CBS News, October 1, 2014
EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLE:
The players, led by U.S. national team forward Abby Wambach, have said for months they believe there is a greater risk of injury on turf, and that the surface changes the way the game is normally played.
Wambach, known for making dramatic plays, said turf will limit the action on the field and increase player injuries.
About a year ago when we heard definitively that they were gonna be playing it on actual artificial surface, I kinda came out pretty vocally and said this is an outrage, this is a disgrace," Wombach said. "The game changes, the ball rolls faster, and it's less fun as an athlete. It should be grass stains, not blood."