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Chicago's Chris Armas, right, gets above Kansas City's Preki during the MLS Cup on Sunday. AP
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.
||Wizards Locker Room: Joy and sadness|
The Wizards' first-ever MLS title celebration was tempered by the retirement of three players.
||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.