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Grant Wahl, on Twitter at @GrantWahl, is the leading soccer journalist in the United States. Comfortable writing long form and short form and appearing in front of the camera, Wahl joined has been a senior writer at Sports Illustrated for over 14 years, and has wrote over 31 cover story’s for the SI magazine since joining the company as a reporter in 1998. He began his journalism career as an intern with the Miami Herald in 1996.

When he isn’t traveling for SI, Wahl spends his time cooking, reading, running, watching movies and traveling with his wife, Celine. He is conversational in Spanish.

Wahl, 39, grew up in Mission, Kansas, and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in politics in 1996. Wahl’s first book, The Beckham Experiment (published by Crown in 2009), was the first soccer book to become a New York Times bestseller.

Wahl joined Football Every Day’s Advisory Board in May of 2014.


Mark Thomas, on Twitter at @MarkRolandT, is in Economic Management at the World Bank. Mark grew up in Leeds, England, and received a Doctorate in Economics from Princeton University, a Master’s in Economics from McGill University, and a Bachelor’s (First Class) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. 

Mark is an avid football fan, and follows Leeds United. He represents the readers an economic side of the Football Every Day on the board.