UMBC tourny- good field scenerio's

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by oldrug, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. oldrug

    oldrug New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    Interesting to watch the games played at this tourney.
    Fri's. games played on a wet and well manicured grass
    pitch, seating three yards from the side touch line. Fantastic to watch from a spectator's point of view.
    Loved it, but the pitch was history after two games.
    Sunday's games were moved to the stadium- art.turf, still wet from the day's drizzle and seating was a good twenty yards away, but game play speed was noticably faster on the turf, kinda like a huge indoor game. Good teams, great games, all and all.
    It got me thinking about the schools that play- practice on art. turf, the speed, transition in play, on and off the ball. I watched Loyola play in a few games last year and had thoughts that they could have beat a few of the bottom tier MLS teams, watching the way they moved
    in some of their better moments. To bad the turf is prone to player injury, but I will take the seat on the touch line with real grass any day of the week.
    No one can ever forget the sound and feel of the game.

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