Soccer is a sport of impeccable passes, impenetrable defense, perfectly executed kicks, stern referees flourishing yellow cards and greeting cards (if it’s the player’s birthday), and no commercial breaks. Celebrate o jogo bonito (the beautiful game) in proper style with today’s deal to any of four upcoming San Jose Earthquakes games. For $25, you get one center circle ticket ($35) plus drink vouchers for two Coronas ($12) and a team T-shirt ($10)—a combined $57 value. Seating will be in sections 103 and 104 of the center circle seating, which spans the midfield—allowing fans a panoramic view without binocular implementation or infrequent rubbernecking typically associated with tennis spectatorship.
Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, July 31, at 7 p.m. vs. Seattle Sounders FC
- Saturday, August 14, at 7 p.m. vs. Kansas City Wizards
- Saturday, September 11, at 7 p.m. vs. FC Dallas
- Wednesday, September 29, at 8 p.m. vs. Chicago Fire
Since bursting onto the scene as the best MLS expansion team of the decade (based on their statistics in 2008), the Earthquakes have been living up to their name, causing opponents to plummet into the seismic cracks rent in the field by their feet pounding up the field before delivering goal kicks that pack their own aftershocks. With the Earthquakes’ 2010 regular season nearing its final three months, now is the time for football fans to dig up stored scarves and revel in what many consider to be the hottest sport in the world after mixed martial croquet.
All seating will be first come, first served, so show up early to secure the best chance to spot yourself on the stadium’s video board (if you appear on-screen, maintain an air of quiet dignity by waving like a lunatic). Bring your Groupon and a valid ID to will call for your ticket, then enter through gate A to grab an official Earthquakes T-shirt and Corona vouchers. Remember, however, that much like a poorly timed challenge, all fans will be carded and penalized with delicious beer.
You must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to claim your beer vouchers. Deal is only valid for game purchased. Under 21 can attend the game, but cannot use or substitute the beer vouchers.
Eight Yelpers give the San Jose Earthquakes an average of four stars: > * The game was fun to watch and very entertaining. Just as much drama as a regular old World Cup game, minus the celebrities. I really had a lot of fun. – Lindsey A. > * Hooray for the Quakes! We have been season ticket holders since their earlier incarnation, so have experienced the highs of a winning team and are currently crawling out of the troughs. – Tyffanee S. > * I heart the San Jose Earthquakes! – Lynn N.
San Jose Earthquakes
A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.