Monthly Archives: September 2012

Soccer coach Pia Sundhage coaches her last U.S. women's soccer match.

U.S. women's soccer coach Pia SundhageAfter 90 wins, 2 Olympic titles and a runner-up World Cup finish, U.S women’s soccer coach Pia Sundhage coached her final match this past week in Commerce City, Colorado. Fittingly it was a victory: a 6-2 win for the U.S. women over Australia in an exhibition match.

Read more about what’s next for the 52-year-old coach, and find out what song the team serenaded her with as she left the pitch.

 

Is playing soccer on turf bad for your health?

Artificial soccer turfIt seems more and more matches and practices are being held on new artificial-turf fields these days. While offering the advantage of being nearly maintenance-free, do these fields pose a health risk from the recycled rubber infill material (affectionately called “turf turds” in our house)?

To help answer this question, we turn to this article from the Science of Soccer Online.