"THE ARTIFICIAL TURF AT THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP WAS REPORTEDLY 120 DEGREES AT KICK OFF"

 Image: Erich Schlegel

Image: Erich Schlegel

Marissa Payne, The Washington Post, June 6, 2015

EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE:

“Between men and women … this is not equal,” Team USA star Sydney Leroux said in a recent video interview with Vice Sports. “For us to be playing the biggest tournament for women’s soccer on artificial grass is unacceptable. The game is completely different. It’s fake. So you don’t know how it’s gonna bounce. You don’t know how the ball is gonna run. It’s terrible for your body. The constant pounding. You’re running pretty much on cement. … We’re the guinea pigs.”