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.

FOUDY TALKS TURF — BECAUSE FIFA WON’T

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iraffiruse:

The potatoes have escaped

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I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball. Eduardo Galeano (via cypher2)

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It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. — F. Scott Fitzgerald (via observando)

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i keep seeing the words coffee shop au without knowing what they mean. a coffee shop universe? alternate universe where there are coffee shops. friends, i have some good news for you about this universe that we live in

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comedycentral:

Stephen thinks Barack Obama needs to step it up. Watch his take on Boots on the Ground here.

AMAZING.

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superwhohannilockpotter:

I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.

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chicagno:

when a casual conversation with your parents turns into a lectureimage

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thrace-:

Julie King and Alyssa Naeher, on shutting out Portland.  Same.

thrace-:

Julie King and Alyssa Naeher, on shutting out Portland.  Same.

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magdis22:

I’ve missed being covered in grass and not black turf beads! :) what a great day of training today! @AlyssaNaeher

magdis22:

I’ve missed being covered in grass and not black turf beads! :) what a great day of training today! @AlyssaNaeher

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The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.

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