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. Cheer for hands-free action with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get four general-admission tickets to the first home game of the Western Mass Pioneers soccer club (up to a $36 value) at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.
The Western Mass Pioneers perennially contend for the top spot in the United Soccer League's U-23 Premier Development League, which consists of the best college players in the nation vying to be drafted by a Major League Soccer team. With this deal, you'll catch the Pioneers—led by college stars from Brown University, Binghamton University, UMass, and more— as they do battle with the New Hampshire Phantoms, comprising players from the world's evil, ghastly universities.
Lusitano Stadium's general-admission seating provides intimate proximity with the on-field action, opening up clear glimpses of every ankle-breaking step-over and heartbreaking save. Young spectators can follow the cheerleading of Foxy the mascot, who challenges the crowd to cheer and howl with the intensity of a confused platypus.