“There were sharp rocks ingrained all over the field. They were everywhere. The artificial turf was actually pulling up out of the ground, and the turf itself was both low-grade and aging. This was a playing surface that looked like it hadn’t been replaced in years.”
– The U.S. women’s team, describing the field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Because of the playing conditions, the team canceled a game against Trinidad & Tobago hours before kickoff on Sunday (Dec. 6). Team members explain what happened in The Players’ Tribune.