Abby Wambach condemns fieldturf venues in Canada’s World Cup

April 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps | 11 Comments

Anyone who reads my blog will know about my contempt for fieldturf. Though most players absolutely hate the stuff, many who play on it are muzzled by their clubs so they cannot criticize it.  While we have yet to hear one Whitecaps player criticize the fake stuff our team plays on at BC Place, you had better believe they are muttering about it among themselves.  You can also bet it is a part of their contract not to slag the stuff even if they want to.  

This is why it is refreshing to hear top soccer players telling the truth about the stuff as Abby Wambach, the American women’s team star, has done recently.  On ESPN Wambach has decried the fact that five out of the six venues for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada will be fieldturf venues.  She makes the point that this would never occur in the men’s World Cup (she is right about that), and expresses fear for player injuries and the quality of soccer that will be played during the Cup.

It is time we got out of the soccer stone age in Canada. We must realize we will never catch up with the rest of the world while we are playing elite level football on field turf instead of natural grass.  

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  1. Anything that annoys wambach is something I fully support. My only regret is that all 6 venues are not turf …one for each of the 6 seconds she counted in the ref’s face during the olympics.

  2. Furthermore she just hates Canada and all things Canadian. She goes on about turf yet she has no problem playing in Rochester on turf at Sahlens stadium for her league team. My only hope is that if North Korea does launch a nuke it lands in the trailer park in buffalo she calls home.

    • last sentence was a joke.

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