Real Salt Lake head's Jason Kreis praises "fantastic team" despite MLS Cup loss: "We played outstanding"
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Two championships in 16 months. A young core entering its prime. Owners willing to spend, and a fanbase mushrooming out of control. Everything is going to plan in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It took five years for karma to catch up to Real Salt Lake. And when it finally did, the Claret-and-Cobalt couldn’t conjure up the same penalty-kick shootout magic they rode to a championship in 2009.
MLS Cup: Sporting KC's Jimmy Nielsen plays the hero in shootout after going 120 minutes with broken ribs
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Almost exactly 16 months to the day after he helped deliver a US Open Cup to Kansas City, Jimmy Nielsen stood atop a platform in Sporting Park’s northeast corner, shook up a can of white spray paint and committed the most rewarding vandalism of his life.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Real Salt Lake's MLS Cup 2013 penalty-kick loss to Sporting Kansas City -- 1-1 (AET), 7-6 in the shootout -- will go down as the coldest game in MLS history since they started recording game temperatures a decade ago.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin was named the Volkswagen MLS Cup MVP after he scored the equalizer, then netted an inch-perfect penalty in the shootout to help Sporting top Real Salt Lake 7-6 from the spot after a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City joined Major League Soccer royalty on Saturday night, and they beat Real Salt Lake at their own game to do it.
Sporting KC got just the attacking spark they needed from one of their most trusted defenders when Aurelien Collin headed in the equalizer against Real Salt Lake in the 76th minute.
Off a corner kick from Graham Zusi, Collin got the better of Chris Schuler and nodded the ball to the far post, leaving RSL no chance to make the save and providing a huge lift to the worried crowd at Sporting Park.
Real Salt Lake turned on the style to open the scoring early in the first half of MLS Cup.
Kyle Beckerman found Alvaro Saborio with a no-look, one-time pass with his left foot and the Costa Rican did the rest of the work, taking it down off his chest and firing low past Jimmy Nielsen in the 52nd minute.