WHAT IS GRANTWAHL.COM?

It’s a newsletter providing quality journalism, discussion and analysis around the sport of soccer from one of the world’s leading soccer journalists. I write in-depth magazine-style stories on men’s and women’s soccer in the U.S. and abroad, report on-location from the sport’s biggest events (including World Cups and World Cup qualifying), publish a twice-weekly podcast with news talk and interviews (audio and written) with the sport’s most prominent figures, write columns and start regular discussion threads with our community in a sport that never stops.


WHO ARE YOU?

I covered soccer for Sports Illustrated for 25 years, including 12 World Cups—seven men’s, five women’s—and wrote more than three dozen cover stories on some of the most prominent figures in sports. I have written two books: The Beckham Experiment (2009), the first soccer book to make the New York Times Best Seller list, and Masters of Modern Soccer (2018), about the craft of soccer position by position. I have worked in television since 2012, have conducted hundreds of in-depth podcast interviews and have created and hosted narrative podcast series on the Freddy Adu story and the origins of the U.S. women’s national team and the FIFA women’s World Cup. I’m conversational in Spanish.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

For $6 a month or $50 a year ($4.17 a month):

A subscription gets you all my on-location journalism, including magazine-style feature stories from around the world and coverage of World Cups and every big U.S. national team game (men’s and women’s), plus all my weekly coverage: Friday newsletters/mailbags, twice-weekly interviews (audio and written), instant reactions to the big weekly games and participation in discussion threads.

Best XI Member, $150/year:

All of the above plus invites to quarterly private zooms where you can ask me anything you want about soccer, life, my path in the media business and anything else on your mind.

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