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Your links for November 24

Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you’re thankful for things besides Jurgen Klinsmann getting sacked. Here are your links for today.

U.S. Soccer boss tackles questions about Jurgen Klinsmann firing, Bruce Arena hiring | The Washington Post
Selected excerpts from Sunil Gulati’s conference call with reporters.

Fire U.S. Soccer’s President, Too? That’s Different, and Improbable | The New York Times
Here, Sam Borden explains why Gulati can’t be fired. He is up for re-election in 2018 and it’s presumed that he’ll win.

Bruce Arena moves on: Who should coach the LA Galaxy? | MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer writers weigh in on who should replace Bruce Arena as LA Galaxy head coach and general manager.

3 things we learned as Arsenal slumped to a 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain | SB Nation
Arsenal and PSG played to a 2-2 draw and here’s three takeaways from the game.

What should Washington Spirit fans expect out of Kristie Mewis and Kassey Kallman? | Black and Red United
Stephanie Yang of The Bent Musket explains what Kristie Mewis and Kassey Kallman could bring to the Spirit (they were part of the trade that sent Megan Oyster to Boston) and how a good season from the duo could make up for the loss of Oyster.

Steven Gerrard retires from football after ‘incredible career’ | The Guardian
This morning, Steven Gerrard officially confirmed his retirement.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hit the comments before you sink into a food coma.