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Orlando City didn’t score a lot of goals but still managed to take four of a possible six points from a double-match week. The Lions started things with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Nashville SC and came home to defeat the Chicago Fire 1-0 in a week that saw even more bodies leave the game day roster. Orlando had only one Designated Player at Nashville and had only 30 minutes of a DP on the field Saturday but still managed to get some decent results. We break down the draw and the win and make our Man of the Match selections.
We also premiere the new smash hit “The Grinch is Back” by listener Lee Gavlick. Here are Lee’s absolutely stunning lyrics about the return of Adam Grinwis — sung to the tune of Elton John’s “The Bitch is Back.”
We had a ginger keeper, number ninety-nine
When it came to Cup time, we felt just fine
Times are changing, City’s back on track
And our backup’s gonna stun ‘ya, ‘cause the Grinch is back
Start Pedro in the league, that’s alright
And we’ll cheer for Mason when the time is right
But he can win that cup match, plays real tall
Gets City by on certain evenings when his number is called
Yeah the Grinch, yeah the Grinch
Oh the Grinch is back
Stone cold keeper as a matter of fact
He’s the Grinch, he’s the Grinch
And he’s better than you
With the way that he moves,
Made New York look like fools
Big thanks to Lee for his outstanding musical effort.
The Orlando Pride tasted defeat for the first time under Becky Burleigh after blowing a late lead and falling 2-1 to the Washington Spirit on the road. There was a colossal mistake that let the Spirit back in the game and the hosts stole all three points late. We break down that game as well and discuss the loan of Konya Plummer to the Swedish top flight.
This week’s mailbag asked about Suicide Squad, COVID-19 protocols in Europe, and more. 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.
We close the show with our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City vs. Inter Miami.
That’s all for this week.
Stay safe and enjoy the show!
Here’s how No. 260 went down:
0:15 - Orlando City got back-to-back results in a two-match week, and Lee Gavlick wrote a great musical tribute to Adam Grinwis.
34:22 - The Pride fall on the road, our mailbag, and our predictions for the Tropic Thunder rivalry on Friday.