"2013 MLS Cup" redirects here. For details on the tournament, see . 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs 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) . 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 [1 ] 2012 MLB All-Star Game . The 2013 MLS Cup is also the second cup final held at Sporting Park in as many years, with the stadium hosting the [2 ] 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 ] Sporting Kansas City [edit ] Real Salt Lake [edit ] Match details [edit ]
December 7, 2013
Man of the Match: Assistant referees: Paul Scott Bill Dittmar Fourth official: Ismail Elfath Statistics [edit ] References [edit ]