The USMNT are set to try to qualify for the 2018 World Cup against Trinidad & Tobago at a smaller venue than originally planned, and one thing we are happy to report is that everything is going EXTREMELY WELL with the playing surface.
Yes, NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY to report. NOTHING AT ALL.
DO NOT BE ALARMED BY WHAT APPEARS TO BE A MOAT AROUND THE STADIUM. THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL. THERE IS A PUMP.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 9, 2017
NOTHING TO SEE HERE, EVERYTHING IS FINE.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) October 9, 2017
YUP, NORMAL. NOTHING POTENTIALLY HARMFUL OR DAMAGING ANYWHERE TO BE SEEN.
TO REITERATE: EVERYTHING. IS. FINE.
PIGGYBACKS ARE A PERFECTLY NORMAL WAY TO START PRACTICE. EVERY ELITE TEAM WARMS UP LIKE THIS. NO YOU SHUT UP.
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE GAME TUESDAY EVENING, AT WHICH TIME EVERYTHING WILL CONTINUE TO BE FINE.
The match starts at 8:00 EST. Hopefully everything will be dry by then, but don't count on it. A loss could see the USA eliminated from World Cup contention, and a draw or better would at least guarantee them a spot in a playoff against either Australia or Syria.