The CONCACAF Champions League pitch in Guyana is laughable Print E-mail
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By Ryan Rosenblatt @RyanRosenblatt on Aug 18 2014, 5:37 pm

The CONCACAF Champions League is back! And, as is the case with seemingly every CONCACAF competition, that means hilariously awful pitches.

The latest is in Guyana, where the Portland Timbers will play Alpha United.

To call that grass would be charitable, but then again, that is a cricket stadium. Soccer isn’t a priority there, just an event to full up a few empty dates and maybe make a few bucks. And the players are just going to have to suffer because of it.

Did you want to see passes completed on the ground? Good luck.

Did you think the match might be beautiful? Welp.

Did you hope that teams would be able to play something resembling soccer? No chance.

Of course, this is the same competition that saw a team from Belize kicked out because the pitch at their stadium was sub-standard. So if CONCACAF deemed the Guyana pitch okay, what did the Belize pitch have to be like to be deemed unacceptable? Clearly, grass isn’t a requirement, so was there shards of glass on the pitch? Was there a sinkhole at midfield? Did tigers roam the penalty boxes?
At least it’s not turf, amirite.