Canada's National Mens soccer Head Coach Dale Mitchell was disappointed about his squads result, a 1 goal draw with Jamaica in the 2010 World Cup qualifying round, but he was more noticeably upset with the turf at BMO Field, Speaking with the TEAM 1040 Sports Radio in Vancouver, Mitchell is happy that Canada's soccer squad won't be in Toronto again this year, "I'm please that we're not going to play on it again during this qualification around in 2008". Mitchell thinks the ball bounces around too much and hopes that Canada doesn't again, "I hope we don't in 2009, I don't think it's a good surface". Mitchell went on to say that he has seen a lot of Toronto FC's games over the last two seasons and thinks that they (TFC) don't play at the same quality as they do when they play on natural grass.
With the transfer of Maurice Edu to Rangers in Scotland, Mitchell is hopeful that they can put those transfer funds towards a better pitch at BMO Field, "I'm hopeful over time they can change the surface in Toronto because they have everything else in place in terms of having a great MLS franchise".
You can hear Dale's comments tonight on Full Time, the football show at 9pm on the TEAM 1040 in Vancouver.