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Saint Louis FC are battling for a playoff position after returning to the Western Conference this season. Also joining them on the move from the Eastern Conference was midfielder Wal Fall, who spent the past two seasons with Rochester Rhinos. “I’m enjoying my time in Saint Louis a lot,” Fall says. “I hope we can have a little bit more success, but it will come at one point if we’re still working hard and believe in what we’re doing!”
Before arriving in the USL, Fall played professionally in his native Germany and also in Austria. He was disappointed, as one could imagine, with the national team’s performance at the World Cup. One of his family members has direct experience at the World Cup, actually playing for the United States national team.
Fall’s cousin is former USMNT midfielder Jermaine Jones. Surprisingly, they don’t discuss their mutual profession often. “We don’t talk at all about football,” he states.
A great athlete standing 6’3”, Fall was not limited to only soccer in the sports world. If not the beautiful game, what sport would Wal have gone for? “Probably, I would choose Tennis because I like to play it a lot with my friends back home in Germany,” he answers.