It took 13 years since their last MLS Cup appearance, but the Colorado Rapids are the 2010 MLS Champions, defeating FC Dallas, 2-1, in overtime. Macoumba Kandji scored the go-ahead goal in the 108th minute of play. Kandji, who came in as a sub for Omar Cummings, nutmegged the ball past a Dallas player and then it deflected off George John for the go-ahead (and game-winning) goal. Kandji went down with an injury on the play and left the field of play.
There were several close FC Dallas scoring opportunities after Colorado took the lead, but goalie Matt Pickens was on top of his game and made several huge saves.
The Rapids played a solid first half, but FC Dallas led 1-0 on a David Ferreira goal at halftime. The Rapids' Conor Casey tied the game in the second half with a goal in the 56th minute.
This game was marked by very aggressive play on both sides and four yellow cards (three by the Rapids).
The Colorado Rapids are 2010 MLS Cup Champions!