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 the Milwaukee Wave play the Missouri Comets in the second game of the Central Division Finals at U.S. Cellular Arena on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. All tickets are for 400-level seating. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get two tickets (a $38 value, including fees).
- For $32, you get four tickets (a $76 value, including fees).<p>
In their fourth consecutive meeting, the Wave will battle the Comets in a deciding playoff matchup that would position Milwaukee to defend last year’s title in the 2012 MISL Championship game. As the regular season came to a close, the pair split a two-game set that ended with the Comets routing the Wave behind 2011 MVP Byron Alvarez. The Wave’s revenge hinges on the goal-deflecting skills and six-foot-four wingspan of its Dutch goalkeeper, Marcel Feenstra, who earned MVP in last year’s championship game. Feenstra must not only thwart Alvarez, but also midfielder Geison, who scored a league-leading 90 points, which he can exchange for candy or plastic nunchucks at the MISL’s gift shop.
Should the playoff game end in a deadlock, a final 15-minute round will immediately follow to anoint a Central Division champion. With the specter of elimination hanging over the field, playoff fever will infect the chants, the cheers, and the nacho-cheese confetti from fans packed in the 9,500-person arena.
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.