"I've always loved futbol for what it is. You have ups, downs; you have hard moments; you have good moments; you have bad moments. Everyone says, 'What happened with the PK?' I'm just happy I've got a good house. There are people with diseases. There are people dying from cancer. Man, I'm blessed. I'd rather miss a PK than be dying or be in a struggling moment, you know?"
-- Sebastian Velasquez, Real Salt Lake's 22-year-old midfielder, on seeing his penalty kick, which would have settled the tiebreaker, saved during the MLS Cup shootout in which Sporting Kansas City ultimately prevailed. (Greenville News)