Soccer’s global reach is best evidenced in the United Nations, where delegates introduce resolutions by kicking crumpled papers from the corners of the General Assembly Hall. Acquire international savvy with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get one ticket to the Saturday, July 16 match vs. the Jersey Express (up to an $8 value), one ticket to the Friday, July 22 exhibition match vs. the New York Cosmos (a $10 value), and one hot dog (a $2 value) from Reading United A.C. (up to a $20 total value). Children aged 5 and under get free admission.
The 2010 Premier Development League Eastern Conference champions, Reading United hastens heartbeats with the exploits of its up-and-coming soccer pros. For both games, coach Brendan Burke leads his talented team of rock-dribblers into the fray at Don Thomas Stadium at Exeter Township Senior High School. The New York Cosmos—known for Pelé’s legendary plays and Broadway numbers in the '70s—stacks its modern-day squad against Reading in a July 22 exhibition game at 7:30 p.m. Reading’s July 16 match against the Jersey Express at 7 p.m. falls on Fan Appreciation Night, with every ticket entered into a raffle to win T-shirts and stadium snacks, though all Groupon holders can satiate meaty cravings with a hot dog at the game of their choice.
Fans get to observe potential future stars of the Philadelphia Union, Reading United’s official Major League Soccer player-development partner. Each match typically lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, allowing viewers to study surefooted moves to use in their next earthquake dream.
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