DC United Coach Calls BMO Field Worst He's Seen In MLS Game
MLS Toronto FC yesterday played its '14 home opener in a 1-0 win against DC United "before 22,591 fans" at BMO Field, where the grass pitch "was in terrible condition after a long, cold Toronto winter." Streaks of "worn patches blotted the field that looked as though it had been chewed up by a CFL game." United coach Ben Olsen said the field "was as bad as I've ever seen in MLS" (SPORTSNET.ca, 3/22). TFC coach Ryan Nelson after the game "wasn't blaming the groundskeepers" for the field conditions. He said, "I blame God for that, for the winter He's given Toronto" (TORONTO STAR, 3/23).