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Alvaro Saborio, Kyle Beckerman combine to put RSL ahead

Real Salt Lake have had fewer chances than Sporting Kansas City and haven't passed the ball particularly well, but it only took one moment of quality for them to take the lead in the MLS Cup final. Seven minutes into the second half, Kyle Beckerman found Alvaro Saborio on the edge of the penalty area, and the Costa Rican international finished off the chance with a sensational strike.


How good is Saborio's movement off the ball and Kyle Beckerman's no-look pass?

Sporting Kansas City have plenty of attacking options on the bench to change the game, and they've generated some decent chances with the personnel they have on the pitch, so this one is far from over. Just a couple of minutes before this goal, C.J. Sapong skied a glorious opportunity, and Nick Rimando has already needed to make a couple of saves. Then again, it might be tougher to score on RSL now that they don't have to commit anyone forward.