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Man, do we have a lot to talk about this week. Despite Orlando City being off for the international break, there are just stories out the ying-yang to bring you. We start with a discussion of the big Kaká announcement and what it means for both the captain and Orlando City. Then we segue into a chat about the ridiculous MLS decision to simply fine FC Dallas for fielding an ineligible player against the Lions a couple weeks back. We’re also talking about OCB and the crazy 6-5 home game against New York Red Bulls II.
After that, we’re talking about the USMNT — both the good and the bad. The home match against Panama here in Orlando was heavenly but the trip to Trinidad turned into Hell on Earth for the Yanks and their legions of supporters. And we’re all over the Orlando Pride’s first ever playoff game up in Portland.
Speaking of the Pride, the gaffer himself joins us. Tom Sermanni comes back for his third visit to the PawedCast to discuss the 2017 season, the playoff game at Portland, and what the off-season has in store for the club. It’s always a delight to talk to Tom, so be sure to stick around long enough on this supersized edition of the pod.
We wrap it up with our #AskTMLPC segment and our key match-ups and score predictions for Kaká’s final game in purple this Sunday when the Columbus Crew come to town.
Here’s how the magic of No. 107 let fly:
0:12- Kaká calls it a day on his OCSC career, FC Dallas gets a slap on the wrist, OCB doesn’t quit, the USMNT delights then destroys us, and the Pride finish off a great 2017 season in a not-so-great way.
1:17:21- Tom Sermanni is a blast to talk to and he’s very proud of what his Pride accomplished in Year 2. He’s also excited about Year 3 and he gives us an update on Camila’s knee injury.
1:37:15- The mailbag is a little light this week but that’s OK since this show was already running long. In fact, it’s just long enough for us to give you our unlikely-to-be-correct predictions for Orlando City vs. Columbus.
Got a question? Just tweet it to us @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.