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Happy Thanksgiving from SBI Soccer

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Hello everybody. It is Thanksgiving Day, that day of the year you come to SBI looking for a soccer fix and find this familiar waving turkey greeting you.

American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for this year. From the continued growth of professional soccer, with MLS, NASL and USL all growing and gaining momentum, down to the college soccer scene, where more talent is expected to emerge than in 2014.

Drogba: Playing in MLS "more difficult than playing in the Premier League"

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Didier Drogba was one of the biggest signings of the 2015 MLS season, and his ability to make scoring goals in MLS look easy helped Montreal drive into a playoff berth.

As easy as Drogba made things look, the former Chelsea legend made a point recently to make it clear his transition into MLS has been far from easy, going as far as to say in a recent interview with Reuters that playing in MLS is actually tougher than playing in the English Premier League.

UCL Rewind: Manchester clubs stumble, Real Madrid avoids embarrassing collapse, and more

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during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Manchester City FC at the Juventus Stadium on November 25, 2015 in Turin, Italy.

English sides struggled again, while Europe's elite took care of business in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League action.

Manchester United could only manage a scoreless draw at home against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday evening in the UCL, meaning Group B is still wide open.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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Boasting the best goal differential during Apertura 2015, Pumas UNAM is set to begin its playoff campaign on Thursday.

Securing 35 points in 17 games, Pumas claimed first place in this season's playoff bracket, and will play eighth-placed Veracruz in Thursday's first Liga MX playoff game (8 p.

Fabian Johnson notches goal and assist in Moenchengladbach romp

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Fabian Johnson played a major part as his Borussia Monchengladbach side marched to a 4-2 victory over Sevilla on Wednesday, scoring his second UEFA Champions League goal of the season and assisting on another.

The USMNT winger/defender curled a spectacular right-footed shot past the Sevilla goalkeeper to put his side up 2-0 at home.

SBI College Spotlight: German midfielder Julian Buescher has Syracuse flying high

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When Julian Buescher stepped foot on the campus of Syracuse University, the German import was ill prepared for the adjustments to American life. Speaking very little English and ill equipped to handle the cold of Syracuse, Buescher found himself wanting to find his way back home.

Miami Beckham United hint at another stadium site change after latest snag

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David Beckham and his group of investors might be changing their desired site for a soccer-specific stadium once again.

Beckham's ownership group, Miami Beckham United, may move away from its desired plans to build a facilityin Little Havanafor its proposed team after running into another roadblock.

Video: Jurgen Klopp interviewed by Liverpool kid

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Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Nguyen, Rowe among players to have Revs contract options picked up

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The New England Revolutionhave exercisedtheirclub options on 14 players for the 2016 season.

The club announced on Wednesday that it is bringing back goalkeeper Brad Knighton; defenders Darrius Barnes, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, Donnie Smith, Chris Tierney, London Woodberry; midfielders Teal Bunbury, Scott Caldwell, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, and forwards Charlie Davies and Sean Okoli.

Orlando City declines options on starting goalkeeper Hall, seven others

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Tally Hall's first season in Orlando is also his last.

Orlando City announced on Wednesday a bevy of offseason roster moves, including declining the contract option of Hall. The 30-year-old goalkeeper had served as the starter for the expansion club after recovering from a knee injury that sidelined him during the initial months of the campaign, but he suffered a torn meniscus in the second-to-last game of the year.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Juventus will all try to secure their positions in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 today.

United play host to PSV Eindhoven in Group B, while Atletico have the more daunting task of hosting Galatasaray in Group C to lock up a spot in the knockout round.

Wednesday Kickoff: Barca expects Neymar deal; Mourinho denies Costa issues; and more

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Despite all of the issues that have arisen, Barcelona remains confident that the club can secure Neymar's future for years to come.

Barcelonatechnical secretary Robert Fernandez says that Neymar will sign a long-term contract to remain with the club. Fernandez's declaration comes on the heels of several statements from the player's father stating that Neymar could seek a move if his ongoing tax issues aren't resolved.

UCL Rewind: Barca drub Roma, Arsenal still in race; and more

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The European giants ran rampant on Tuesday across the UEFA Champions League, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea all posting huge victories.

The most important result on the day came for Arsenal, though, as the Gunnersdecisively defeated Dinamo Zagreb in a must-win match to advance to the Round of 16.

MLS Tick: Dynamo reportedly set for new majority owner, and more

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It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.

Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.

The SBI Show: Episode 243 (Talking MLS playoffs, USMNT and more)

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The Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew made big statements with first-leg victories in the MLS conference finals, and are threatening to shake up these MLS playoffs in a way few could have expected.

Episode 243 of The SBI Show looks back at the wins by Portland and Columbus, and break down what went wrong for the Red Bulls and FC Dallas.