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 today's Groupon: for $8, you get a 400-level ticket (a $16 value) to watch the Milwaukee Wave home opener against the Missouri Comets on November 26 at U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Wave turns another page in its storied history book on November 26 as its 2010–11 squad sets out to defend last year's regular-season championship. Catch goal-scoring machine Giuliano Oliviero and Brazilian midfielder Hewerton take on the Missouri Comets inside U.S. Cellular Arena, where virtually every seat offers flawless views of the field to spot every clutch save and game-tying goal without x-ray binoculars or Hubble Space Telescopes. This year the Wave will become the first Major Indoor Soccer League team to wear 11 unique home jerseys, each one custom-designed with the logo and colors of a different charity. After matches, jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off to support charities including the American Diabetes Association/JDRF, Special Olympics, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
- Soccer is a huge thing for this area, and the Wave prove [sic] to be no different. The games are exciting and action packed. The team is usually friendly and willing to do autographs for the kids. – Kate S., Judy's Book
- Milwaukee is lucky to have the perennial power house of the Milwaukee Wave. Always one of the best indoor soccer teams in the MLS [sic] each and every game is exciting and fun for kids of all ages. – Ben N., Judy's Book
The longest running professional soccer franchise in the United States, the Milwaukee Wave debuted in 1984 as one of the six charter members of the American Indoor Soccer Association. Now, nearly three decades later, and as part of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the club builds upon a history that already includes six league championships–most notably, back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
Off the field, the Wave's positive impact ripples into the community through an educational program, Making Waves, which sends players to more than 70 schools annually to discuss why healthy habits are good and why mistaking a referee for a zebra could be bad. The club maintains those community-inspired good vibes during its home games at U.S. Cellular Arena, where frequent promotions and mascot Brad Beach keep fans of all ages entertained.