But perhaps no Rocky Mountain Cup meeting had more on the line than the Decision Day clash on Oct. 25, 2008, part of the Heineken Rivalry Week-themed week of MLS Classics matches.
More than bragging rights, a precious MLS Cup Playoffs berth was to be decided. Real Salt Lake were seeking its first postseason berth and needed at least a draw to book their spot. The Rapids had missed out on the playoffs in 2007 and had to win to punch their ticket.
As if that wasn’t enough drama, there was a controversial penalty-kick decision, some Nick Rimando heroics and a late goal that provided clarity.
As you pull up the stream, which features fresh, live commentary from Pablo Mastroeni, Nat Borchers, Ian Joy and Stephen Keel, get acquainted with the starting lineups below. Also, there’s the full archive of MLS Classic viewing, including some of the league's most memorable rivalry matchups from May 12–17.