HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. women’s soccer team has canceled Sunday’s victory tour exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago in Hawaii because of poor field conditions at Aloha Stadium.
U.S. Soccer says in a statement that “the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match.”
The federation adds the surface was tested during training Saturday, “and after all possible options available were considered to get the field in a playable condition, the decision was made by U.S. Soccer to cancel the match.”
On Saturday, the United States women’s national team announced Rapinoe’s right knee injury was in fact a torn ACL.
A timetable for a possible return has yet to be disclosed. However, according to Nicholas Mendola of NBCSports.com, Rapinoe could miss the entire NWSL season with the Seattle Reign along with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Rapinoe sustained the injury while training with the national team Friday in Honolulu, Hawaii, just two days before its Victory Tour match against Trinidad and Tobago.