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Blue Links: Portland are champs, SKC in first place, & FIFA removes toxic celebrations

Your one-stop-shop to get updated on all things soccer in Kansas City this Wednesday.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia Union Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Alright now that the tournament is over, we can get back to the real world and see what really matters.

We only have NINE days till they kick off the Major League Soccer regular season once again, and Sporting Kansas City will restart on top of the Western Conference having won four of their first five matches.

Let’s get to the links for the day:

MLS is Back Final Recap - Portland Timbers take home the trophy.

Timbers are Champs - And they deserve it.

Nani Postgame - “Everyone saw who was better on the field”.

Wiebe: MiB filled much needed hole - A look at the surprising success of MiB.

ICYMI: First Episodes of Become One - These are really great. Must watch.

This Week in Sporting - Literally not one thing on this list is from THIS week.

Pulido in Champion’s Best XI - The ESPN commentator is big on the striker.

Pulido wants to be the best in MLS - He’s off to a great start

Story behind Black Players for Change - Cool new film released detailing the protest.

Member of SKC II Organization Tests Positive - Match vs Louisville has been postponed

Graham Zusi continuing to showcase his versatility - This will irk some of you, no doubt.

Roberto Puncec enjoying strong start - Nice piece on the new guy.

Graham Smith reflects on MLS is Back success - He joined the 610 Sports crew.

Matt Besler eyes another winning chapter - Things will have to be cleaned up first.

FIFA 21: EA Sports to remove ‘toxic’ celebrations - No more “Shhh” or “Okay”