Promotions & Trivia Answer

houston-dynamoLet’s jump right into the trivia answer before we get to some quick hitters on promotions around MLS and American soccer.

Q. Right at 119 years ago, the first professional soccer league closed its doors in the United States. It was the American League of Professional Football Clubs.  What other sports background did the owners of the teams have in common?

A. The six teams were all owned by men who also owned teams of baseball’s National League.  The soccer league, lasting only through October of 1894, was a vehicle to generate revenue from idle baseball parks.

Excerpt from The First American Soccer Trivia Book by Jamie Clary; Copyright 2007 FreeFalling Graffiti. .

Back to promotions. Let’s start in PA, where the Union and PPL Park are promotion a college soccer tournament this way.  “Collegiate soccer’s unofficial home, PPL Park, is now offering the “College Soccer Mega Ticket” – including Army-Navy Cup II, Big East Soccer Championship, and NCAA College Cup – for one low price. The ticket allows consumers to purchase an all inclusive ticket that includes an NCAA College Cup All-Session ticket, a Big East Soccer Championship All-Session ticket, and an Army-Navy Cup II ticket, all for one low price! The “College Soccer Mega Ticket” includes a total of seven high profile soccer matches for only $70 per adult ticket and $50 per youth ticket. In addition, the “College Soccer Mega Ticket” also provides free parking to all three exciting events!”

One last promotion comes from Houston, where the Dyanmo and Mambo Seafood are presenting a $25 ticket and a T-shirt package for the last match of the season against the Red Bulls.   The shirts have the images of various Houston Dynamo players.