Quote of the day: Carli Lloyd on canceling the December game in Honolulu

“Not playing the match in Hawaii was a turning point for our group to demand better standards. Turf is not good — your body takes a toll. We want to be on grass, we want to be on good surfaces. I think we deserve that.

“We trained on the surface the day before for the first time. We had to alter our training session. … As a team, we met on the bus on our way back to the hotel. That’s when we made the decision. … We knew it could get ugly. But U.S. Soccer was supportive of it, and they apologized.”

– Carli Lloyd, on the decision by the U.S. women team not to play on a crappy artificial field in Honolulu on Dec. 6. She was interviewed by Glenn Crooks for CBS New York.

 

The turf at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Posted on Twitter by Hope Solo.

The turf at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Posted on Twitter by Hope Solo.

 

 

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