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. 02, 2009

The Silky Way

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

July 05, 2010


As the U.S. soccer team takes stock of its fateful round-of-16 departure and regroups for the future, it rues a golden opportunity squandered in ...

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 ...