The Colorado Rapids beat FC Dallas in the 15th MLS Cup final, winning their first league title. Colorado was down 1-0 at the half but came back to force extra time. The match was decided on an own goal by FC Dallas' George John.
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Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni lifted his first MLS Cup trophy. Mastroeni, who entered the league in 1998 with the now-defunct Miami Fusion, is one of the all-time MLS games played leaders and a two-time World Cup player for the U.S.
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Rapids striker Conor Casey levels the match in the second half, beating FC Dallas defender Jair Benitez. Casey, Colorado's all-time leading scorer, poked home the goal in the 56th minute.
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MLS MVP David Ferreira scores a first-half goal, beating goalkeeper Matt Pickens off a cross from Martin Chavez in the 36th minute.
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Rapids defender Anthony Wallace received a yellow card for a hard challenge on Chavez in the first half. That was the only booking in the first 45 minutes.
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A fan of FC Dallas cheers during the first half of the MLS Cup in Toronto, 1,200 miles away from the heart of Texas.
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Rapids defender Kosuke Kimura (left) battles with FC Dallas midfiedler Brek Shea in the first half. Kimura had scored the goal that beat San Jose in the conference final, sending Colorado to the MLS Cup.
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Rapids midfielder Jeff Larentowicz traps the ball against Ferreira in the first half. Larentowicz, brought in by trade from New England in January, played in his fourth MLS Cup.
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Rapids defender Drew Moor (right) fights for possession against FC Dallas striker Atiba Harris in the first half.
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