2009 MLS Cup final MVP

Rimando denies Galaxy in penalty shootout to earn MVP

November 22, 2009
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
SEATTLE -- An L.A. Galaxy appearance in the MLS Cup final is extra time waiting to happen. And maybe a penalty-kick tiebreaker, too.

But it all worked out splendidly for Real Salt Lake, which took down the glamour guys from the Galaxy in the second MLS Cup final decided by penalty kicks.

The overachievers from one of the league's smallest markets overcame ample hardship thanks to superior fitness and, even more, to a goalkeeper who specializes in turning away spot ...

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