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Monday Kickoff: MLS playoffs, Americans Abroad, NWSL and more

Thanksgiving Week is here and even though the holiday will mean some days off soon, the soccer world will continue to be busy.

The Major League Soccer playoffs are underway, and will continue to roll through the week, with the final two spots in the conference semifinals being decided in the next two days.

The UEFA Champions League returns to action this week, meaning several top Americans will be in action, including Christian Pulisic, who returned from international duty to open his Premier League scoring account for the new year.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to SBI Soccer. We offer three different levels of subscriptions, which all offer access to a variety of content we will be producing that will be exclusive to subscribers, and in many cases, subscribers will have early access to an assortment of articles and other content. Here is a rundown of SBI’s subscription offerings.

Here is a rundown of all of the action from the past few days to catch you up on everything that went down this past weekend:

MLS Playoffs

NYCFC rides second-half surge to beat Atlanta United (LINK)

Alexander Callens recovers from injury to spark NYCFC win (LINK)

Timbers erase early deficit to roll past Minnesota United (LINK)

Glesnes winner propels Union past Red Bulls (LINK)

Jakob Glesnes continues to be two-way threat for Union (LINK)

Sporting KC cruises past Whitecaps (LINK)

Graham Zusi rolls back the years with star turn in Sporting KC win (LINK)

Americans Abroad

Weekend Rewind (LINK)

Christian Pulisic scores in Chelsea romp (LINK)

Gianluca Busio’s winning assist helps Venezia earn road win (LINK)

Ian Harkes delivers game-winner for Dundee United (LINK)


Kelley O’Hara winner lifts Spirit past Red Stars to first NWSL title (LINK)

Trinity Rodman caps dream rookie season with NWSL title (LINK)

USL Championship

Tampa Bay Rowdies, Orange County book spots in USL Championship final (LINK)

The SBI Show

Episode 343: Recapping USMNT-Jamaica, MLS playoff preview, and more (LINK)

As you make your plans for the week, make sure to check out This Week’s Soccer on TV, to make your plans for soccer viewing during a surprisingly packed holiday week of action.

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