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PawedCast Episode 209: Minnesota Rewind, Portland Preview, Award Nominations, Pride, OCB, and More

Eddy Prugh from Stumptown Footy joins us to preview Orlando City vs. Portland in the MLS is Back final.

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MLS: Minnesota United FC at Orlando City SC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

We would be lying if we said we predicted this at the start of the MLS is Back Tournament. Orlando City is through to the final after beating Minnesota United 3-1 last week. The team finally got to beat the Loons and former Lions gaffer Adrian Heath, even though Kevin Molino’s assist made things a bit uneasy near the end. We’re here to break down the win over Minnesota and give you our Man of the Match selections.

The Lions have several players up for post-tournament awards and we’ll tell you all about that. We also talk about “phase one” of the return of Major League Soccer’s regular season, as we now know six more of Orlando City’s 2020 opponents and when those games will happen.

Eddy Prugh from Stumptown Footy joins us to discuss the Portland Timbers and what we can expect from them, as well as how Orlando City should attack them and what match-ups could decide the game. Big thanks to Eddy for lending us his expertise on the Timbers.

This week’s Pride news includes more player loans and Ali Krieger’s side gig on the Orlando City broadcast team. Our OCB minute runs long because the Young Lions went out and got a road win at New England Revolution II. OCB’s Moises Tablante, Wilfredo Rivera, and Austin Aviza led the way to the team improving to .500 at 1-1-0.

This week’s mailbag features questions about beer, James Bond movies, and more. 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.

Finally, we finish off the show with our key match-ups and score predictions for OCSC vs. the Portland Timbers.

That’s all for this week. We’ll be back to recap Orlando City vs. the Timbers.

Stay safe and enjoy the show!


Here’s how show No. 209 went down:

0:16 - Orlando City is in the final against Portland thanks to a thrilling 3-1 win over Minnesota United. We break down the team’s first win over the Loons (and Adrian Heath). Plus, Man of the Match, the regular season restart, and MLS is Back award finalists.

44:56 - Eddy Prugh jumps on board to give us the lowdown on the Portland Timbers. He’s very high on Nani and Chris Mueller.

1:05:27 - Pride news, OCB’s win at New England, our mailbag, and our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City vs. the Portland Timbers!