Michael Bradley wasn’t a fan of how Gillette Stadium’s turf looked on Saturday night, going as far as calling it “a joke.”
With the New England Patriots playing less than 24 hours after the New England Revolution, there were plenty of lines on the field. The football and soccer lines made for a busy look that wasn’t appreciated by the visitors.
“It’s ridiculous—the field, the (football) lines, the whole thing is a joke,” Bradley said.
First match post-Jay Heaps is underway for the #NERevs. Their opponent, #TFC, looking to bounce back after midweek loss vs. #IMFC. pic.twitter.com/aeKkOsnbJw— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) September 23, 2017
Although he didn’t like how the turf looked or felt, Bradley was quick to note that it played “no part in who wins or loses.” Toronto FC simply didn’t do enough to collect full points, as they fell 2-1 to the Revs. That said, Bradley believes that the way that Gillette Stadium looked on Saturday creates bad press for the league.
“When you talk about trying to grow the league and make every part of it better, games on terrible turf with football lines don’t do a lot to help,” Bradley explained.