Thanksgiving is a day to look back on things that are worth being grateful for and, while there has been plenty of pessimism surrounding the state of U.S. Soccer in recent days, it's worth noting that 2018 had some high points as well.
Sure, there was the entire summer where we had to watch a World Cup that did not include the USMNT. On top of that, arguably the two best players in the history of the country – Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan – called time on their storied careers.
But it wasn't all bad. So, if you're one of those fans struggling to find the silver lining on 2018, we're here to help.
Below, Goal runs through the top 10 things in the U.S. soccer world that you should give a bit of thanks for while you're sitting around the dinner table on Thursday.