This summer's main sports story in the USA and Canada was unusual. Instead of being about baseball or steroid scandals, it was filled with the jaw-dropping crowds seen across North America at Football matches.
Fans fought for tickets to see Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona. Week after week, match after match, the stadiums filled to capacity to see the world's top athletes perform in its most technical sport, football.
With baseball teams like the NY Yankees struggling to sell tickets, Chelsea and Barcelona had no problems selling every available ticket to football fans across North America.
The biggest sporting crowd the USA saw this summer was reserved for LA Galaxy and Barcelona in LA, as 90,000 excited fans got to see world class athletes in their hometown.
For fans tired of dropout steroid heads trying to pretend to be athletes this must have been a real treat.
With NFL failing to sell out the worlds most famous stadium, Wembley, for their flag ship competitive match of the year. European football teams were able to sell out America's biggest stadiums for merely friendlies.
Football's ability to sell out stadiums on every continent around the world for mere friendlies completes its position as the only superpower in world sports...the greatest phenomenon in the history of sport.
Football's popularity, unlike gridiron's attempts, has not been based on population numbers or hard sell, hype or insulting other sports but by showing its brilliance and depth of game play. Unique in the world of sports.
Now the task for MLS and the USA as a whole, is to get good at football so these fans keep watching the domestic league instead of going home and giving up on sports all together.
The USA has to start producing world class footballers and as quickly as possible, football is at the most played sport in the USA now, so there is no excuse.
Football's final victory shows that sometimes in a unjust world that human brilliance alone is enough to conquer the hearts and minds of the world without the need for insults, steroids, or hype.
Congratulations to Football.