It's no accident that soccer is the most popular sport in the world—it requires little equipment, is fast paced, has clear rules, and can be played while holding a baby. Discover why the sport is swaddled by the world with today's Groupon to the Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. Choose between two options:
- For $105, you get four sideline tickets, four championship-star-shielded beanies, four hot chocolates, and a parking pass (a $214 value).
- For $55, you get two sideline tickets, two championship-star-shielded beanies, two hot chocolates, and a parking pass (a $117 value).
Returning to the turf after a 2010 playoff berth, Real Salt Lake is looking to continue the victorious momentum that hasn't suffered a single home loss since 2009. This year's roster is comprised of skilled footsmen such as goal-scoring guru Álvaro Saborí o, defensive specialist Nat Borchers, and projectile diffuser Nick Rimando, who can all be carefully studied for covert scientific experiments from sideline seats. This CONCACAF quarterfinal matchup against back-of-the-netter Emilio Rentería and The Crew ushers in the start of the RLS new season, which promises great success, or at least the opportunity to witness 90 minutes of Cirque du Soleil acrobatics combined with the raw physicality of golf.
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 ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines, and great views from every seat. Watch Real Salt Lake battle with added amenities such as a parking pass for one of the north stadium lot, hot chocolate, and Real Salt Lake championship beanies to wear as team-pride melon-warmers.
Groupon must be redeemed before Monday, February 28 and may not be redeemed on the day of the game. Tickets are available for pick-up at the Real Salt Lake Team Store on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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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