Soccer, like love, is a language best expressed through body paint and head butts. Discover a love of the game with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an eight-game flex pass to cheer on the Charlotte Eagles at any regular-season home soccer matches at Charlotte Christian Stadium (a $55 value). These general-admission tickets may be used in any combination of dates and number of guests (e.g., two games with three other people, four games with one other person), and you can choose from this season's remaining 5 home games. Children under 5 years of age are always admitted for free.
The Charlotte Eagles is a professional men's soccer team that dribbles, bicycle kicks, and tricycle wheelies in the second division of the United Soccer Leagues. This year's roster is packed with seasoned maneuverers such as Colombian Jorge Herrera and local Charlottean Juan Guzman, who will put their fancy footwork on public display in the season's remaining 5 home games. A glance at the 2011 schedule will help fans plan to attend a game when the sun will be close enough to earth to tan their bodies in home-team orange. Widely considered the world’s most popular sport, soccer is so significant because of its poetic simplicity: no hoops, pads, sticks, or T-shirt guns that blast out shaving cream. No other sport combines the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil with the raw physicality of golf. Audiences can revel in the unadulterated thrill of things bouncing off heads and the exhilaration of being unable to use your hands.