Soccer, like love, is an international language—but unlike love, it doesn't end with a van full of creamed corn and a pesky lawsuit. Discover the love of the game with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two tickets to the MLS match between Real Salt Lake and D.C. United (a $30 value per ticket) plus two cinch sacks (mini backpacks, a $15 value per sack) and one premium parking pass (a $22 value). The soccer game will take place on July 31 at 7 p.m. in Rio Tinto Stadium. Tickets will be in sections 34–36 or 3–5 on the east sideline.
Coming off a 2009 MLS Cup championship season, Real Salt Lake is continuing the victorious momentum and haven't suffered a single home loss so far this season and are battling for the top spot in the Western Conference. This year's club is comprised of skilled footsmen such as U.S. National Team member Robbie Findley, goal-scoring guru Alvaro Saborio, and projectile diffuser Nick Rimando.
Real Salt Lake plays in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator zone that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen, LED video boards stretching 200 feet across both sidelines, and great views from every seat. Watch the returning champs battle the most championy team in the MLS (with four, D.C. United has the most MLS Cup wins) with added amenities such as a parking pass for one of the stadium lots and two Real Salt Lake cinch bags to wear as team-pride sacks.
Soccer, considered the world’s most popular sport, is significant because of its poetic simplicity: no hoops, pads, sticks, or T-shirt guns that blast out shaving cream. No other sport combines the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil with the raw physicality of golf. Revel in the unadulterated thrill of things bouncing off heads and the exhilaration of being unable to use your hands with today's Groupon.
Real Salt Lake
Most years, an MLS team would be disappointed by an 11-12-7 regular-season record. That wasn't the case for Real Salt Lake. In 2009, RSL rode that very record to the final spot in the MLS playoffs. Embracing a "Team is the star" philosophy, the squad banded together and swept through the playoffs, besting some of the league's top franchises to capture their first ever MLS Cup. Ever since, the team has been a Western Conference powerhouse behind head coach Jason Kreis, who started his career at Real Salt Lake as team captain before trading his captain's armband for a coach's sense of accountability. Real Salt Lake plays their home games in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator facility that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen and LED video ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines.
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