Things went from bad to worse for the home side in short order.
Needing to overcome a three-goal deficit in the season series in order to claim the Cup, Colorado conceded a 6th-minute goal to RSL's Damir Kreilach and then went down a man when Niki Jackson – making his first MLS start - was shown a red card three minutes later.
RSL showed no mercy, as Savarino, Joao Plata, Corey Baird and Albert Rusnak added four more after the break to claim the largest margin of victory in history of the series and hand Colorado its worst loss at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
RSL retain the Rocky Mountain Cup for the 10th time in the last 12 years.
- 6' – RSL – Damir Kreilach WATCH
- 33' – RSL – Jefferson Savarino WATCH
- 58' – RSL – Jefferson Savarino WATCH
- 69' – RSL – Joao Plata WATCH
- 74' – RSL – Corey Baird WATCH
- 86' – RSL – Albert Rusnak WATCH
MOMENT OF THE MATCH:
You could pick any goal - or either red card - as the game-changers. But this headed clearance by
's header was also key - keeping the score 1-0 before things went wild: