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Lionel Messi, Emma Hayes and seven reasons for American soccer fans to be thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here. It's a time for family and food and, for Americans celebrating the holiday, it's safe to say there will be plenty of the latter to go around. However, the holiday is also one about reflection and gratitude. It is called Thanksgiving, after all.

This holiday season, American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for. It's a wild time across the soccer landscape, as fans of both the men's and women's game have plenty to look forward to.

So, in between bites of turkey and family time around the TV watching the other football, GOAL has you covered with a breakdown of what American fans should be thankful for on this Thanksgiving day...

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