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NYC manager Kreis responds to Yankee worries about stadium grass

Jason Kreis

New York City Football Club soccer head coach Jason Kreis, answers questions on the field at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 21, 2014. The Yankees announced that Yankee Stadium will serve as the Club’s first home and begin play on March 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


The New York Yankees know that New York City FC is about to do a number on the Yankee Stadium grass, and they’ll deal with that.

Asked about their concerns, NYCFC manager Jason Kreis said he can’t really comment on it. After all, he’s never played baseball at that high of a level.

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And he says it’s not his place to talk.

From Empire of Soccer:

“My reaction [to the WSJ report] is one of non-understanding to be frank with you because I have never played baseball at that level,” Kreis said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t know what it means for the grass to be a certain way in baseball. I certainly know what it means to want the grass to be a certain way in soccer. We want the field to be as pristine as we can. Natural grass surface with a tightly mowed grass can be one of the most enjoyable surfaces to play on.

“We want the same thing for our surface, but for me to try to understand or comprehend someones comments who plays the sport at a high level is not my place, if that makes sense.”

Kreis was more interested in discussing how it will feel to manage the club at Yankee Stadium. After a long, long wait, the MLS managerial legend will sit in the coach’s chair for a home match. We can’t wait to watch, either.

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