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Real Salt Lake went to Monterrey as big-time underdogs and come back in the driver's seat of the CONCACAF Champions League final.

Javier Morales' late goal rescued a 2-2 draw and, more importantly, gave RSL 2 away goals in their back pocket.

The second leg is April 27 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Good for RSL. As Down the Byline pointed out last night, Salt Lake is trying to become only the second MLS team to win a home-and-home series with a Mexican team. The other?

Well, Kansas City did it in 2002.

Power Ranking Roundup! With the addition of ESPN (#10), Soccer by Ives (#15), Fox Soccer (#15) and Match Fit USA (#15), Sporting KC's average ranking is 12.625 for Week 5. The other four rankers: (#10), WV Hooligan (#13), Sports Illustrated (#8) and (#15).

I really like this feature: Sporting Kansas City does a Q with a supporter. The first installment is with Ron Bishop -- who is a commenter here at The Full 90.

Check it out to learn more about your fellow KC fan.

According to, Sporting Kansas City's average age is 27.18-years-old. That ranks, surprisingly, as the 10th oldest team in MLS. The oldest team in MLS? The New York Red Bulls (28.74). The youngest? Portland (25.6).

The Daily Wiz took a tour of Livestrong Sporting Park.

There are pictures. Is former KC striker Eddie Johnson bound for MLS this summer?

The big game tonight in MLS: New York vs. DC United (7 p.m. on ESPN2).

Why didn't Houston land Benny Feilhaber in a trade with New England?

Well, maybe it was because os who the Revolution asked for in return.

Last Feilhaber link of the day:

Lack of options drives U.S. midfielder to MLS. Was Arsenal 3-Tottenham 3 the most entertaining game of the year? below Chelsea in the EPL title race.

So, Real Madrid took the Copa del Rey trophy and won the second Clasico in five days. During the celebration, Sergio Ramos dropped the trophy and it was run over by a bus. Yes, there is video.