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 Groupon.
- $5 for one ticket to see the Stanford Cardinal men’s or women’s soccer team (a $10 value)
- Where: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: One hour before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Women’s game against Saint Mary’s on Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m.
- Men’s game against Colgate on Sunday, September 22, at 1 p.m.
- Men’s game against Washington on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m.
- Women’s game against UCLA on Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
The Scouting Report
Since he came to Stanford in 2003, women’s-team coach Paul Ratcliffe has established himself as the school’s most decorated soccer coach. He’s been named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year for five straight seasons, an achievement that goes along with four straight conference titles, five straight NCAA College Cup appearances, and a string of players sent to the 2011 World Cup and 2012 Olympics. For the first week of the nascent 2013 season, the Pac-12 named junior goalkeeper Emily Oliver the Defensive Player of the Week after a shutout performance against UConn that preserved the team’s perfect record and the patch of four-leaf clovers growing in the corner of her goal. For their part, the men’s team kicked off the season with back-to-back non-conference victories, knocking out Sonoma State and Sacramento State in a pair of shutouts.
Stanford Cardinal Athletics
Having amassed 103 NCAA Championships in its proud history, one thing is clear about Stanford athletic programs: they don’t need an official mascot. Though the Stanford tree sometimes makes an appearance, the Stanford Cardinal actually refers to the school’s cardinal-red color scheme. Either way, the school has never suffered for lacking a spirit animal; it holds the second-most NCAA Championships of any school in the country, and its athletic program has won 18 straight Director’s Cups—an award bestowed upon the school that wins the most total championships across all sports. The athletic powerhouse’s Hall of Fame reads like a veritable who’s-who of influential athletes, from recent inductee and Olympic gold medal swimmer Misty Hyman to tennis icon John McEnroe, who perfected his brash brand of tennis and mild-mannered ping-pong style on the Stanford campus.