The Trinidad and Tobago versus United States Women’s International Match scheduled for today, December 6th, in Honolulu, Hawaii has been cancelled due to an unfit artificial playing surface for international football.
Below is the Full Press Release issued by U.S. Soccer, the hosts of the international match. Further information will be released in due course. Both teams are scheduled to meet in San Antonio on Thursday.
On Saturday, the T&T vs Honduras CONCACAF Women’s Under 20 World Cup qualifier was also cancelled due to bad weather which made the field unplayable. The game will be played today (Sunday) from 2pm (4pm TT time) at the International School in San Pedro Sula
CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2015) – U.S. Soccer has cancelled the U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour match scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a determination that the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match.
Upon testing the playing surface during the WNT’s training session earlier on Dec. 5, 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.
“We extend our sincere apologies to those fans who were scheduled to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team match in Hawaii,” said U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe. “Player safety is our number one priority at all times and after a thorough inspection throughout the day, we determined it was in the best interest for both teams to not play the match. We regret not being able to play in front of our fantastic, loyal fans.”
All ticket buyers will be fully refunded. All internet and phone orders will be automatically refunded with a confirmation sent via email. Fans that purchased at Ticketmaster ticket centers will need to return their tickets to the location where purchased in order to obtain a refund. Those who purchased at Aloha Stadium will need to return to the venue ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).