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.
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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.
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. Complete
FACT AND FIGURES
Some interesting tidbits from MLS Cup
Some intriguing bits of information and trivia from the 18th MLS Cup. Complete
NCAA MENíS ROUNDUP
Maryland, Notre Dame, New Mexico head to College Cup
No. 25 New Mexico earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup with a 1-0 win over No. 2 Washington in the Elite Eight Saturday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Lobos improve to 14-5-2 and advance to the College Cup for the second time in program history. Complete
COSMOS BEST XI Goalkeeper: Hubert Birkenmeier
When Hubert Birkenmeier joined the Cosmos in 1979, he did not have the same name recognition as many of his new teammates. He was not an international superstar like the team had become accustomed to signing, and yet during his career with the team, he was as responsible for its success as any of the big-name signings.
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS MLS expansion: too much of a good thing?
Major League Soccer is expected to announce its 21st club next week, granting Orlando City SC a franchise to begin play in the league in 2015. Complete
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MY TWO CENTS Handshake of inspiration: my tribute to Nelson Mandela
Former MetroStars assistant coach and Portuguese assistant coach Dan Gaspar, now an assistant on the Iranian national team, remembers when he met Nelson Mandela. Complete
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