Sporting KC (12-6-3) clinched the top seed in the MLS Western Conference with the win. The club enters the postseason having won six of eight.
Shelton scored in a scrum at the 45th minute off a corner kick when the ball ricocheted off a pair of Real Salt Lake (5-10-7) defenders before entering the net.
After halftime, Hurtado beat sliding keeper David Ochoa, who extended beyond the net at the 48th minute.
Peter Vermes on #SportingKC clinching first place in the West: “It (would be) easy for the guys to have mentally checked out in certain situations. They found a way each time, so I give them a lot of credit in this year for the mentality they’ve had.” pic.twitter.com/xzjfbaLqkq
— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) November 9, 2020