Penalty kicks great goalie saves MLS Cup 2013 was one to remember. Even low temp of 17 degrees
and ice on the field, could not keep the red hot Sporting KC from claiming their first MLS Cup title
as SKC and second MLS Cup for the team history, since beating Chicago Fire in the year 2000 under
goalie Tony Meola and defensive star Peter Vermes, now the head coach of The Wiz(Sporting KC).
With balls bouncing off posts more than 7 times this match, it was only inches that separated a great
Real Salt Lake and this 2013 Sporting KC club. RSL opens the scoring in the 53rd minute with a great
no look chip pass from Kyle Beckerman to a nice chest trap just in front of a beautiful 27 yard shot from
Alvaro Saborio who buries it in the back of the net, putting red up 1-0. Sporting KC would knock at the
door all game until a head ball off Sporting KC’s star defender Aurelien Collin on a corner kick tied it up
1-1 in the 76th minute. Both teams fought all 90 minutes and extra time, but penalty kicks had to
decide it. It had to go 10 rounds of penalty shots for again Aurelien Collin to bury his PK and super
goalie Jimmy Nielson to stop multiple shots in winning 2013 MLS Cup. Penalty kicks great goalie saves
MLS Cup 2013 was one to remember, Sporting KC the victors. Also this week, mens team USA got see
their group for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, and Germany, Portugal, and Ghana will be playing the US
Team in June 2014. Great video’s below of Team USA qualifying round matches.