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 today’s GrouponLive deal for tickets to see the Milwaukee Wave play the Wichita Wings at U.S. Cellular Arena on Sunday, November 13, at 3 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get two 400-level tickets (a $38 value).
- For $35, you get four 400-level tickets (a $76 value).<p>
Fresh from the highs of winning its fifth MISL championship, the Milwaukee Wave seeks to defend its title against Central Division rival the Wichita Wings and add to an already storied 27-year history. This season’s roster returns many of last season’s stars to the great indoors, including goalkeeper Nick Vorberg, whose 87 career victories place him second in team history only to the legendary foam-finger wall used during the late ’80s. Midfielder Matt Stewart aims to build on a solid 2010 campaign that netted him 19 points, and veteran defender Josh Rife channels seven years of experience to stymie all zone-bound projectiles.
Adding to the high spirits of opening day, the Wave’s annual teddy-bear toss encourages fans to donate stuffed animals to local charities by throwing or slingshotting them onto the field after the Wave scores its first goal. Meanwhile, a first-ever jersey auction awards high bidders custom team jerseys, with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.
The longest running professional soccer franchise in the United States, the Milwaukee Wave debuted in 1984 as one of the six charter members of the American Indoor Soccer Association. Now, nearly three decades later, and as part of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the club builds upon a history that already includes six league championships–most notably, back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
Off the field, the Wave's positive impact ripples into the community through an educational program, Making Waves, which sends players to more than 70 schools annually to discuss why healthy habits are good and why mistaking a referee for a zebra could be bad. The club maintains those community-inspired good vibes during its home games at U.S. Cellular Arena, where frequent promotions and mascot Brad Beach keep fans of all ages entertained.
400 W Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203