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Orlando City jumped back into action with two matches since our last show and won them both. The Lions are scoring goals and getting dubs and that brings a smile to our faces, even if you can’t see them while listening to the PawedCast. Perhaps you can hear them? We break down the Lions’ wins over Toronto FC and the San Jose Earthquakes and select our Man of the Match picks from both games. There were a lot of good candidates to choose from in both games and yet we were unanimous with both selections.
There’s news on the call-up front as four Lions made preliminary rosters for the Concacaf Gold Cup, but we’ll have to wait to see who makes the final cut. We have a feeling Daryl Dike will be one of those who will go represent his country — especially after his brace against the Quakes.
We’ve also got two more results for the Orlando Pride to discuss, including a dramatic last-minute draw at home against Gotham FC and a big road win in Kansas City with huge contributions from Sydney Leroux and a wondergoal from Marta. Hopefully the Pride can keep it going on the road at Houston this weekend.
At least three members of the Pride are headed to the Olympics officially, and we know of another one who will be headed to Tokyo as well. We’ll tell you who.
There’s news on the OCB front as MLS announced a new league in which the Young Lions can develop their game against 19 other sides from Major League Soccer and perhaps some independent clubs as well. And the Orlando City Development Academy teams are doing great.
This week’s mailbag had some questions about what Ted Lasso gear to buy and whether Willian will end up in purple. If there’s anything — and we do mean anything — you want us to address on the next show, just ask by tweeting it to us at @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.
That’s all for this week.
Stay safe and enjoy the show!
Here’s how show No. 251 went down:
0:15 - Two more wins for Orlando City and...wait, that’s a lot of goals in two games. Offense is fun! And some Lions might be headed to the Gold Cup.
33:44 - Four more points for the Pride, who extended their season-opening unbeaten streak to seven matches. Plus, Olympic call-ups and OCB and academy updates.
1:00:29 - It’s mailbag time and we give you our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City at Inter Miami.