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By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio
The United States women’s soccer team concluded its post-World Cup Victory Tour and said goodbye to legendary forward Abby Wambach on Wednesday, wrapping up a historic chapter. One thing that has not concluded, however, is the debate over turf fields and field conditions in women’s soccer.
The women were the talk of the country when they won their first Women’s World Cup since 1999. They were in the headlines again two weeks ago when they refused to play their scheduled match against Trinidad and Tobago at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii due to poor turf conditions. This decision followed a practice on a subpar grass field where star midfielder Megan Rapinoe tore her ACL. For full background into the reasoning for the team’s decision, a link to the article the players wrote for the Player’s Tribune can be found here.
St. Bonaventure women’s soccer coach Steve Brdarski has been following along with the debate and controversy, and he offered his thoughts in an interview last week. Here’s the audio: