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.
- $15 for two tickets to a playoff match between the Houston Aces and the Illinois Fire and Ice Soccer Club (a $30 value)
- When: Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m.
- Where: James M. Delmar Stadium
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 1 hour before game-time
The Scouting Report
Zero. That's how many losses were tallied by the Aces during the 2013 regular season en route to a Big Sky South division title. The team went a perfect 17–0, outscoring opponents 55–3 in the process. It was a dominating run that featured a total of 14 shutouts, including a 12-goal shellacking of ASC Freedom 20 and a 7-0 victory over the United U-21 team. With the regular season in the books, the Aces look to defend the Delmar Stadium pitch and any time capsules buried at midfield during their first playoff match on July 20 against the Midwest-champion Illinois Fire and Ice Soccer Club.
From Haiti to Canada, Miami to L.A., places from all around the world have had ambassadors on the Houston Aces roster. Many players still have come from Houston's very backyards, hailing from universities such as Rice and Texas State. Established in 2012, the club competes both regionally and nationally as part of the Elite branch of the Women's Premier Soccer League. Just as the players call many different places home, the team has the honor of calling three Houston-area venues home, giving fans across the city a chance to catch a match. Such a wide reach has helped the team forge a strong relationship to its community—one that Aces players reinforce whenever possible by hosting soccer camps, appearing at community functions, and refraining from kicking items into their cart at the supermarket.