Grant Needham is a Canadian former professional soccer player. Grant has held positions on the Canadian Soccer Association's Men's National Team (“Team Canada”) from 1988 to 1993, as well as the Montreal Impact from 1993 to 1999, migrating from the United Soccer League (USL), to the North American Soccer League (NASL) and finally Major League Soccer (MLS). During his career with the Montreal Impact, Grant achieved several team and personal milestones such as:
o League Championships (1994).
o Selected to join the First All-Star Team (1995).
o Team record - scoring one goal in five consecutive games.
o Fifth top goal scorer (19) in Club history (1993 to 2011).
o Fifth in game winning goals (9) in Club history (1993 to 2011).
o Sixth top point earner (54) and assists (16) in Club history (1993 to 2011).
o Montreal Impact Hall of Fame Builders Club induction (2007).
Following his days as an international and professional player, Grant has maintained various coaching, technical and advisory connections with several clubs within the Montreal region. Simultaneously, he remains involved with the Montreal Impact, as a dedicated game broadcaster and analytical commentator for TSN 690AM Radio, which is part of the Bell Media group.
Through KISsoccer, Grant has been able to harness his soccer experiences and expertise, to promote the values of skills development. As a soccer teacher, he is able to impart that knowledge onto players who are eager to improve. From day-one the focus has always been on helping young players develop the fundamental skills required to succeed in soccer, and that philosophy has not changed.