THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A Dutch government public health organisation said on Tuesday it is safe to play football and other sports on artificial turf fields covered in rubber crumbs, following an investigation triggered by fears over dangerous chemicals in the granules.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published a report saying that the health risk from playing on such fields, which are common throughout the Netherlands and elsewhere as low-maintenance alternatives to...
American defender Matt Miazga scored his first goal since leaving the New York Red Bulls for Europe, putting Vitesse Arnhem ahead early in the first half of a 4-0 win over fifth-tier Jodan Boys in the third round of the Dutch Cup.
Miazga scored in the 14th minute of Wednesday's match, taking a touch off a thigh to control a failed clearance, then taking a 16-yard left-footed shot.
The 21-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, played for the Red Bulls from 2013-15, then joined Chelsea in January.
Chelsea's United States defender Matt Miazga has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan until the end of the season.
Miazga, 21, joined Chelsea in January from New York Red Bulls and made two appearances last term.
A statement on Chelsea's website read: "Matt Miazga has signed for Vitesse Arnhem on loan until the end of the season."
His departure took the number of Chelsea players out on loan to 38.
He was allowed to leave the club after Chelsea sealed the signings of David Luiz and Marcos Alonso on the...