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U.S. Soccer Star Alex Morgan

FIFA Is Treating Women

Like Second Class Citizens

8/9/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808-alex-morgan-turf-fifa-getty-01U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan says FIFA is using women as "guinea pigs" by making them play their World Cup on artificial turf while the men have no plans to switch any time soon.

Morgan and several other women's soccer players are furious the 2015 World Cup in Canada will be played on artificial turf as a "test" … while the men will play on grass for their next two World Cups.

She tells TMZ Sports, "They are treating us as second class to the men ... Using the women as guinea pigs in their experiment is just not right." 

Morgan says she understands certain venues have limited resources, but when it comes to the World Cup ... there should be no settling. Especially because artificial turf increases the risk of injury, and -- many believe -- decreases the quality of play.

There are no plans to boycott, but Morgan helped organize a group of more than 40 players that has hired a law firm to request FIFA reconsider the use of turf. 

Hampton Dellinger, the lead attorney for the women,  says FIFA has yet to respond -- and since everyone loves a metaphor, he added … "The ball is in their pitch." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

These female athletes look good from afar, but once you take a closer look they all have bad skin. Tons of blemishes on the face/skin possibly due to steroid/ped usage. Truth.

45 days ago
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StevenB    

There is one thing FIFA got right in this -- that is a great logo!

44 days ago
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Theon    

Thanks feminism.

44 days ago
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Morton Lipshitz    

Men's soccer sux . Women's is SUKIER!

44 days ago
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arale norimaki    

Nothing can help me care about soccer. Oh, ‘it’s the most popular sport in the world.’ Probably because it’s cheap to play. It costs a ball. Once every four years, America pretends to care about it. And yes, I call it ‘soccer.’ Don’t correct me because I don’t care what they call it in other lands — I speak America.

It’s hard for me to get into a sport that I mastered at the age of seven. Excuse me for not being able to get revved up for this corner kick that never works. Hooray!

44 days ago
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Dennis    

I do believe about half of the venues in the current women's league play on turf.

Many high school girls play home matches on turf.

The last 3 U20 Women's World Cups have been on turf.

Without artificial turf in many cases girl's and women's soccer would not exist. Because taxpayers sure as hell aren't building a crapload of grass fields that wear out after a hundred hour's use.

So what's the complaint? Is Serena Williams bitching about having all tennis tournaments on grass?

44 days ago
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Perry Singer    

I think men and women must be treated equally since we are all human. What men can do, women can also do and it is really true that it's hard to play in artificial turf since it may cause injury to the players.

44 days ago
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Perry Singer    

I think men and women must be treated equally since we are all human. What men can do, women can also do and it is really true that it's hard to play in artificial turf since it may cause injury to the players.

44 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

FIFA is corrupt as any organization on the planet.

41 days ago
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Angela Sanders    

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Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philip Lahm, Boateng, and Mueller are now pumped up and excited to have new teammates Robert Lewandowski from Poland, and Bernat from Spain. Lewandowski is the second superstar (first it was Mario Goetze) signed by Bayern Munich(1.14) from Borussia Dortmund (6.00), their fiercest rivals in the Bundesliga. The signing might have been free for Bayern, but there is no doubt the striker will pour in many goals for the club. Does this make Bayern Munich the obvious choice for its third straight Bundesliga title?
Flying in to Spain, is Bayern Munich’s now former midfielder Toni Kroos, who recently signed for Real Madrid (1.95) in a reported E30 million deal. The 24 year-old rated by the Castrol Performance Index as the best player of the 2014 World Cup will join the reigning UEFA Champions League Winners, who have also brought in Colombian James Rodriguez for E80 million. Meanwhile, rivals FC Barcelona (2.00) have recently signed Uruguayan Luis Suarez from Liverpool for a fee of around E75 million. Suarez is currently appealing to have his suspension lifted, and Barcelona are currently rebuilding themselves. Atletico Madrid (11.00) have lost Diego Costa andThibautCourtois to Chelsea, so it looks increasing unlikely they can repeat their amazing campaign of last year. La Liga will be tightly fought out as usual by Madrid and Barcelona, and given what we witnessed in the Champions league last season with the heroics of Sergio Ramos, their recent headline signings, and the dangerous blending of the top two most expensive players Bale and Ronaldo, could we see a La LIga triumph for Real Madrid this season?
In Italy Juventus(2.00) have won 3 consecutive Scudettotitles, but can they possibly gain a fourth now with Antonio Conte resigning as manager. The league will see Roma (3.25), Fiorentina (15.00), and Inter Milan (15.00), who recently acquired Vidic, surely push Juventus hard until the end of the season.
In France, Paris-St. Germain (1.15)will look to win Ligue 1 for the third straight time. They have just recently acquired Brazilian David Luiz from Chelsea for a fee of E50 million. He will never cry like he did in StadioMinerao after their 1-7 loss to Germany as the reigning French champions have a much stronger lineup, and with teammates Thiago Silva, ZlatanIbrahimovic&EdinsonCavani alongside, PSG are firm favourites to retain their title over Monaco (7.00), Lille (26.00)& Marseille (26.00).
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