Happy New Year! The home opener is less than eight weeks away! In honor of that, we kick off the show by re-living the final two minutes of the last time Orlando City opened the season hosting Real Salt Lake.
In our first show back from our holiday hiatus we have to make due without our “Soccer Sherpa”, Simon Veness. Fortunately, there are plenty of off-season stories for Orlando City for Doc to discuss with Lord Commander of the UCF Knight’s Watch, Charles. They also take some time to continue to stump for City to select UCF’s Cal Jennings in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.
On paper, the Lions look like they have improved on defense and in the midfield, but we are left to wonder what is happening on the attack, as the only promising rumor on that front has been German Cano, who chose to play in Brazil. Plus, is Rowe good enough to lead a playoff team between the pipes?
Plus, we get a delicious bonus story with news that Justin Meram’s contract has not been picked up by Atlanta United. He took a veiled shot at Orlando in his good-bye Tweet, which was a great reminder of why he became so hated here. He will not be missed.
Listen to the full show here: