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PawedCast Episode 193: Claire Emslie Interview, Pandemic Blues, Goalkeepers, Listener Mail and More

One of the Orlando Pride’s W-League champs joins us this week.

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W-League Rd 13 - Western Sydney v Melbourne City Photo by David Neilson/Getty Images

Has this damnable pandemic lockdown got you frazzled? It sure has me psychologically and emotionally drained. Honestly I just want to go somewhere and do something. I’ve been in my car twice in the month of April and neither of those times was in the last two weeks. I know it’s the smart play, but I don’t have to like being so isolated.

Aside from the lockdown blues, we touch on getting back together and what that might entail, the WHO suggesting competitions might not be a good idea until after 2021 [insert Michael Scott “No! God No!” gif], and Orlando City goalkeepers.

We also talk to Orlando Pride winger Claire Emslie, who won a championship in the W-League during the NWSL off-season. Claire joined us to talk to us about how she’s spending the lockdown, her experience winning a trophy in a stadium with no fans, last year’s World Cup experience, the outlook for the Pride if the season ever gets going, and more.

We had a lot of mailbag questions this week and some of them provoked some good discussion. We’re talking Orlando City’s Mount Rushmore, Wayne Rooney’s dislike of MLS trades, and a whole lot more. Big thanks to everyone who stepped up and sent in a question this week and we will be talking to some of you over the interwebs soon.

If there’s anything — and we do mean anything —you want us to address on our next show, just ask by tweeting it to us at @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.

Stay safe and enjoy the show.


Here’s how show No. 193 went down:

0:16 - Me and Dave discuss the pandemic lockdown blues, how to improve your mental state, and OCSC and Pride goalkeepers

39:56 - Claire Emslie jumps in and updates us on how she’s doing in the U.K.

53:09 - Lots of questions! We give you the long, rambling, semi-coherent responses you’ve come to expect.