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PawedCast Episode 151: Nani, Orlando City Preseason, Pride Off-Season, and New York City FC Preview

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Now that our host has internet again, we’re finally able to bring you a new pod.

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It’s been a long time since we’ve talked, my friends, and I apologize for that. Moving into a new neighborhood, it didn’t occur to me that I’d have to wait for high speed internet infrastructure to be installed in my community. After a month and a day, I finally got the hookup and, as a result, we’re finally back.

Now there’s no way we can cover everything that’s happened since December, so we stuck to some of the major talking points. We discuss the Nani signing, obviously, and the Orlando City Invitational. There was some Orlando Pride discussion about the recent departures of a pair of Brazilians — though thankfully not Marta! We also discussed Cristian Higuita being honored for 100 matches as a Lion.

I’m sure we probably missed some, but we tried our hand at answering our mailbag questions, and we had one of the most long-winded and also awesome questions ever asked. Plus we give you our key match-ups and sure-to-be-wrong score predictions for opening day against New York City FC.

If there’s something you want us to address on our next show, just ask by tweeting it to us @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.


Here’s how show No. 151 went down:

0:15 - After our brand new, crunchy show intro (complete with lion’s roar), we explain our absence, talk about Nani, and dive into some of the other recent preseason happenings.

21:40 - It’s been a bit too quiet on the Orlando Pride side of things but information should start trickling out soon about players re-signing (or not) and potentially new signings as we head for the 2019 NWSL season.

26:52 - Our mailbag section asks about the team captain situation at Orlando City, which players will be fun to watch, and tailgating.

42:01 - Cristian Higuita honored for 100-ish appearances for Orlando City. We discuss!

50:02 - Our key match-ups and score predictions for you to write down and laugh about later.


We’ll be back next week to break down the opening game against NYCFC and some SheBelieves Cup action, and look ahead to the Lions’ first trip of the season to face Chicago!