Grant Wahl: Covering soccer in the USA


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After 24 years as a soccer journalist in the US, does Grant feel like a pioneer?

Convincing editors to cover soccer in the US

The importance of the World Cup 2010 'breaking through' in the US

His book on David Beckham’s time at the LA Galaxy and becoming the first soccer title to reach the NYT Bestseller’s list

His writing course at Princeton - John McPhee and David Remnick

Structuring stories and writing in different styles

Sports Illustrated's style of magazine journalism

Running for the presidency of FIFA

MLS - "They should be proud as to how far they have come"

The big, thorny television issue

Where does MLS fit in the growth of the US men's national team? The Landon Donovan example

How it has changed with Gio Reyna, Christian Pulisic

The damage of missing the World Cup

The boost of the 2026 World Cup in the US, Mexico and Canada

The US women's national team - their popularity and their legal claim for equal pay

Why a women's league has not yet worked in the US

The opportunity to become the best women's league in the world

The expansion of European football into the US, the legal case

The leagues below MLS - their strength and expansion plans

77 episodes