Soccer, or football, puts its emphasis on the human foot, largely to keep it safe now that delinquent hands are using real rocks, paper, and scissors in their games. Keep feet from falling in with a bad crowd with this GrouponLive deal: for $19, you get one U.S. supporter-side ticket for section 133 or 134 to see the U.S. Men’s National Team play the Canadian Men’s National Team in its Centennial Match at BMO Field on Sunday, June 3, at 7 p.m. (a $38.75 value).
The U.S. Men’s National Team faces off against the Canadian Men’s National Team, honoring its cross-border rival’s 100th anniversary as its country’s soccer-field ambassador. The match will mark not only the end of a century but also marks the start of the teams' FIFA World Cup qualification at the soccer-specific BMO Field, which rendered obsolete two-sport stadiums that housed soccer and soccer-ball-eating contests. The match is set between two rounds of FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying matches; after honing their footwork in the Centennial Match, both teams will proceed to the semifinal qualifiers in June.
Though Canada has traditionally been a hockey country, support for its national soccer teams continues to grow on the heels of the record-setting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 staged from coast-to-coast. In addition, 2016's Canada vs. Mexico match at BC Place set a record attendance of 54,798. And Canada’s women's national team recently won back-to-back bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 summer games.