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The official home for audio programming from The Mane Land, SB Nation's community for fans of Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer, Orlando Pride of the NWSL and Orlando City B of the USL.

    Nashville Rewind, 2022 Schedule News, and More

    Nashville Rewind, 2022 Schedule News, and More

    Orlando City had its season end Tuesday on a chilly night on a terrible football field with a 3-1 playoff loss at Nashville SC. There are worse ways to end an MLS season but the nerves are a little raw at the moment so Dave Rohe and I do our best to take an objective look at the team’s first-ever road playoff match and talk about the adversity the Lions overcame to even get to that point. Only one MLS team ends the season happy and unfortunately this year it’s not ours.
    We dive into all the key moments in the match, talk about who we thought didn’t play well, discuss why the substitution pattern was a little bit different than a regular game, and select our Man of the Match. We were united on this one.
    The 2022 season has effectively already begun for Orlando City and we look ahead to the Lions’ first two matches of the coming year. Once again, Orlando will start the season within the friendly confines of their own building — for the eighth consecutive season — and then they’ll hit the road.
    This week’s mailbag asked about Nani’s future with Orlando City and whether or not he’ll be a Designated Player or come back to the Lions as a Targeted Allocation Money re-signing. We can’t spoil our stays/goes segment just yet but we do have an answer. 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 No. 273 went down:
    0:15 - Orlando City went to Nashville seeking a little retribution for stolen points from the Halloween Heist. Instead, it was more anger, but at least this time the Lions are probably a little more upset with themselves than the referee.
    31:51 - We have some stuff to say about Alexandre Pato’s few minutes on the field Tuesday night, we discuss the 2022 season opener and first road game, and hit the mailbag.
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    MLS Award Finalists, USMNT World Cup Qualifying, Nashville Preview, and More

    MLS Award Finalists, USMNT World Cup Qualifying, Nashville Preview, and More

    Orlando City reached the postseason without a single player or a head coach deemed worthy of being a finalist for an MLS award for 2021. That’s quite a feat! We discuss the MLS Awards finalists and talk a little about the job Oscar Pareja did over the course of the year. We also talked about the persistent Daryl Dike-to-England rumors and I propose an idea.
    The United States Men’s National Team took care of business against Mexico in Cincinnati with another #DosACero and the third win over its archrival during the calendar year. There will be people moping about two dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Jamaica but it’s all part of this young team’s growth — learning how to respond after an emotional win. That’s it for qualifying until 2022, so those four points of a possible six will have to do.
    With no Orlando Pride news to discuss, we also talked about the upsets in the NWSL playoffs and how interesting the final looks now that the two favorites are out. Good luck to the Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars.
    This week’s mailbag asked about some Orlando City youngsters and whether or not they will see the field more in 2022. There was also a question about contract options and we kicked the can a little bit because we can’t spoil our annual “stays or goes” show. 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 No. 272 went down:
    0:15 - Orlando City news is scarce this week but we discuss Daryl Dike rumors and how the Lions can address them. Plus, the USMNT earned some points.
    34:32 - Our mailbag asks about Jordan Bender and Derek Dodson and we discuss Tuesday’s inevitable draw against Nashville and how it wil resolve itself in the end.
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    • 1 hr
    Montreal Rewind, MLS Playoff Picture, and More

    Montreal Rewind, MLS Playoff Picture, and More

    Orlando City is back in the postseason! The Lions went to Canada knowing they needed a result on the road against a stubborn CF Montreal side that they hadn’t managed to beat in two previous match-ups in their own stadium. It was a daunting task, as almost every MLS road match is, but it was especially difficult after coming off an emotional letdown at the end of the Nashville game against a desperate Montreal team that needed to win to get in.
    But Oscar Pareja got the minds of his players right and they took care of business north of the border against CF Montreal in a 2-0 win. The Lions withstood the early Montreal energy and press and managed to hold on until the offense could get a foothold, with Sebas Mendez scoring a spectacular golazo and Daryl Dike adding insurance late in the match with his 10th goal of the season.
    Dave Rohe and I break down the regular season finale and make our Man of the Match selections. We’re split this week but either of us could have made the other’s pick.
    We also discussed Orlando City’s playoff scenario and why the postseason road could have been much tougher even though the Lions will be on the road for all but one possible match-up in the East. The West had a crazy Decision Day and we touch on that as well.
    This week’s mailbag asked about Chris Mueller, our favorite sports playoff moments, and what a Bizarro World with Dike in Miami would have looked like this season. 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 No. 271 went down:
    0:15 - Orlando City spoils Montreal’s postseason hopes while making their own playoff dreams come true in a solid road performance.
    35:15 - A walk through the final standings and what they mean for Orlando City’s road to MLS Cup, and no, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. Why do you ask?
    56:57 - Our mailbag has questions and if we don’t give the answers, well, who will? Some other podcast, I guess.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Crew/Nashville Rewinds, Pride-Chicago, Montreal Preview, and More

