US Soccer has announced that they will posthumously honor Grant Wahl with induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Wahl, a renowned soccer journalist and author, passed away in 2018 at the age of 48.
Grant Wahl began his career in sports journalism as a college intern for Sports Illustrated, eventually rising to become the magazine’s senior writer covering soccer. He was also a correspondent for Fox Sports and a regular commentator on the sport for various other media outlets.
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In addition to his journalism career, Wahl also wrote several books on soccer, including “The Beckham Experiment” and “The United States of Soccer.” His book “The Billionaires Club: The Inside Story of the Football Super League” was published posthumously in 2019.
Wahl was known for his in-depth coverage of the sport and his ability to bring attention to stories and issues that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. He was a vocal advocate for the growth and development of soccer in the United States, and his work helped to raise the profile of the sport in the country.
"Grant was a true journalist, and his contributions to the sport of soccer in the United States were immeasurable," said US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone.
“He was a passionate and dedicated advocate for the game, and his work helped to raise the profile of soccer in this country. We are honoured to posthumously inducted him into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.”
The induction ceremony for the National Soccer Hall of Fame will take place during the induction weekend, which is scheduled for October 2022. Wahl will be honoured alongside other notable figures in the soccer community, including players, coaches, referees, and administrators.
Wahl’s induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to his contributions to the sport of soccer in the United States.
His work as a journalist and author helped to bring attention to the sport and helped to promote its growth and development in the country. He will be remembered as a true champion of the sport and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of soccer enthusiasts.
His death came as a shock to the soccer community, and many of his colleagues and friends have spoken out about the impact he had on their lives and the sport as a whole. He was a great journalist, a true professional, and his passion for the game was evident in everything he wrote.
Wahl’s induction into the Hall of Fame is a way to recognize and celebrate his contribution to the sport, not just in the United States, but globally. He was a respected voice in the soccer community, and his work helped to bring the sport to a wider audience. His legacy will live on through his writing and the impact he had on the sport he loved.
He was a passionate and dedicated advocate for the game, and his work helped to raise the profile of soccer in the country. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of soccer enthusiasts and his work will be remembered for years to come.