Real Salt Lake to Play for MLS Cup, BBQ Sauce

A shot from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, taken during the U.S. Open Cup championship match between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake, October 1, 2013. D.C. United won 1-0.

A shot from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, taken during the U.S. Open Cup championship match between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake, October 1, 2013. D.C. United won 1-0.

(KCPW News) Just eight years ago, Real Salt Lake wrapped up their inaugural season in Major League Soccer, and many in Utah wondered how long the fledgling franchise would last.

But slowly, the team gathered the interest of local soccer fans, and in 2009, Real Salt Lake won their first MLS Cup.

Real find themselves in the championship again on Saturday. Can they take home the Anschutz Trophy for a second time? And will Utah Governor Gary Herbert best Kansas Governor Sam Brownback in a friendly wager of taffy versus barbecue sauce?

For more, here’s KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham.

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