Soccer players spend so much time concentrating on the ball that they grow obsessed with hexagons, which explains why they’re constantly trying to kick bees’ nests. Study the shape of an exciting game with today’s GrouponLive deal to see AFC Cleveland play at Byers Field. For $14, you get a game-day package for four (a $28 value) that includes the following:
- Four tickets for general-admission seating (a $5 value each)
- Four popcorns (a $2 value each)<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Against the Greater Binghamton FC on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m.
- Against FC Buffalo on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Greater Binghamton FC on Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Detroit City FC on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m.<p>
Founded in 2011 as “A Fans Club,” AFC Cleveland dives into its inaugural season in the National Premier Soccer League, cementing soccer’s place in Northeast Ohio as the semiprofessional team builds its storied legacy. The current roster boasts recently signed Parma Heights native Vinny Bell, who in 2010 led the Case Western Reserve men’s team in goals, shots, and shots on goal, forcing goalkeepers to duck behind a saloon piano whenever he took the field. During the four upcoming matches against Midwest-Great Lakes conference rivals, fans and families munch on popcorn as they cheer on the fledgling squad from the stands at Byers Field.
In 2009, the Cleveland City Stars folded, leaving the Sixth City without a soccer franchise to call its own. Two years later, the group of local soccer supporters known as the 6th City Syndicate finally found a new team to cheer for as AFC Cleveland (its initials: A Fans' Club) joined the National Premier Soccer League, finally bringing the beloved sport back to Cleveland's glacially-formed soccer stadiums. Bolstered by the Syndicate's support, the team surged into the NPSL spotlight in its very first season, winning the first-ever Rust Belt Derby and upsetting the Erie Admirals to claim the Great Lakes Conference championship.