In much of the world, soccer is known as football and the American president is referred to as The Ameriking. Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with this GrouponLive deal.
- Two tickets to see the San Antonio Scorpions take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers
- When: Saturday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Toyota Field
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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- $19 for two tickets for sideline east seating in sections 121–122 or 128–129 (a $37.90 value)
- $36 for two tickets for sideline west seating in sections 101–102 or 108–109 (a $72.20 value)<p>
The Scouting Report
After finishing the spring season just one point out of first place in the NASL standings, the Scorpions have officially kicked into gear for the fall session—and they’ve brought in some reinforcements. On August 3, Polish striker Tomasz Zahorski made a flashy San Antonio debut. Although he didn’t juggle a batch of soccer balls and reveal one was really a dove all along, he did score a pair of goals, including one that was nominated for NASL play of the week. Unfortunately for the Scorpions, Zahorksi wasn’t around the last time they clashed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, who claimed a 4-1 victory back on June 29. When the two clubs meet again on August 17, the Scorpions will be playing with their sights set on revenge as well as an NASL Soccer Bowl appearance later this year.
San Antonio Scorpions
Founded in 2010, the San Antonio Scorpions wasted no time digging their pincers into the North American Soccer League standings; in 2012, they finished first overall and advanced to the semi-finals. Yet despite their quick success on the pitch, the Scorpions have arguably made a bigger impact off of it: all profits from the team’s operations go toward funding Morgan’s Wonderland, a colorful amusement park in Longhorn Quarry designed for people with (and without) special needs. The idea stems from team owner, businessman, and philanthropist Gordon Hartman, who builds support for Morgan’s Wonderland via the Scorpions’ “Soccer for a Cause” program. In 2012, the team’s efforts were noticed by Toyota, who committed to sponsoring a new stadium. Completed for the 2013 season, the result of that commitment currently boasts a seating capacity of 8,000 with plans to expand as large as 18,000, so long as fan support continues to grow enough and the chair saplings take root in the concrete.