Tactics and Data

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

Diego Luna, an 18-year-old dual national eligible to represent both the United States and Mexico, has experience at FC Barcelona’s residency academy in Arizona and is a key part of the U.S.’s U-20 national team. He was named to the USL’s All-League Second Team in 2021 and was a finalist for the Young Player of the Year award, losing out to the aforementioned Gomez. What makes Luna special?