It's almost time for Orlando City SC's first MLS season to start. But before we get to that, there's the whole pesky matter of the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement, which must be resolved in less than three weeks if games are going to take place as scheduled.
Also, the Lions will first have to solidify their starting XI, which is something that they'll start working on this weekend at the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston against New York City FC. I'm joined by Mane Land writers Andrew Marcinko and Austin David to discuss these topics, plus who might be loaned to USL affiliate Louisville City at the end of preseason.
Plus, Orlando City midfielder Harrison Heath joins us to talk about his preseason so far and the team's outlook as it moves toward the 2015 inaugural MLS season.
Here's how it broke down:
0:26 - Michael and Andrew discuss the MLS CBA issue and what to expect at the upcoming Carolina Challenge Cup.
10:05 - Austin jumps on to talk about the likely candidates for loan to Louisville City FC, roster battles and the projected opening day starting XI.
28:19 - Harrison Heath tells us what it's like to play with Kaká, how the team chemistry is coming along, and whether he'd rather make the big club or get more playing time in Louisville.
Starting next month we'll be moving to a weekly schedule through the end of the MLS season. See you next time!