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PawedCast Episode 70: D.C. United Review and Off-Season Preview

Orlando City’s season is over but we’re here to break down a 4-2 win over D.C. United, talk about some Pride off-season moves and we play “should he stay or should he go?” with the entire Lions roster.

MLS: D.C. United at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando City’s season is over — again without a playoff appearance — which is a bummer, but at least the Lions sent us off with back-to-back wins over Eastern Conference playoff teams. There were some tough moments this season but it feels like the club went out on a good run and may possibly have built some momentum heading into 2017.

We’re here to break down the 4-2 win over D.C. United, give you our Man of the Match, and talk about some of the finest midfield play we’ve seen all season from the Lions. Kaká, Kevin Molino, Cristian Higuita, and Antonio Nocerino were certainly in the mood on Sunday.

We also talk about the recent roster moves by the Orlando Pride and whether they really mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of the NWSL’s player mechanisms. Kristen Edmonds got her first USWNT call-up so the Pride must have opened some eyes with their play this season.

Finally, we break down the entire Orlando City roster as we play “should he stay or should he go?” with everyone on a senior team contract.

One programming note: this is the final episode of the season schedule and we’ll shift to our monthly off-season schedule. Starting in November, the PawedCast will move to a monthly format until just before the season ramps up in March.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Andrew Harrison for being a fantastic co-host over the last couple of years. Andrew is about to become a daddy and has some huge home and work commitments coming up so he’s stepping away from The Mane Land, but maybe he’ll return when things calm down?

Here’s the breakdown:

0:12- Orlando City ended the season on a winning note, about running D.C. United off the Camping World Stadium pitch. Let’s talk about the match!

9:48- What will Tom Sermanni and the Orlando Pride do with the roster this season? We’ve got some thoughts on that.

20:50- Heading into the off-season there’s some mystery about what exactly Jason Kreis will do with his Orlando City roster. In the meantime, we’ll tell you who we think should/shouldn’t be back and why — player by player!

That’s a wrap. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in November.