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PawedCast Episode 43: Portland Timbers Preview and Exclusive Richie Laryea Interview

We're previewing a showdown with MLS Cup champion Portland and talking Kaká's return, the Pride's preseason, the USWNT's fight for fair treatment and Orlando City B. Plus, we've got an exclusive interview with OCSC midfielder Richie Laryea and our score predictions.

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It feels good to have a game this weekend after enduring last weekend's bye week for the international break. How can you not get excited when the MLS Cup champs are coming to town Sunday? We'll get you appropriately prepped for this weekend's Orlando City tilt with the Portland Timbers.

Kaká is training and has pronounced himself fit for the weekend. We discuss how that might impact the game. We also talk about the Orlando Pride's 3-0 preseason and the wealth of talent Tom Sermanni has in his arsenal, as well as Alex Morgan and the USWNT taking on the U.S. Soccer Federation in the name of fair pay and equal treatment. It's a hot button issue that came to a head yesterday. We've also got a bit of Orlando City B chat.

Speaking of Orlando City B, the senior club loaned midfielder and No. 1 SuperDraft pick Richie Laryea to OCB for tonight's match against Charleston. Richie was kind enough to drop by the PawedCast for an exclusive interview.

And, of course, we've got our key match-ups and score predictions for Sunday.

Here's the deal:

0:11- Our staff discussion on OCSC-Portland, Kaká's return, the Pride's 3-0 preseason start, the USWNT battle, and OCB.

23:28- Richie Laryea might score for OCB tonight and if he does, we're taking credit. We chat with the Canadian midfielder about his experiences with OCSC.

36:29- Our key match-ups and score predictions for Sunday's match.

And that's our show for this week. We'll be back to wrap up Portland and look ahead to the Philadelphia Union.