    Crew/Nashville Rewinds, Pride-Chicago, Montreal Preview, and More

    Orlando City was far too lackadaisical in allowing preventable early goals in its 3-2 loss at the Columbus Crew in the midweek, which placed even more importance on Sunday’s match against Nashville SC. And then, well, that happened.
    It won’t bring Orlando City fans much comfort to know their team did just enough to win that match on Sunday because the customary — and important! — points that come with wins will not be awarded. Referee Allen Chapman saw to that. While one can usually simply point to incompetence rather than malice (after all, this is a match official who did not understand the shootout rules in last year’s Orlando City vs. New York City FC playoff game), it’s difficult to see Chapman’s decision as mere ineptitude in this case because there is a standard to be met of “clear and obvious” required to overturn the call on the field that cannot reasonably be said to exist.
    Dave Rohe and I break down the road loss and the home win that only netted one point due to Chapman’s Halloween Heist of the other two, and make our selections for Man of the Match for each game. We discuss where that leaves the Lions with one match left to play and how Chapman ruined a storybook contribution from Alexandre Pato.
    We also discuss the Orlando Pride’s season-ending loss to the Chicago Red Stars on Friday. That 1-0 loss ends the once-promising 2021 Pride campaign on a five-game losing streak. We talk about where the club goes from here and some roster moves that have already taken place.
    This week’s mailbag asked about Pedro Gallese, and, for some reason, referee accountability (can’t imagine why). 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 at Montreal on Decision Day.
    That’s all for this week.
    Stay safe and enjoy the show!
    Here’s how No. 270 went down:
    0:15 - Columbus finally got a win in the series at perhaps the worst popular time after five straight losses to Orlando and way too much talk about the Halloween Heist (please congratulate me on keeping the podcast kid-friendly because it was an exercise in restraint on my part).
    55:08 - The Pride have a lot to accomplish this off-season after finishing the year on a five-game skid, starting with a coaching search and ending with a retooling of the side.
    1:11:05 - Our mailbag and predictions for Decision Day.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Montreal/Revs Rewinds, Crew/Nashville Previews, USWNT, and More

    Montreal/Revs Rewinds, Crew/Nashville Previews, USWNT, and More

    Orlando City had a rough week in terms of dropping points in the second half but still managed to add to the team’s point total as the Lions continue their pursuit of a second straight playoff year. Montreal is a stubborn opponent and the Revs just have so much quality that these weren’t the worst draws of the season although they feel like more of the ‘loss’ variety of draw than the ‘win’ type. But the Lions can’t cry over spilt points with two more matches coming up quickly.
    Dave Rohe and I break down the two home draws from the past week and make our Man of the Match selections from each. We were unanimous both times with our picks, and that’s been happening a lot lately. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up for you to decide.
    The United States Women’s National Team was in action last week and we talk about that 0-0 draw and the Pride players on international duty heading into the team’s 2021 season finale this Friday at home against Chicago.
    This week’s mailbag asked about being stuck on a desert island, who might be next to retire from the USWNT, and the College Football Playoff. 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 at Columbus tonight and vs. Nashville SC this Sunday.
    That’s all for this week.
    Stay safe and enjoy the show!
    Here’s how No. 269 went down:
    0:15 - Chris Mueller and Nani started scoring again but the Lions haven’t been ruthless enough while dominating the action and it’s come back to bite them the last two matches in a tight playoff race.
    41:39 - Some USWNT and Pride talk, an odd international call-up from the Lions, our weekly mailbag segment, and what we think will happen in Orlando City’s two matches this week as the playoff race heats up. It’s all happening!
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Cincy Rewind, Pride Eliminated, Montreal & Revs Previews, and More

    Cincy Rewind, Pride Eliminated, Montreal & Revs Previews, and More

    Orlando City returned to the pitch on Saturday after a two-week layoff and while it would be wrong to say the Lions didn’t miss a beat, they at least captured all three vital points in a road match-up with FC Cincinnati. The win was a lot more difficult than it needed to be, due in part to the Lions’ play in the second half and partly due to no one being able to look at a monitor long enough to see whether Tesho Akindele’s crossbar ricochet fully crossed the line (we certainly thought so), but winning in a place the team has never previously won is always good. We break down the win and make our Man of the Match selections.
    We also dive a little into the USMNT’s crucial win over Costa Rica and how Gregg Berhalter’s team is positioned in the Octagonal after the close of the international window.
    The Orlando Pride played twice since our last show and things did not go well. The Pride will not be heading to the postseason after dropping games in Chicago and Louisville. The team has little to play for with one match remaining in what turned into a disappointing season after the Pride had sat atop the table at the one-third-season mark. We discuss the two matches and dive into what Ian Fleming and the Pride brass have to do to get this team to the next level.
    This week’s mailbag gave us a lot of work to do on deciding which eight teams we think will make the MLS postseason from the Eastern Conference. 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. Montreal tonight and vs. New England on Sunday.
    That’s all for this week.
    Stay safe and enjoy the show!
    Here’s how No. 268 went down:
    0:15 - Junior Urso’s goal was just enough to keep Orlando’s unbeaten run going Saturday and now the competition gets tougher even if it is at home. Plus, Berhalter’s got the USMNT in a good spot so let’s just see how things play out.
    31:56 - The Pride are toast for 2021 and so they will spend the postseason at home yet again. Changes are coming for this team. Plus, our mailbag and our keys to the next two matches as well as our score predictions.
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    • 1 hr 41 min

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70 Ratings

jr88ryan ,

Great Show

The guys do a great job of breaking down every game. Which I desperately need since I’m usually drunk on the Wall and need a re-cap! Or a nightcap.

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Happy Belated Birthday Michael

Great Orlando soccer podcast

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