Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Real Salt Lake wins on penalty kicks
by Paul Kennedy, November 22nd, 2009 11:07PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS CUP '09] Real Salt Lake won MLS Cup '09 5-4 on penalty kicks after their game ended in a 1-1 tie after regulation and overtime. It became the first MLS team to win a championship after finishing the regular season with a losing record.

U.S. national team penalty kick specialist Landon Donovan missed over the bar and Nick Rimando saved shots by Jovan Kirovski and Edson Buddle in the shootout.

Robbie Russell had the deciding goal for RSL in the seventh round of penalties.

Both teams lost players to injuries. Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales went off with a knee injury in the first half, and Galaxy goalie Donovan Rickets and defender Omar Gonzalez went off with injuries in the second half.

Josh Saunders, Ricketts' replacement, made two stops in the shootout, including what could have been the deciding goal by Jamaican Andy Williams.

Mike Magee gave the Galaxy the lead late in the first half on assists from Donovan and David Beckham. Robbie Findley tied the score off a scramble in front of the Galaxy goal.

RSL coach Jason Kreis became the youngest coach to ever win an MLS Cup.

Shootout
LA-
Beckham goal (1-0)
RSL-Mathis goal (1-1)
LA-Berhalter goal (2-1)
RSL-Findley goal (2-2)
LA-Kirovski saved (2-2)
RSL-Beckerman saved (2-2)
LA-Donovan over crosbar (2-2)
RSL-Espindola goal (3-2)
LA-Magee goal (3-3)
RSL-Williams saved (3-3)
LA-Klein goal (4-3)
RSL-Wingert goal (4-4)
LA-Buddle saved (4-4)
RSL-Russell goal (5-4)

Nov. 23 in Seattle
Los Angeles 1 Real Salt Lake 1.
Goals: Magee 41; Findley 64.
Los Angeles -- Ricketts (Saunders, 66), Franklin, Berhalter, Gonzalez (Delagarza, 89), Dunivant, Kirovski, Beckham, Birchall (Klein, 79), Donovan, Buddle, Magee.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Russell, Olave, Borchers, Wingert, Williams, Morales (Mathis, 22), Beckerman, Johnson (Grabavoy, 46), Findley, Movsisyan (Espindola, 75).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives