Colorado Rapids win MLS

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The Colorado Rapids were crowned champions of Major League Soccer for the first time after a 2-1 extra-time win over FC Dallas on Sunday.

Dallas took the lead in the 35th minute when Colombian David Ferreira, voted the U.S. professional soccer league's most valuable player, coolly converted a superb cross from Marvin Chavez.

In a largely scrappy game, Colorado drew level through a scrambled effort in the 57th minute when striker Conor Casey scooped the ball home while lying on the floor.

Colorado went in front in extra-time when a shot from substitute Macoumba Kandji was deflected in by Dallas defender George John.

Dallas produced some late pressure with John having a solid effort saved by keeper Matt Pickens and Jeff Cunningham going close.