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PawedCast Episode 72: Orlando City’s Off-Season Moves, Alex Morgan, Transfer Rumors and More

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Our December episode breaks down the Lions’ busy few weeks of player movement (official and rumored), Alex Morgan’s French connection, the Lions’ new GM, opening day and more!

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Happy Holidays, listeners! We're back with the second of our 2016-2017 off-season monthly editions of the Mane Land PawedCast and we've got a lot to talk about. Orlando City has had a busy off-season to date and we're here to break down not only the moves that have been made, but those that are (as of this recording) still just very strong rumors.

Harrison Heath and Mikey Ambrose are out. Donny Toia and Patrick McLain are in. Gregory Sertic and Will Johnson may soon be in as well. What does it all mean? And is there more to come?

City isn't the only team from the club in the news. Orlando Pride captain Alex Morgan is taking her talents to France and will miss the opening of the NWSL season as a result. We discuss all the ramifications of Morgan's French connection with Lyon.

The Lions have a new general manager. Niki Budalic was promoted from his assistant GM position and we obviously needed to talk about the positives and negatives of the move. And the opening day match-ups were announced. Orlando City has a familiar foe for the grand opening of its brand new downtown soccer stadium.

Here's how the show unfolded:

0:12- Expansion Draft, Re-Entry Draft, and more. Orlando City has been busy.

25:00- Alex Morgan is going to France. Is this a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Should she remain captain of the Pride?

40:32- Orlando City has a new general manager, the transfer rumors are good ones this year (with solid sources), and opening day will see the Lions welcome New York City FC to the new stadium!


That's it for our December edition. See you in January!