With Monday firmly behind us, The Mane Land has you covered with everything that you may have missed yesterday to make sure that you start your Tuesday off on the right note. So let's get going...
Oh No, Ganso
After flirting with Sao Paulo's Paulo Henrique Ganso this summer, Orlando City and its fans are not the only ones that have regrets about the failure to get a deal done with the midfielder during the summer transfer window. In a Brazilian Goal.com piece, Ganso expressed sorrow that the deal fell through. Ganso believed the Orlando City deal would have been good for him, but can understand that if Sao Paulo didn't feel the deal was right for them, that they made the choice they had to.
After a solid double-game week, Tally Hall made the substitute's bench for the Week 23 MLS Team of the Week. With five saves in the game against Toronto (let's not remember the four that got by him) plus four saves, one punch and three crosses caught against the Philadelphia Union, you can probably thank Tally Hall for getting us at least one point out of a possible six this past week.
USWNT Bring Victory Tour to Orlando
After a successful 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. Women's National Team will continue its victory tour across the USA with a game here in the City Beautiful. Yesterday, it was announced that the USWNT team will travel to town on Oct. 25 to take on Marta and the Brazilian women's team.
The last time the USWNT team played in town, they also took on Brazil and ran out 4-1 winners on the back of two goals from Sydney Leroux, with others by Abby Wambach and Erika Tymrak. Tickets will go on sale for this game Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. If you are an Orlando City season ticket holder, look to your email in the next few days for a pre-sale offer.
Sounders Go Panama!
Yesterday, the Sounders announced that they have cleared all hurdles for the signing of Panamanian center back Roman Torres. Torres, who scored in the controversial 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Mexico, has a strong pedigree and has been previously linked to English Championship sides and Brazilian side Palmeiras. He will add to a Seattle team that is getting stronger at just the wrong time for Orlando City fans.
Sunday's game may come too soon for Torres -- only time will tell -- but with Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey expected to return to the starting lineup, it will be a difficult day at CenturyLink Field for the Lions. Make sure you stay tuned to The Mane Land to get your preview for Sunday's game.
NBC Doubles Down on BPL Coverage
Everyone has a favorite Premier League team and that obsession will be able to continue after NBC Sports announced that it has retained the rights to England's top flight football through 2021-22. The deal will mean that NBC will continue to broadcast all of the top games, which have seen a 9% increase in viewership over the last 12 months. The new deal also includes exclusive Spanish language rights in the U.S.
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Remember, as you head through Tuesday, that even though Orlando City is in a bit of a mid-season slump, at least we don't support Atletico Nacional, and we should be thankful that we have the greatest owners possible.