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PawedCast Episode 100: Niki Budalic and Ali Krieger Interviews, OCSC, Pride, OCB, and More

Two outstanding exclusive interviews, Orlando City-Columbus Crew, Pride-Breakers, OCB-Charlotte and a whole lot more mark our 100th show!

Carlos Romero, The Mane Land

For several weeks we’ve been working hard to put together something special for our 100th episode of the PawedCast and we think we’ve done that via exclusive interviews with Orlando City General Manager Niki Budalic and Orlando Pride and USWNT defender Ali Krieger. Big thanks to both for coming on with us.

Budalic has had a busy summer and we talked about all the summer window signings, how the club is positioned going into the off-season, contract talks with Kaká, what’s going on to address the open spots on the Pride roster, and plenty of other topics. We chatted with Krieger about the Pride’s hot streak, the roller coaster of the NWSL season, playing multiple back line spots in 2017, and what 100 U.S. caps means to her — and lots more.

We also broke down Orlando City vs. Columbus and give our Man of the Match picks. OCB went on the road and earned a draw at Charlotte and we’ll tell you a bit about that, as well as the Pride’s trip to Boston.

Plus, we’ve got #AskTMLPC, and our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (a.k.a. A Song of Ice and Fire)!


Here’s the rundown of our historic 100th show:

0:12- Orlando City didn’t win its must-win home game against the Columbus Crew, but we took a lot of positives out of the performance in a 1-1 draw. We also have our Man of the Match picks and discuss OCB’s road draw at East-leading Charlotte.

35:19- Niki Budalic joins us and we’re talking the summer transfer window comings and goings and how the team is positioned, what it took to get Marta to the Pride, and more.

54:05- The Pride stayed unbeaten in four and won their third straight when they visited the Boston Breakers Saturday and we’re talking about Alex Morgan goals again, which is pretty great.

59:51- Ali Krieger joins the fun and brings the pod all the personality it lacks when just us two bozos are minding the store. Ali’s positivity is infectious and that’s having an effect on the Pride in 2017.

1:16:42- Our #AskTMLPC mailbag, plus our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City vs. Vancouver.

Got a question? Just tweet it to us @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.