A soccer field is larger than most other sports fields, making it more of a challenge to run across and more difficult to fold up and put away after games. Eschew easy cleanup for a grandiose spread with this GrouponLive deal: for $79, you get a San Jose Earthquakes soccer package for two (up to a $193.98 total value). The package includes:
- Two tickets for upper-reserve seating for the MLS match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. (up to a $52.50 value, including all ticketing fees)
- Two tickets for center-circle seating for the friendly against Swansea City at Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. (up to an $89.50 value, including all ticketing fees)
- Two San Jose Earthquakes T-shirts (a $25.99 value each)
Behind reigning two-time MLS scoring leader Chris Wondolowski, the Earthquakes rumble onto the pitch during a pair of midseason matches highlighted by a showdown against rival the LA Galaxy. Shades of black and blue circulate around the two-time MLS Cup champions as they race from net to net under the guidance of Frank Yallop, who once again finds himself at the helm of a roster stocked with international stars and world-class translators. Defender and San Jose native Steven Beitashour consistently pesters opposing offenses with nimble footwork, and, after leading the league with 113 saves a year ago, goalkeeper Jon Busch has resumed his post protecting the net from balls and confused fish.
The Earthquakes' presence in the Bay Area stretches back to the early 1970s, when they dribbled past NASL opponents. Harboring multiple gourmet food trucks in the Epicenter Fan Zone, Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home. However, a new stadium will soon shoot skyward, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.
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.