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Rush Alum Leads Rapids to MLS Cup

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The Colorado Rapids are MLS Champions after an exciting 2-1 overtime win over FC Dallas on Sunday night. Despite trailing at halftime, the Rapids fought back and Colorado Rush Alum Conor Casey scored the equalizer in the 57th minute. A dangerous cross into the box eluded FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and a sliding Conor but the ball was not controlled. Conor spotted the ball first and from his backside was able to poke the ball past Hartman and into the net.

The game would go into overtime and through the first extra period with no goals being scored. In the 107th minute, Rapids substitute Macoumba Kandji beat the Dallas defense down the right side, found his way into the box, nutmegged a defender and poke a shot towards goal. The shot deflected off of defender Goerge John and dropped over the goal line before Hartman could get to it. FC Dallas has several great scoring chances in the closing minutes and Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens was forced into a wonderful save in the 120th minute to secure the win.

After the game, Conor Casey was named the MVP of the final. Colorado Rush alum Brian Mullan of the Rapids joined an elite group of players by winning a fifth MLS Championship. 

Great job boys, Rush nation is proud!

(Pictured, Conor Casey celebrates with teammates after scoring the equalizer in the second half)

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