The budding rivalry started with a few half chances and the respective teams finding their footing. RSL had a sense of urgency from the beginning when all of the sudden off of a Javier Morales corner, Sebastian Jaime was able to open his account and put home a beautiful header in the top left corner off the crossbar. Moments later it looked like a penalty could have been called to give Jaime another chance, but no call was made. Some poor giveaways in the midfield led to a Dom Dwyer goal that was somewhat controversial with the replay showing it could have been called offsides. More chances came for RSL with a lot of corners but the half ended 1-1.
The second 45 minuteswere slower than the first with Salt Lake on their heels for the better part of the half. Sporting KC had some good opportunities to score but Nick Rimando played a solid match and kept the game even. Aaron Maund had a header off of a set piece but it went right into Tim Melia's hands. Some offensive-minded substitutions resulted in more positive play from Salt Lake. It was a flat half until Olmes Garcia made some magic happen in the very last minute and scored a game-winning goal.