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Sporting KC, Real Salt Lake meet for MLS Cup

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One of the participants in the MLS championship game went through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership, complete with a rebranding of the organization, construction of a $200 million stadium and the revitalization of soccer in the surrounding community.

The other participant went through a rebuilding project that took about a month.

Sporting Kansas City, which languished as the Wizards for years, will be playing for its second MLS Cup at glitzy Sporting Park on Saturday when it faces Real Salt Lake, a club that jettisoned a bunch of proven veterans in the offseason in a push to go younger.

It’s the first time that Kansas City, once a soccer wasteland and now a hotbed for the sport, has hosted the league’s title game.

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