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 Seattle Sounders FC play Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field. For $17, you get one G-Pass for seating in section 146, 147, 149, or 150 on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. (up to a $34 value, including all 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.
Under the leadership of veteran coach Sigi Schmid, the Seattle Sounders have carried a phenomenal run of success into their fourth year in existence. They've clinched a playoff berth in the Western Conference and only narrowly lost out on an unprecedented fourth consecutive U.S. Open Cup against Sporting Kansas City. With its postseason appearance and pizza party assured, the club looks to move from third seed to second against rivals Real Salt Lake, who ended its playoffs last year and lead in the conference by a mere three points. The team's success has been fuelled by returning faces such as midfielder Mauro Rosales, who holds the third most assists in the league, with 13 setups. Newcomer Eddie Johnson's 14 goals have driven the offense, justifying his recent call by the U.S. National Team for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers, the latest move in a career that has included 41 caps and 12 goals for the national squad.
Consistently breaking records for soccer attendance, CenturyLink Field boasts one of the nation's premier pitches. Originally designed to hold intimate soccer crowds capped at around 30,000 seats, the club has been forced to open more and more of the stadium to the city's ravening fans, recently culminating in a record-breaking 66,452 attendees at a game against Portland. Art installations dot the stadium, ranging from 24-foot steel discs rising up the North Tower to the primordial landscapes of James Lavadour's Standing Among Ghosts, which takes its name from a speech by Chief Seattle about how incredibly haunted the stadium is.
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.