Grant Wahl and I both went to Shawnee Mission East High School and Princeton, albeit many years apart. But we shared a love for real football, the kind you play with your feet.I was an avid follower of his writing from when he started at Sports Illustrated. He was simply brilliant in every way. The hole he leaves isn’t fillable. He was – and is – as important to the advancement of soccer in the United States as any single person ever. He will be missed by me and by everyone else who cares about the game.