Sporting Kansas City claimed their second Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup by edging out Real Salt Lake in an emotional 7-6 penalty shoot-out after the match to decide North America's top tier finished 1-1 after extra time. 

Salt Lake missed their first two penalties, but came back to force sudden death, with Lovel Palmer hitting the crossbar after Aurelien Collin scored in the tenth round of the shootout. It was the third time the MLS Cup has been decided on penalties.

Costa Rica international Alvaro Saborio opened the scoring after collecting a beautiful through pass from USA international Kyle Beckerman, turning and firing past Sporting 'keeper Jimmy Nielsen after half-time.

Collin got Sporting back in the game though, rising above Chris Schuler to head a Graham Zusi corner home with less than 15 minutes remaining, sending the game into extra time.

Neither side could find a winner in the added period, meaning the dramatic penalty shootout was required.

Kansas City – who also won the 2012 US Open Cup title in a shoot-out at Sporting Park - claim their first MLS championship in their current guise, as they won their first ever league championship as the Kansas City Wizards in 2000.