Soccer is a sport of impeccable passes, impenetrable defense, perfectly executed kicks, stern referees flourishing yellow cards and greeting cards (if it's the player's birthday), and no commercial breaks. Celebrate o jogo bonito (the beautiful game) in proper style with today's GrouponLive deal: for $55, you get two center-circle tickets to the San Jose Earthquakes game versus D.C. United on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara (a $70 value), plus two white player T-shirts (a $49.98 value) from the Earthquakes Store (a $119.98 total value).
Since returning to the scene in 2008, the Earthquakes have been living up to their name, delivering goal kicks that shake opponents to their core. This season, the team hopes to dominate the playoff push with determination and hard work, taking down such opponents as D.C. United along the way. Fans can stand and chant from center-circle seats, glimpsing each kick and dribble as they revel in the footwork of Chris Wondolowski, winner of the 2010 Golden Boot, earned for the most goals scored in the season and most cow-wrangling potential. The Earthquake's roster also boasts Sam Cronin, a 2009 member of the U.S. Men's national team famous for playing without using his hands. Groupon holders will snag two player T-shirts, which make excellent bibs when snacking on the stadium's new gourmet concessions (not included with this Groupon).
San Jose Earthquakes
A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.
451 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95050