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
Coup De Grace
Zinedine Zidane scored twice with his head to seize the hearts of a nation—and France's first World Cup
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 ...
The Columbus Crew danced to its first MLS Cup title behind the brilliant moves of Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the league's most talented (sorry, Becks!) and influential import
Landon Donovan's ready to lead the U.S. to next year's World Cup--but who'll be going with him?
The Case for ... Carli Lloyd
IN THE SOUTHEAST corner of Portugal, in a tiny stadium wedged between the beach, a lighthouse and the river frontier with Spain, Carli Lloyd ...
Here We Grow
The women's win was a great moment for their sport—but we've been here before. Now can this new energy propel a pro league forward?
The madness in March boils down to tempo and efficiency. Teams that control the pace and make the most of every chance-at both ends of the floor-have the best shot at reaching Indy
The purposely annoying Bruce Pearl made Tennessee men's basketball relevant again, using a freewheeling offense, pressing defense and ...
The exorcism of the 1996 season finally took place this May, onone of those sweltering days that almost melt the carpet atLincoln's Memorial ...
World Cup qualifying wasn't supposed to be this hard—or look this ugly. After a Jamaican scare, it's time to evaluate the man in charge
Inside College Basketball
PLAYER OF THE YEARFor his scoring and other reasons, Arizona's Jason Terry is thepick Early in his freshman season Arizona point guard ...
BANGERS AND BOLOGNESE
Once insular, stagnant and fearful of change, England now has its football fate— some would say its national birthright—in the hands of a suave ...
Take the Shot
As a frenetic NCAA tournament reaches its finale, the national champion is likely to be determined by a showdown among deadeye marksmen
Homes Sweet Homes
With the debut of the Dynamo's new downtown Houston stadium, most every MLS team now has a venue well-suited for the sport
Rock Chalk, Champions
After a fantastic two-minute flurry at the end of regulation, Kansas KO'd Memphis 75--68 in overtime to claim the Jayhawks' first title since Danny and the Miracles prevailed 20 years ago
Legacy of Betrayal
Police blamed Liverpool fans for a deadly tragedy, but new findings say otherwise
Villainy Or Victory?
Four years ago LUIS SUâˆšÃ…REZ committed a cynical but shrewd offense ( quarterfinals, hand ball—you might recall it) that helped lift ...