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PawedCast Episode 165: Montreal Rewind, OCB-Tuscon, Pride-Courage, Stadium Naming Rights & More

The Lions are back to their winning ways and the stadium has a new name.

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MLS: Orlando City SC at Montreal Impact Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando City Stadium is no more. Long live...Exploria Stadium? No, it’s not named after one of the characters on My Little Pony, but instead after a resort company. Money is good and the company gave our club a substantial amount of it, although we don’t know the final amount, which is not all that uncommon. Kudos to the sales folks over at OCSC for making it happen, even if some people don’t seem that happy about it. What’s in a name? A purple palace by any other name is still as sweet.

Orlando City came home from Canada with three points — something the team had only ever done once before in MLS play — after a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday. Nani went back to scoring from the spot and Tesho Akindele and Will Johnson added strikes in a game in which virtually everyone on the team played well. We discuss that and give our man of the match.

OCB made it three straight results after a 2-2 road draw. The Pride continued to flounder at the bottom of the NWSL by getting shut out yet again. We discuss both teams’ fates this past weekend.

We touch on some of the U.S. international happenings and then dive into our listener mailbag. Yes, we have some candidates for best goal ever in Orlando’s MLS history.

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Here’s how show No. 165 went down:

0:15 - Orlando City Stadium has a new name and some people are angry online about it. Oh, and the Lions won big at Montreal, which is pretty cool.

49:50 - OCB extended its point streak to three games, while the Pride continue to fail to score goals or win matches.

1:09:50 - After we talk about all the national team stuff going on with the U.S., we answer the biggest questions our listeners could think to ask us.