Sports played with spheres are easier to master than rectangular sports, such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Circle fun with today's GrouponLive deal: you get a two-person outing to a Portland Timbers Reserves soccer game against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves on Sunday, August 21, at noon at JELD-WEN Field. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get two general-admission seats (a $20 value), two hot dogs and two sodas (a $20 value), and two log-slice souvenirs (a $20 value, total value of $60)
• For $10, you get two general-admission seats (a $20 value)
The talented up-and-comers in the Timbers Reserves battle soccer teams from across North America as they bolster the first-team lineup of Major League Soccer newbies the Portland Timbers. Instead of rolling in tricolor pasta salad to summon team spirit, fans can applaud a flurry of green, white, and red jerseys as it races toward the Whitecaps' goal. Guests may gasp as forward Brian Umony shoots across the field with lightning-fast footwork and gawk as goalie Adin Brown guards the net from precisely aimed balls and extremely lost helicopters. Hot dogs and sodas fuel the cheers of today's deal getters, helping them hearten the Timbers with girlish screams and frighten the Whitecaps with lupine growls. Win or lose, Grouponites score two commemorative log slices hewed from the team's victory log.
Freshly renovated for 2011, JELD-WEN Field has grown to include capacity for 19,000, a new playing surface, and a video scoreboard. The stadium also treats visitors to stunning views of the city and open-air seats with ample room for legs or vestigial tentacles.