Real Salt Lake's championship-winning run was the most memorable moment of the 2009 season, but there were plenty of other notable story lines, writes Steve Davis.
Just as it did in the Eastern Conference final, RSL rode Nick Rimando's shot-stopping heroics in a penalty shootout to defeat the Galaxy in the MLS Cup final, writes Steve Davis.
The contrast between the two MLS Cup finalists couldn't be more noticeable. Los Angeles has the big names and star power, while RSL is a collection of no-name overachievers, writes Steve Davis.
The MLS playoffs usually provide their share of upsets, but there's no question that Los Angeles and Real Salt Lake deserve their berths in the MLS Cup final, writes Steve Davis.
After coming within a game of the MLS Cup final, RSL has opted to stand pat with personnel for 2009, writes Steve Davis.
RSL has brought in some new players, but it's still uncertain if the team's first playoff berth is in reach, writes Steve Davis.
The bottom-of-the-table clash between the Galaxy and RSL showed that at least for one team, the Galaxy, there remains some hope, writes Steve Davis.
The Real Salt Lake job would be a huge challenge for a proven coach let alone an inexperienced one like Jason Kreis, writes Steve Davis.