Former Gamecock striker Clint Mathis was on the winning end of last night’s Major League Soccer Cup Final as Real Salt Lake defeated the LA Galaxy in penalties at Qwest Field in Seattle. Coming off the bench for the injured Javier Morales in the 22nd minute, Mathis created several opportunities for RSL as the game went on. Mathis was the first RSL player to convert a kick in the shootout as his team prevailed in the end over David Beckham and the Galaxy.
Mathis played for the Gamecocks from ’94-’97 and was a tw0-time All-American at South Carolina. He scored 53 goals in 58 games and is third on South Carolina’s all-time scoring list.