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MLS Cup final goes to penalties: Follow live

The MLS Cup final will require penalties, with 120 minutes not being enough to separate Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake, who played to a 1-1 draw.

KC were the aggressors in the first half of extra time, pushing much harder for a winner than RSL. Nick Rimando was forced into a big save on Graham Zusi in the 98th minute, tipping his shot from 10 yards over the crossbar. KC also had a late penalty shout, but Hilario Grajeda thought C.J. Sapong went down too easily under a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge. Just before halftime in extra time, Alvaro Saborio thought he'd scored, but he was correctly flagged for offside.

While the first 15 minutes of extra time were a bit wild, both teams were more measured in the second half of extra time. There were no real scoring chances as both teams looked more worried about conceding than they were willing to take risks to score.

The penalty shootout will be updated live below.

SKC: Claudio Bieler SCORES, powerful shot to Nick Rimando's right

RSL: Alvaro Saborio MISSES, over the crossbar

SKC: Paulo Nagamura SCORES, placed to Nick Rimando's left

RSL: Ned Grabavoy MISSES, Jimmy Nielsen saves to his right

SKC: Matt Besler MISSES, Nick Rimando saves to his left

RSL: Kyle Berckerman SCORES, beats Jimmy Nielson down the middle

SKC: Benny Feilhaber SCORES, over Nick Rimando's hands down the middle

RSL: Joao Plata SCORES, incredible penalty top corner to Jimmy Nielsen's right

SKC: Graham Zusi MISSES, over the bar, the shootout continues

RSL: Javier Morales SCORES, stutter step and down the middle.

Now sudden death.

SKC: Seth Sinovic SCORES, to Nick Rimando's right

RSL: Chris Schuler SCORES, powered down the middle

SKC: C.J. Sapong SCORES, to Nick Rimando's right

RSL: Tony Beltran SCORES, barely in off the post to Jimmy Nielsen's right

SKC: Lawrence Olum MISSES, wide to Nick Rimando's right

RSL: Sebastian Velazquez MISSES, Jimmy Nielsen saves to his left

SKC: Chance Myers SCORES, chipped finish

RSL: Nat Borchers SCORES, down the middle

SKC: Aurelien Collin SCORES, brilliant penalty into the side netting to Nick Rimando's left

RSL: Lovel Palmer MISSES, off the crossbar

Sporting Kansas City has won MLS Cup!