MLS Cup final

Morales hopes to key RSL's upset bid

November 21, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle
SEATTLE -- When the MLS Cup final kicks off Sunday, Javier Morales will be in precisely the spot he hoped to be when the season started: quarterbacking the Real Salt Lake attack against Los Angeles in the biggest match of the year. But what the Argentine didn't expect was the arduous season he would have to endure to get to the league's championship game.

In 2008, Morales burst on the MLS scene with six goals and 15 assists, and in the process led Real to within a whisker of its first ...

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