Quote of the day: Megan Rapinoe on playing the World Cup on plastic grass

“Honestly, I think it’s even more crap now than I did before. I hated playing on it. … At the international level, to hold a major money-making global spectacle and to have to play on turf is ridiculous, in my opinion. The World Cup is hard enough on your body. … To add extra wear and tear because of the turf isn’t fair.”MI definitely felt it on my lower back and my ankles in particular.

– Megan Rapinoe, on FIFA’s refusal to require natural grass in the Canadian venues that hosted this summer’s World Cup. She was quoted by The Players’ Tribune.

Rich Schultz/AP

Rich Schultz/AP

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