With the NWSL playoffs now set and just around the corner (Sunday, November 7th. Bookmark it.), anyone interested in seeing how the quarter-finals will go should have plenty to look forward to. Not to mention that once we get the two winners from those games, Portland Thorns FC and OL Reign will be waiting to make their mark on the playoffs, and potentially, on the NWSL Championship. Heading into playoff weekend, here are four big plotlines that you should look out for. The swan song of Carli Lloyd’s professional career This could be the last time we see Carli Lloyd in her cleats (if NJ/NY Gotham FC don’t make it past Chicago). We’ve already watched her say her goodbyes to the USWNT and now, we could be one game away from her saying goodbye for good to her football career.