Spare squares: Erik Stover comments on presence of Nexxfield at MCU Park

Nexxfield being laid down in its previous home at Miller Stadium for Rayo OKC [Photo: Nexxfield]

With the New York Cosmos’ move from Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium, gone are the jokes of lacrosse lines and giant Hofstra lettering. Despite concerns of brown “infield” turf and the massive “Brooklyn Cyclones” logo in the outfield at MCU Park, the club will no longer contend with any of these distractions as they will use a turf system designed to present a soccer-only experience. Continue reading

Dude, where’s my field? Rayo OKC gives whole new meaning to turf war

Have you seen me?: Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez with one of the Nexxfield squares (Photo: Christian Ramirez)

Have you seen me? Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez with one of the Nexxfield squares (Photo: Christian Ramirez)

Since its inception, there have been plenty of questions revolving around Rayo OKC’s stability. While it seemed to start strong with the recruitment of Alen Marcina as head coach and a strong roster to go with him, after Rayo Vallecano’s relegation, however, questions have risen about how the show is being run. Weeks after the departure of Marcina and a big chunk of the front office, the answer seems to be “not that great”.

The latest news out of OKC revolves not around their players nor their front office, but their TURF. Continue reading