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PawedCast Episode 158: RSL Rewind, Pride, Opener, OCB, Vancouver Preview & More

City falls on the road, the Pride fall at home, and OCB finally avoids a loss.

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Orlando City went from its first home win to its first ever loss to Real Salt Lake in the span of a week. The trip to Utah didn’t go as we’d hoped, and perhaps part of that can be traced back to the starting lineup. We discuss James O’Connor’s team selection, the weirdness of the first RSL goal, Chris Mueller as a starter and much more, plus our Man of the Match selections.

The Pride opened their 2019 season and Marc Skinner’s debut as coach didn’t go well. Portland dominated and we discuss that match, what we can expect from Orlando this NWSL season, and how the roster might change as the season goes on.

Then we moved discussion to OCB’s first ever USL League One point with a 1-1 draw vs. Tormenta FC and how close it was to three points. It was close. So close.

We answered a robust mailbag and also gave our key match-ups and score predictions for this weekend’s game match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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. 158 went:

0:16 - Orlando City concedes early again, the subs aren’t soon enough to prevent things from getting worse, and what went wrong.

26:28 - The Pride played their first game under Skinner and although there’s a lot of work to be done, it’s not anything we didn’t expect. Why we’re taking a cautious approach to this NWSL seasons.

42:23 - OCB finally got a point and it was almost three but it might have been a necessary lesson for the Young Lions.

47:41 - The mailbag has questions. We have answers, and beyond. Plus, our predictions for the upcoming game vs. Vancouver.