For the first time ever, the women's World Cup next year in Canada will be tested out entirely on FieldTurf, instead of the traditional natural grass. Alex Morgan is not a fan of the alteration and that may be putting it lightly. "They are treating us as second class to the men," Morgan told TMZ Sports, "using the women as guinea pigs in their experiment is just not right."
In response to the change, Morgan has helped band together a group of 40 national team players, including former teammate Abby Wambach, to legally fight FIFA's decision while requesting that the organization rethink their stance on using turf, or what they are referring to as "a second-class surface." The group is also maintaining that in a letter sent to FIFA and Canada Soccer in July is in violation of Canadian law and gender discrimination.
[via New York Daily News]