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PawedCast Episode 75: New York City FC Preview and Pierre Da Silva Interview

It’s our first game week PawedCast of the 2017 MLS season! Join us for an exclusive interview with Orlando City’s Pierre Da Silva and all the OCSC news.

Matt Starkey, The Mane Land

It's game week! And it's our first PawedCast episode of the 2017 MLS season, as we prepare you for Orlando City's Opening Day showdown with New York City FC in the Lions' new downtown stadium. Spoiler alert: we're pretty pumped up about the game.

First up, we talk about Orlando City's final preseason tune-up against Saint Louis FC. The Lions christened their new home with a 3-1 win and we touch on that before telling you why the club has gone paperless with the new LionNation app. You don't have to be a member of LionNation to utilize the app, but you will need to use it at some point if you plan on buying Orlando City tickets. We also discussed the big trade this week with Orlando sending Brek Shea way out northwest to Vancouver in exchange for Giles Barnes.

Following that, we've got an exclusive interview with Orlando City midfielder Pierre Da Silva, who had an outstanding first professional season with OCB last year. Now he's on an MLS contract and he could see first-team action in 2017. Pierre was nice enough to talk to us about what his goals are for 2017, signing his MLS deal, playing in the U.S. youth setup, which players he models his game after, and much more.

Finally, it's time once again for our key match-ups and laughably inaccurate score predictions for Sunday's match.

Here's how the show went down:

0:11- Orlando City sunk Saint Louis as Kaká once again scored a historic goal for the club. The LionNation app is good for security and for not killing trees. And lots about the Shea-Barnes deal.

32:41- Pierre Da Silva jumps on and tells us if he thinks he's American, Peruvian, or Brazilian. Also, which players have taken him under their wing, and more from the 18-year-old future star.

43:36- Prediction time!