The State of American Soccer

The State of American Soccer

Grant Wahl

8.31.2010

Grant Wahl

Grant Wahl joined SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in November 1996 as a reporter and was promoted to his current position of senior writer in October 2000. Wahl's writing for SI and SI.com includes college basketball, soccer, investigative reporting and features on a variety of topics. He began his journalism career as an intern with the Miami Herald in 1996. Wahl, 35, grew up in Mission, KS, and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in politics in 1996. Wahl's first book, The Beckham Experiment (Crown, 2009), was a New York Times Best Seller.

Back from covering the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl gives a Clinton School lecture about the state of American soccer. Wahl is the author of New York Times bestselling book, "The Beckham Experiment," which chronicles English star David Beckham’s stint in American soccer. In his career at Sports Illustrated, Wahl has covered 12 NCAA basketball tournaments, five World Cups and three Olympics.