MLS Cup final

RSL outlasts Galaxy to snare MLS Cup

November 22, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle
SEATTLE -- As it is every year, this MLS Cup was a coronation. Yet what set this version apart was that it was also a battle of attrition. Starting lineups and substitution patterns were thrown completely off kilter as injuries piled up. But in the end, Real Salt Lake prevailed in a penalty shootout, 5-4, over the Los Angeles Galaxy, after 120 minutes of play had finished tied 1-1.

Once again, it was RSL keeper Nick Rimando who came up big in soccer's version of Russian roulette, saving ...

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