Grant Wahl

Grant Wahl

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

Nov. 20, 2006


Gut Shots Houston dug deep to score a late goal and then win the first MLS Cup decided by that most fickle of methods: penalty kicks EVER ...

Nov. 20, 2006

2 Florida

The Gators' starters are back, but can they remain champs now that everyone wants a bite of them?

Oct. 24, 2011


The U.S. will improve slowly under new coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who was hired to excel in the World Cup, not win early friendlies.

Nov. 17, 2008


WHY WOULD you take the nation's top shooting guard and turn him into a point guard? Well, if you're Davidson coach Bob McKillop, you're ...

Dec. 04, 2000

Inside College Basketball

Falling ArizonaThe No. 1-ranked Wildcats were floored by their ownoverscheduling After Purdue's shocking 72-69 upset of No. 1 Arizona at ...

Nov. 29, 2010


Often-ignored Colorado capped off a stunning playoff run by winning the first championship in franchise history If soccer is sometimes the ...

Nov. 02, 2009

The Silky Way

The star-studded Galaxy is playing to its potential at playoff time, thanks to Bruce Arena's smooth touch

April 30, 2012

Deuce Is Wild

Clint Dempsey is about to complete the best season ever by an American in Europe. Will an offer from a big-name team be next?

Dec. 26, 2005

Too Good Not to Win It

PICKING BRAZIL to win next summer's World Cup is about as provocative as a Saturday Evening Post cover, and so you'll have a hard time ...

March 01, 1999

Hurricane Force Fresh from an upset of Connecticut, Miami is aiming to take the NCAA tournament by storm

Leonard Hamilton sat in his hotel suite in Hartford last Fridaynight and recounted one particularly bad day he had early in histenure as coach at ...

Oct. 23, 2000

Double Time Playing with a painful knee injury, Chris Armas gave his all in a World Cup qualifier and the MLS final--and came up empty

Club and country. They're the magnetic poles of a soccer player's world, a constant source of divided loyalty--paycheck versus patriotism--that ...