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PawedCast Episode 185: Orlando City Preseason, Luiz Muzzi Interview, Pride News and More

An exclusive interview with Luiz Muzzi and a lot of preseason prep for the Lions and the Pride.

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Austin David

We’re back to our weekly MLS season schedule as the 2020 MLS season quickly approaches. We’ve got a big show for you after a little over a month away. A lot has happened since we last spoke and we’re here to tell you about Orlando City’s most recent signings, the preseason so far, a key injury, the team’s new away kit and more.

We’ve got a special treat for you, as we spoke with Orlando City Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi for a few minutes ahead of Tuesday night’s preseason match and we present that interview to you here in this week’s episode of the PawedCast. We touched on subjects such as roster building, the team’s new training facility, and Homegrown Player signings, among other things.

There’s also a lot of Orlando Pride news to talk about, including the team’s first two matches of 2020, new signings, last month’s draft, the many players who will disappear during this summer’s Olympics, and a rebuilt and potentially stellar back line.

There’s not much to say about the Orlando SeaWolves this month and even less to say about OCB. But we were able to discuss the Florida Cup and USWNT a bit prior to diving into this month’s mailbag.

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. 185 went down:

0:15 - Actual preseason matches! New signings! The SuperDraft! A new kit! Tactics! There’s a lot to discuss when it comes to Orlando City ahead of next week’s season opener.

55:25 - Luiz Muzzi spends some time with us, talking about his philosophy on roster building, Homegrowns, and more.

1:56:00 - The Pride have shaken up the roster a bit since last month and drafted a bunch of players. We discuss all the latest on Orlando’s NWSL side, the USWNT, and our weekly mailbag.