A soccer ball’s distinctive construction allows it to be thrown in a tight bend, kicked through the uprights, or filled with helium so that it can return to its mother, the blimp overhead. Take possession with this GrouponLive deal.
- An international friendly between the Canada Men’s National Team and Costa Rica
- When: Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Commonwealth Stadium
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Ticket and Seating Options
- $32 for two tickets for seating in section P (a $63.50 value)
- $42 for two tickets for seating in section Q (an $83.50 value)<p>
The Scouting Report
Taking the pitch for the first time since a two-game stint in Qatar in late March, Canada’s Men’s National Team returns home for an international match with Costa Rica. Though they come from opposite ends of the CONCACAF region, the two squads share a competitive familiarity, meeting a total of 18 times with the Canadian squad posting a record of 4-7-7. Though this friendly has no bearing on World Cup qualifying or CONCACAF standings, the Canadian side will use the experience to prepare for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, where they could face Costa Rica again, only with higher stakes and a more bedazzled soccer ball. FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller returns as Canada’s interim coach for the game for the first time since January, when he led the team to a scoreless draw against the United States in Houston, Texas.
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 this past summer. In addition, the recent Canada vs Mexico match at BC Place in March 2016 set a record attendance of 54,798. Canada’s women's national team recently won a second consecutive Olympic Bronze medal at Rio 2016.