Ryan Wallerson

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States of America

My name is Ryan Wallerson. I am a freelance multimedia journalist with a background in print, photo and audio production. To this point in my career, I have been an intern for SLAM magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated. I've also worn the hats of news writer, copy chief, editorial editor, and Editor in Chief for my undergraduate news publication, The Campus. I currently contribute coverage of New York City Football Club to the Wall Street Journal sports desk and contribute generally to Sports Illustrated Edge, which focuses on extreme sports and the latest in action sports and performance technology.

Youth Participation Weakens in Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer

If there's an unofficial national day for America's sports passion, it is Super Bowl Sunday, and one of the largest U.S. television audiences of 2014 is expected to watch the Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos. But ahead of this weekend's spectacle in New Jersey, there is some sobering news about the country's most-popular team sports: Fewer children are playing them.

700 Soccer Fans and Counting: Fan Club Third Rail Builds Ranks

When the clock passed 2 p.m. on a recent Saturday at the East Village sports bar Nevada Smiths, a crowd of several dozen soccer fans had already ensured that the third meeting of the Third Rail, the independent group formally recognized by New York City Football Club as its official supporters society, would be the largest in its short history.

Does Tanaka Need His Whole Arsenal of Pitches?

When Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound Friday for his major league debut, the eyes of the baseball world will be on him. His vaunted split-finger fastball was the talk of the spring Grapefruit Leaue, and as the Blue Jays will find out, he's got six more pitches to go with it-that is, if the Yankees allow him to bring all of them north.

Can New York Become a Football Town?

Every year, media coverage leading up to the Super Bowl includes the inevitable stories about players who are coming home for the big game and relishing the opportunity to perform in front of the fans they made proud in high school.

Fans Reflect on Baseball Without Yankee Captain

The baseball world learned Wednesday that the upcoming season will be Derek Jeter's last. As news of his impending retirement made its way through the city, fans-Yankees or otherwise-were as varied as they were raw. First, though, came shock. "Are you sure? When did that happen?" asked 32-year-old Yankee fan Ebow Dadzie of...

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