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 Groupon to an upcoming San Jose Earthquakes game on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. against Eastern Conference rivals the New England Revolution at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a sideline seat and an official Earthquakes T-shirt (a $50 value).
- For $25, you get a center circle seat and an official Earthquakes T-shirt (a $60 value).
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 pitch before delivering goal kicks that pack their own aftershocks. Fans will revel in the footwork of Chris Wondolowski, winner of the 2010 Golden Boot, earned for the most goals scored in the season. The Earthquake's roster also boasts Sam Cronin, a 2009 member of the US Men's national team famous for playing without using his hands or nose.
All seating will be first come, first served, so those who show up early can secure the best chance to spot themselves on the stadium's video board as they maintain an air of quiet dignity by waving like a lunatic. Bring your Groupon to will call for your ticket, then enjoy the outdoor stadium's warm early-summer atmosphere and new gourmet concessions (not included with this Groupon).
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.