In much of the world, soccer is known as football and the American president is referred to as The Ameriking. Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see AFC Cleveland take the pitch at Krenzler Field.
$15 for Season Tickets ($30 Value)
Season tickets grant general admission to all seven 2013 home games. Although the schedule has yet to be determined, tentative opponents include Great Lakes Conference rivals FC Buffalo, the Erie Admirals, the FC Spartans, Zainesville Athletic, and Detroit City FC. Kids younger than 7 receive free admission to every game.
The Scouting Report
Last year, AFC Cleveland made a spectacular debut in its inaugural season, losing only one of 12 regular-season matches, winning the 2012 Rust Belt Derby, and claiming the Great Lakes Conference title before falling to the Madison 56ers in the Midwest Division championship. In the spring, the 2013 squad will seek redemption as it enters a new season bolstered by new talent from open tryouts on December 22.
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. They struck gold again in 2016, when they became NPSL national champions for the first time.