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 this GrouponLive deal to see an FC Edmonton soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Commonwealth Stadium. For $17, you get one G-Pass for general-admission seating on Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (a $34 value, including all ticketing fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Underneath the lights at Commonwealth Stadium, FC Edmonton rumbles onto the pitch during the first round of the Amway Canadian Championship. Still fuelled by the residual excitement of their inaugural campaign in 2011, Edmonton—which normally plays as part of the NASL—enters this year's all-Canada tournament equipped with experience from their debut a season ago, when they fell to eventual champion Toronto FC. Club captain Chris Kooy continues to lead the Eddies' offense alongside Edmonton native Shaun Saiko, whose decision to use his feet to kick balls instead of to pogo stick competitively resulted in a team-best nine goals in NASL play last season.
The Amway Canadian Championship is an annual tournament between four Canadian clubs, the winner of which hoists the Voyagers Cup and earns the right to either fill the cup with candy or represent their country in the CONCACAF Champions League. Last season, the Vancouver Whitecaps ascended as the Championship's runner-up to Toronto FC, which has won the tournament three years running.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.