Hello all. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch (Well, unless you count the handful of Coppa Italia matches being played today).
American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for this year. The U.S. national team is heading to the World Cup, MLS enjoyed another solid season and the number of quality soccer viewing options on TV is growing by the day. These are great times in that regard. I'm sure those of you who remember what life was like for American soccer fans 20 years ago can agree.
What will I give thanks for from a soccer standpoint this year? Here are some things that came to my mind this morning:
The SBI Mafia
Charlie Davies' recovery
Seattle's addition to MLS
FC Barcelona's beautiful soccer
Philadelphia's pending arrival in MLS
My first visits to Costa Rica and Honduras
The Champions League's move to Fox Sports
Having the chance to cover soccer for a living
Major League Soccer's departure from Giants Stadium
Now it's your turn. What will you be giving thanks for as a soccer fan today?
Share your thoughts below (And have a Happy Thanksgiving).