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When I was asked to write a piece on the “Most Entertaining Teams in MLS”, I realized I had a couple of opportunities. First, I could eschew the typical sports blogger crutch of assessing a team’s entertainment based on nothing but sweet, sweet vibes. Second, I could really enhance my Excel skills for when I have to grow up and get a real boy job. I chose the second option. You’re welcome

There’s a lot going on in the American soccer world. That’s why, here at Backheeled, we’d like to make it easier for you to keep up with the most interesting and important things. Welcome to this Monday’s edition of the Weekend Recap, where we take you through one key weekend storyline from MLS, the NWSL, and the USL.

For the first time in the tournament’s modern era, a Major League Soccer team has officially won the CCL. The Seattle Sounders beat Pumas UNAM 3-0 on Wednesday night in the second leg of the CCL Final, giving them a 5-2 aggregate win over their opponents from Liga MX. MLS teams have played in the final before, but none of them could clear the last hurdle. Real Salt Lake fell to Monterrey in 2011