No. 3 Central Methodist 2, No. 5 Missouri Valley 2 (CMU 4-3 PK)
18:58 | Missouri Valley 1, Central Methodist 0 -- Gianmarco Donnini header off Luka Gluscevic corner-kick
39:41 | Missouri Valley 1, Central Methodist 1 -- Rodrigo Paredes header off Marcos German corner-kick
46:02 | Central Methodist 2, Missouri Valley 1 -- Marcos German shot from 15-yards after clearance
69:58 | Central Methodist 2, Missouri Valley 2 -- Ruben Jimenez shot from 8 yards after Luke Gluscevic's free kick from 45 yards
- Marcos German was named the most outstanding defensive player of the tournament, but he did it all, finishing with three goals and three assists in four games.
- Rodrigo Paredes, the tournament's most valuable player, finished with two goals and one assist and was a force in the midfield for Central Methodist.
- Despite the loss, Missouri Valley landed three players on the All-Tournament Team, including Gianmarco Donnini, who scored his second goal in as many games in the final.
- Central Methodist goalkeeper Vince Gelei stopped two penalty kicks to ensure the win for his Eagles team.
- RECAP | Central Methodist takes home first national championship in school history
HIGHLIGHTS: Central Methodist 2, Missouri Valley 2 (CMU wins 4-3 in PKs)
2018 NAIA All-Tournament Team
Most outstanding offensive player | Teren Schuster, Cardinal Stritch
Most outstanding defensive player | Marcos German, Central Methodist
Most valuable player | Rodrigo Paredes, Central Methodist
Forward | Teren Schuster, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Forward | Yuri Farkas, Madonna (Mich.)
Forward | Adrian Gutierrez, Central Methodist (Mo.)
Forward | Stefan Cvetanovic, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Midfielder | Liam Heywood, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Midfielder | Rodrigo Paredes, Central Methodist (Mo.)
Midfielder | Michael Conejero, William Carey (Miss.)
Midfielder | Johnny Buckle, William Carey (Miss.)
Defender | Mitchell Osmond, Rio Grande (Ohio)
Defender | Marcos German, Central Methodist (Mo.)
Defender | Gianmarco Donnini, Missouri Valley
Defender | Noah Dalle, Missouri Valley
Goalkeeper | Joe Smith, Madonna (Mich.)
Goalkeeper | Patrick Irankunda, Missouri Valley