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  Chicago's Chris Armas, right, gets above Kansas City's Preki during the MLS Cup on Sunday. AP

Wizardry

Meola leads Kansas City over Chicago for MLS title

In a classic contest of great offense and great defense, Kansas City's golden goalkeeper Tony Meola helped his team prove their end of the argument. Meola, the first-ever player to be MVP of the league and its championship game, was in his usual shutout mode as the Wizards beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 to capture their first ever MLS Cup title. Following the game, however, three key members of the championship team announced their retirement.

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Closer Look: Molnar goes out in fitting form
Talk about sticking to your gameplan. The Wizards did just what they set out to do.
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Wizards Locker Room: Joy and sadness
The Wizards' first-ever MLS title celebration was tempered by the retirement of three players.
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Fire Locker Room: No goals, champagne for Fire
CNNSI.com's Michael Lewis writes that the high-scoring Fire came up empty when it counted.
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One last test for Wizards' league-best defense
Fire look for more offense

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On the Pitch: No lineup surprises
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Friday: Nowak could be the difference

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K.C. v. L.A.: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
Chicago v. MetroStars: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

Quarterfinals
K.C. vs. Colorado: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
L.A. v. Tampa Bay: Game 1 | Game 2
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MetroStars v. Burn: Game 1 | Game 2
Chicago v. Revolution: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

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