Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake, 2013 MLS Cup final: Lineups

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

There are no serious surprises in either the Real Salt Lake or Sporting Kansas City team for the MLS Cup final.

Neither Sporting Kansas City or Real Salt Lake is going into the MLS Cup final scared, with both teams fielding their normal attack-minded lineups.

Sporting Kansas City hasn't gone with their most attacking midfield group, however, and will expect Paulo Nagamura to do a lot of work in all phases of play to give Benny Feilhaber some creative freedom. C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer have been picked up top ahead of Claudio Bieler and Teal Bunbury.

Despite his excellent performances in relief of Alvaro Saborio, Devon Sandoval drops to the bench, with the Costa Rican international Saborio and Robbie Findley preferred. Ned Grabavoy and Luis Gil are preferred to Sebastian Velazquez and will flank Kyle Beckerman in midfield.

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Jimmy Nielsen; Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler, Aurlien Collin, Chance Myers; Uri Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber; Dom Dwyer, C.J. Sapong, Graham Zusi

Real Salt Lake (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando; Chris Wingert, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Tony Beltran; Ned Grabavoy, Kyle Beckerman, Luis Gil; Javier Morales; Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley

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