Canada continue their world cup qualifying campaign tonight against St. Vincent & the Grenadines tonight at 7:30 in Montreal.

Some Canadian players were saying they’d like all their qualifying games to be at Montreal’s Stade Saputo – and seeing as there isn’t real grass at the National Soccer Stadium in Toronto I don’t blame them.

Is it inconvenient to put grass on the Toronto field once a year?

Yes

Is it more expensive to put in and maintain?

Probably.

Is it something that the players would want?

Certainly.

While you’re not going to hear guys on Toronto FC saying that they wouldn’t play without grass, I’m certain they’d quietly cheer if the team (Toronto FC) decided to go with real grass for the season. Real grass is preferable.

Yes field turf is FIFA legal. The real question is, is it player friendly?

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