My love for this team is at a point where my parents question my sanity.
I have non-breaking news for you: FIFA does not care what you think.
Over the years, FIFA has never seemed influenced by what is written or said in papers, articles, tweets, blogs, and on television about how it operates. And over the years, women’s soccer has not appeared to sit high on FIFA’s priority list….
FIFA certifies turf and puts the FIFA stamp of approval on it. So it appears that we have a messaging issue: How can FIFA put its stamp of approval on turf and then not allow it for World Cup games? To which I would argue, even FIFA states on its “FIFA Quality Programme” website that “turf is the best alternative to natural grass.” Alternative, not “better than grass.” In countries or places where an appropriate grass surface is not an option, then turf is indeed a great alternative. But that is only when grass does not or cannot grow.
More non-breaking news, folks: Canada can grow grass.
2 years to rebrand? How does a team shut down for 2 YEARS and expect to be able to come back stronger?
Here’s the thing about the women’s ranking system, it takes into account EVERY game that a team has ever played going back to 1971. Teams that were once dominant, like Brazil, are still ranked highly because of their results years ago.
The mens ranking is much more accurate, it refreshes every 4 years.
The way the Timbers and Thorns organization, players and fans have supported the Fritz family this week is an awesome example of what a class act they are.
Germany, Japan, Sweden, France, England, Norway, Denmark…Canada (on some days)