One of my favorite sayings is that the off-season is dark and full of terrors. But this off-season has actually been very exciting, with news about Orlando City player and front office moves and the additions of the NWSL Orlando Pride and USL Orlando City B. Speaking of exciting, we're amped to have Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni as our guest on this month's show.
The veteran coach is a great interview and he seems genuinely stoked about the upcoming NWSL season and the completion of a club roster that already features some of the world's top players. Sermanni talked with us about his team building and tactical philosophies and possibly let slip a player signing to be announced soon.
In addition to our interview, we talk about the players Orlando City opted to bring back and those who were let go, and which ones we felt were the biggest surprises. We also discussed the departures of General Manager Paul McDonough and Assistant Coach Ian Fuller and what those moves mean.
Here's how the show unfolded:
0:26- Off-season discussion on which Orlando City players had their options denied or picked up and front office moves involving the GM and coaching staff.
22:23- Tom Sermanni! The Pride boss gave us his views on building an NWSL club, why he chose to return to club soccer with Orlando, how he wants to build his team and how he wants it to play.
39:04- Final off-season thoughts on upcoming events and updates on The Mane Land's coverage.