Best and Worst from the 1st Leg of the MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Final

The best action from the first leg of the MLS Cup playoffs conference final was highlighted by Real Salt Lake, but what about the worst?

Plenty of candidates met the criteria this weekend. Futty Danso had a mental lapse. The Portland Timbers suffered a deja vu result at Rio Tinto Stadium Sunday night.

But all that pales in comparison to one forgettable Saturday afternoon. 

Read below to find out why.


Best: Real Salt Lake Cruise to Victory

Mission accomplished.

Real Salt Lake defeated the Portland Timbers 4-2 Sunday night. For the third time this season, the Claret and Cobalt stood victorious after an aesthetic battle with their Northwest rivals. The club is now just 90 minutes from returning to the MLS Cup final.

According to the club's official website, head coach Jason Kreis attributes the victory to 75 minutes of consistent play:

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