TWICE IN A LIFETIME
For the first time in 13 years, Sporting KC rules the MLS roost
Kansas Cityís Aurelein Collin scored the equalizer in regulation and the game winner in PKs. Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
A huge banner behind one of the goals at Sporting Park has a message for visiting sides: Welcome to the Blue Hell. On a cold Saturday afternoon, the stadium was more like blue heaven for Sporting Kansas City and definitely hell for Real Salt Lake.
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THE END OF THE (ROLLERCOASTER) RIDE
Wingert gets a chance to start, but doesn't finish MLS Cup due to injury
Chris Wingert and his Real Salt Lake teammates went through an emotional rollercoaster ride and then some in the MLS Cup Saturday afternoon.
SOME SAVING GRACES AT RIGHT TIME
Nielsen makes sure RSL pays the penalty with 2 vital stops
Life sure can work in mysterious ways. For most of the 120 minutes of regulation and extratime at MLS Cup Saturday, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen hardly looked like the imposing and dynamic goalkeeper he usually is. On several occasions he looked like he was in slow motion, thanks to the sub-freezing temperatures.
READY TO CLOSE ONE DOOR, OPEN ANOTHER
Kreis sounds like someone ready for a new challenge as NYC FC beckons
The season and most likely his tenure at Real Salt Lake did not end as he intended, but Jason Kreis appears ready to start a new challenge.
LIVING THE DREAM
Sporting Kansas City's L.A. boys celebrate an MLS Cup championship
The stench of cheap champagne filled Sporting Kansas City's locker room, but it tasted like Dom Perignon as Major League Soccer's newest champion celebrated Saturday night.
THE PENALTY PHASE
How MLS Cup was won by Sporting Kansas City
Here's a blow-by-blow of the MLS Cup penalty-kick shootout. In a record, marathon,10-round tie-breaker, Sporting Kansas City prevailed over Real Salt Lake, 7-6.
FACT AND FIGURES
Some interesting tidbits from MLS Cup
Some intriguing bits of information and trivia from the 18th MLS Cup.
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New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
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Seattle Sounders F.C.
San Jose Earthquakes
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