in New York City with his wife, Celine, and their dogs, Coco and Zizou. He’s active on Twitter (@GrantWahl), Instagram and Facebook.
All Grant Wahl Stories
Africa's greatest star, Didier Drogba, didn't single-handedly end his country's civil war, but such is the respect he commands that when he called for Ivorians to look beyond what divided them, the people listened
He's The Shizz
Overflowing with talent, Kentucky freshman guard John Wall is dominating college hoops as few others have ever done
Remember the Mayhem
Unusually boisterous crowd support boosted the U.S. to a win over Guatemala
Coup De Grace
Zinedine Zidane scored twice with his head to seize the hearts of a nation—and France's first World Cup
Ahead of His Class
Ohio high school junior LeBron James is so good that he's already being mentioned as the heir to Air Jordan
Fathering out-of-wedlock kids has become commonplace among athletes, many of whom seem oblivious to the legal, financial and emotional consequences
As soccer gets serious in the States, scrutiny has intensified and expectations have soared. Meet the men of Team USA, who'll take on the ...
PLAY LIKE A GIRL BADASS
The unyielding U.S. women's soccer team didn't just win the World Cup: It captivated a nation AYLA LUDLOW, a 13-year-old soccer player from ...
Star players like Landon Donovan are leaving MLS for Europe. Is this a disaster--or a sign that American soccer is coming of age?
Her World Cup outburst violated the team-first ethos of women's sports and made her an outcast. Now Hope Solo is the U.S. goalie once again, bound for Beijing—and still trying to figure it all out
The U.S.'s three World Cup keepers draw strength from Premier League experience and an unusual solidarity
TWELVE YEARS AFTER SHE AND HER TEAMMATES MADE HISTORY, THE PIONEERING WOMEN'S SOCCER STAR AND WORLD CUP ...
He headlines perhaps the most formidable group of first-year players in college basketball history, but Texas forward Kevin Durant is in a class by himself--and should be the first frosh to win player of the year
A Staten Island rite of spring—partaking in a million-dollar NCAA pool—comes to an end