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Michael created The Mane Land as a free WordPress site in September of 2014 and facilitated the move to SB Nation in November of that year. Michael manages site staff and the publication schedule; writes and edits content; hosts and edits the site's podcast; and oversees all social media channels.

2021 Orlando City Season in Review: Daryl Dike

Despite missing time to a loan, international duty, and an injury, the young striker still left his mark on the Lions’ attack.

Top 10 Moments of 2021: Lions Rally Twice to Drop Atlanta

In our No. 3 moment of the year, the Lions fell behind twice but never quit as Mason Stajduhar won in his MLS debut.

Top 10 Moments of 2021: Daryl Dike Drops D.C. United

Our No. 6 moment of the year features Daryl Dike’s header at the death lifting Orlando City to a 2-1 home win over D.C. United and giving the Lions new life in the playoff chase.

Top 10 Moments of 2021: Pride Start Year with Record Run

In our No. 7 moment of the year, the Pride did one better than the Lions by ripping off seven straight games without a loss to begin the year.

2021 Orlando City Season in Review: Mauricio Pereyra

The Uruguayan midfield maestro completed his third season in Orlando.

Top 10 Moments of 2021: Morgan, Leroux Lead Pride Past Thorns

Our No. 9 moment of the year features the Pride’s two star strikers finding the net in just Orlando’s second ever win over Portland.

Top 10 Moments of 2021: Orlando Plays in Leagues Cup

In our No. 10 moment the Lions experienced a first in their MLS existence when they played Santos Laguna in the Leagues Cup.

PawedCast 276: Pride Draft News & OCSC’s Midfielders

Alex Morgan trade fallout, Pride load up on young forwards, and Lions land Magic Mo’s signature but lose Uri.

2021 Orlando City Season in Review: Pedro Gallese

He missed time on international duty and the injured list, but El Pulpo again delivered when in goal for the Lions.

2022 NWSL Draft: Orlando Picks USC Forward Jada Talley

The Pride bolster their attack with their third forward of the draft and acquired the rights to Canadian international forward Deanne Rose.