It's no accident that soccer is the most popular sport in the world—it requires little equipment, is fast paced, has clear rules, and can be played while holding a baby. Discover why the sport is swaddled by the world with today's GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get an MLS outing for two to see Real Salt Lake play the Chicago Fire at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. (up to an $80 value). The outing includes:
- Two tickets for either the east-sideline or north-goal sections, depending on availability (a $50 value if purchased the day of the game, a $44 value if purchased in advance)
- Two cinch sack backpacks or two beanies, depending on availability (a $30 value)
Back on the turf after a 2010 playoff berth, Real Salt Lake is looking to continue its victorious momentum. This year's roster is composed of skilled footsmen such as goal-scoring guru Álvaro Saborío, defensive specialist Nat Borchers, and projectile diffuser Nick Rimando, all of whom can be studied for cryogenic-freezing candidacy from sideline seats. Each thrilling matchup promises great success, or at least the opportunity to witness 90 minutes of Cirque du Soleil acrobatics combined with the raw physicality of golf.
Real Salt Lake plays in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator zone that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen, LED video ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines, and great views from every seat. Watch a Real Salt Lake battle with the added bonus of either two cinch sack backpacks or two beanies to take home as souvenirs.
This Groupon must be redeemed before 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, and may not be redeemed on the day of the game. Tickets are available for pickup at the Real Salt Lake Team Store Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Real Salt Lake
Most years, an MLS team would be disappointed by an 11-12-7 regular-season record. That wasn't the case for Real Salt Lake. In 2009, RSL rode that very record to the final spot in the MLS playoffs. Embracing a "Team is the star" philosophy, the squad banded together and swept through the playoffs, besting some of the league's top franchises to capture their first ever MLS Cup. Ever since, the team has been a Western Conference powerhouse behind head coach Jason Kreis, who started his career at Real Salt Lake as team captain before trading his captain's armband for a coach's sense of accountability. Real Salt Lake plays their home games in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator facility that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen and LED video ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines.