Remebering soccer journalist Grant Wahl
This week on The Wormcast we remember soccer journalist and my former colleague Grant Wahl who passed away on Dec 9th while covering the Argentina v Netherlands World Cup match in Qatar. This is a rebroadcast of my podcast with Grant from Thanksgiving week 2020, as he was debuting his new podcast series titled American Prodigy: The Freddy Adu Story. In 2003 Adu was a 13-year-old soccer prodigy and was considered America's best hope for their first global superstar, but it didn't work out that way. We also discussed Grant's work on another prodigy at the time LeBron James, and a long look at his career in sports journalism. I hope you'll enjoy listening to Grant's passion for his craft. RIP to a very talented journalist and one of the nicest people you'll run into whether it's the first time or 100th.
Topics discussed: The Freddy Adu Story Covering two prodigies Adu and LeBron James The 1991 US Women's National Team, the first Women's World Cup Winner The freedom of the podcast episodic format. Grant's process on writing and voicing podcasts. Grant's unique journalism beginnings at Princeton covering Bob Bradley and Pete Carill. Internship at the Miami Herald, a newspaper with a legendary sports staff. The greatest piece of advice given to Grant Grant's early days at Sports Illustrated Grant's most memorable stories at Sports Illustrated MLS questions coming out of COVID The exciting young US men's soccer players emerging on the international stage What's going on with 2022 World Cup Qualifying? The most talented member of his household, his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder part of the President-elect Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board.
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