MLS Cup 2013

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MLS Cup 2013
2013 MLS Cup Logo.jpg
EventMLS Cup
DateDecember 7, 2013
VenueSporting Park, Kansas City, KS
RefereeHilario Grajeda
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MLS Cup 2013
2013 MLS Cup Logo.jpg
EventMLS Cup
DateDecember 7, 2013
VenueSporting Park, Kansas City, KS
RefereeHilario Grajeda

MLS Cup 2013, the 18th edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, will be held to decide the champion of the 2013 season. The match will be played on December 7, 2013.

For the second time in MLS Cup history, the championship will not be held at a predetermined neutral site. Instead, the match will be held in the home stadium of the finalist with the best regular season record, Sporting Kansas City.

The 2013 Cup is the first-ever small media market cup, with both Kansas City and Salt Lake City outside of the the Top 10 media markets in the US (Kansas City is #28 and Salt Lake City is #32)[1]. The tickets for the match are the highest price for the MLS Cup in the past five years, coming in at an average of $302 on the secondary market. This makes it the highest priced sports event in the Kansas City area in four years, with the exception of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game[2]. The 2013 MLS Cup is also the second cup final held at Sporting Park in as many years, with the stadium hosting the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.

As MLS Cup finalists, both teams will qualify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League (champion in Pot A, runner-up in Pot B).

Road to the final[edit]

East Knockout
E4 Houston Dynamo3
E5 Montreal Impact0
West Knockout
W4 Seattle Sounders FC2
W5 Colorado Rapids0
 Conference SemifinalsConference FinalsMLS Cup 2013

E1 New York Red Bulls21 
E4 Houston Dynamo22 
 E4 Houston Dynamo01 
Eastern Conference
 E2 Sporting Kansas City02 
E2 Sporting Kansas City13
E3 New England Revolution21 
 E2 Sporting Kansas City
 W2 Real Salt Lake
W1 Portland Timbers23 
W4 Seattle Sounders FC12 
 W1 Portland Timbers20
Western Conference
 W2 Real Salt Lake41 
W2 Real Salt Lake02
W3 Los Angeles Galaxy10 

Sporting Kansas City[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

Match details[edit]

Sporting Kansas City
Real Salt Lake
Peter Vermes
Jason Kreis

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:

Paul Scott
Bill Dittmar

Fourth official:

Ismail Elfath


Sporting Kansas CityReal Salt Lake
Goals scored
Total shots
Shots on target
Corner kicks
Fouls committed
Yellow cards
Red cards


  1. ^ Borg, Simon. "SmorgasBorg: First-ever small-market MLS Cup a badge of honor for league, supporter5". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Lawrence, Jesse. "Sporting KC Tickets For MLS Cup Are Most Expensive Cup Tickets In Last Five Years". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 2 December 2013.