Sporting Kansas City defeated Real Salt Lake 7-6 in a penalty shootout on Saturday to win their second ever MLS Cup. The teams played to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of regular and extra time soccer.
Costa Rican international Alvaro Saborio put RSL ahead 1-0 in the 52nd minute before French defender Aurelien Collin headed in the equalizer in the 76th. Collin was awarded the MVP trophy for the match.
Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Chris Wingert (Lovel Palmer, 72’), Chris Schuler, Nat Borchers, Tony Beltran; Kyle Beckerman (C), Luis Gil (Sebastian Velasquez, 87’), Javier Morales, Ned Grabavoy; Robbie Findley (Joao Plata, 112’), Alvaro Saborio
Substitutes not used: Jeff Attinella, Brandon McDonalad, Cole Grossman, Olmes Garcia
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Jimmy Nielsen; Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers; Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum, 8’), Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber, C.J. Sapong, Graham Zusi; Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler, 72’)
Substitutes not used: Eric Kronberg, Federico Bessone, Ike Opara, Jacob Peterson, Teal Bunbury