Wild rides: Significant games in RSL's road to an MLS Cup berth in 2013, 2009

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4 2013 1:17 a.m. MST

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Playoffs, Eastern Conference Finals

Won, 0-0 (5-4 penalty kicks)

After a three-hour match, Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup final. The two teams played 120 minutes of soccer, but Real Salt Lake and the Chicago Fire still found themselves tied up at nill. This pushed the game to penalty kicks and an incredible drama unfolded.

Nick Rimando made a huge save to push RSL ahead. Fabian Espindola had a chance to win the game, but his shot sailed well high of the crossbar. Rimando then made three big saves in a row, setting up second half substitute Ned Grabavoy for the winning shot. Grabavoy easily scored and earned RSL an Eastern Conference championship.
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