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PawedCast Episode 68: Tom Sermanni Interview, Montreal Review and Philadelphia Preview

We’re reviewing Orlando City’s 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact, wrapping up the OCB season, discussing the Pride’s first season with Head Coach Tom Sermanni, and looking ahead to the Lions’ trip to play the Union this Sunday.

Nick Leyva, The Mane Land

After a week off due to technical difficulties that were somehow not related in any way to Hurricane Matthew, the PawedCast is back -- and with a special treat. Joining us this week is Orlando Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni for an exclusive interview. Tom is always a great guest and he talked with us about many topics, including the team's overall first NWSL season, what tweaks need to be made in the off-season, the club's attempts to acquire Caitlin Foord, Ashlyn Harris, Alex Morgan and more. You won't want to miss it.

Before that, however, we attend to a bit of business, discussing Orlando City's playoff bid being shut down due to the 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact. We unpack that game a bit and give you our Man of the Match selections. We also discussed Orlando City B's playoff exit at the hands of New York Red Bulls II, although we both thought it was a rather successful first USL season for OCB.

And after the interview with Sermanni, we come back with our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City at Philadelphia Union on Sunday afternoon.

Here's how the show went:

0:11- Orlando City dominated every statistical category but the one that mattered against Montreal, falling 1-0 on the Impact's only shot on target. It was a rough way to be eliminated, especially at home. Plus OCB's first season comes to an end.

18:55- Tom Sermanni calls in and gives us his view of the Pride's first season, his thoughts on how to improve the club for 2017, thoughts on the USWNT and its relationship with the NWSL, and much more.

38:05- We present our key match-ups and final score predictions for Sunday's match between Orlando City and the Phildelphia Union.