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PawedCast Episode 55: Toronto FC & U.S. Open Cup Reviews and FC Dallas Preview

Recapping a big win over Toronto FC and an equally big loss to Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, plus a look back at the Pride and OCB and a preview of Monday's match at FC Dallas with our friends from Big D Soccer!

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First of all, I want to apologize for the sound quality of the non-interview segments of the show. Recording myself alone takes place in a much different way and I had no co-host this week. I didn't realize that the quality was off until after the entire first segment had been completed. But, I cleaned it up as best I could and although it isn't the usual quality, it's better than it was. So there's that.

OK, with that out of the way, it's time for Episode 55 of the PawedCast, in which I fly solo to take you through Orlando City's two matches this week, recapping both and giving you my takes, as well as my Man of the Match selections. I also recapped Orlando Pride's Sunday loss to Portland and OCB's win at FC Montreal.

Joining me to preview Orlando City's upcoming Fourth of July match at FC Dallas is Ben Lyon from Big D Soccer. Ben was good enough to drop by and give us the scoop on all things Dallas, including how to stop Mauro Diaz. He also has a key match-up for the game and a match prediction which I didn't like.

OK, then I give you my key match-up and score prediction for the upcoming trip to Dallas. Should be a fun one. I promise that I'll try not to fly solo again and if I'm forced to, I'll at least find a cleaner way to record.

Here's how the show unfolded:

0:00- Audio disclaimer!

0:48- OK, let's get right into Toronto FC, the controversial penalty call, the stunning last gasp loss to Ft. Lauderdale, the Pride, OCB, and more!

21:58- Ben Lyon jumps on to make sense of FC Dallas and what we can expect on Monday night from the home team.

50:32- The key match-up and score prediction for Orlando City at Dallas.

That's a wrap! We'll see you next week with hopefully twice as many hosts.