TFC coach Ryan Nelsen says BMO is 'big problem'

Toronto FC defender Steven Caldwell (13) plays the ball against Colorado Rapids forward Gabriel...

Toronto FC defender Steven Caldwell (13) plays the ball against Colorado Rapids forward Gabriel Torres (10) at BMO Field earlier this season. Notice a few of the divots in the pitch. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

Ryan Nelsen is reluctant to criticize his home field, but it's clear the Toronto FC head coach is near the breaking point.

Put it this way: If there's a couple of cows and some goats grazing on the BMO Field pitch on Wednesday night prior to the first leg of the Canadian championship, no one would be overly shocked.

Certainly not Nelsen, who expressed his frustrations over the state of the BMO Field surface on Monday after a practice at TFC's training facility in Downsview.

"It's a major problem, a major leveler," said Nelsen, who compared the BMO Field grass to an ice hockey rink full of bumps, deep cracks and holes. "That evens it out for the other team."

 


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