Farewell to Kaka, Next Steps for USMNT and Why We Should Root for Iceland Now

Our third episode is in the can, and while the week that was since our last program was a disaster for soccer fans in Orlando and throughout the country, we managed to have some fun.

Full show

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Intro segment: Farewell, Kaka

Orlando City fell 1-0 to the Columbus Crew in the final home game of the season. In spite of there being no stakes it was still a fun experience for all who were there. The evening was highlighted by the emotion Kaka displayed during his final evening playing in front of Orlando’s rabid fans. Farewell, Captain. You will be missed.

 

 

 

Segment 2: Where Does Orlando City Go From Here

Our “Fan Correspondent” Charles checked in with Orlando Derby to give his thoughts on Kaka’s final match in Orlando and discuss with Simon and Doc the next steps City should be taking as they play out the string and head into the off-season.

 

 

Segment 3: The USMNT Disaster, What Happens Next and Why We Should Root for Iceland

There has been a lot said and written about the USA losing to Trinidad and Tobago and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Doc takes a moment to remind anyone complaining about the Panama goal that it should not have mattered, then gives his pitch as to why World-Cup-orphaned USA fans should adopt Iceland as their team for 2018.

 

Pride Fall Short of Title Game, OCS Eliminated from Playoffs and Christian Pulisic: Wunderkind

We are posting last week’s show a little late. You can listen to the entire show or just catch your favorite segments.

Full show

If you are one of our listeners who prefers to have the entire show as one file instead of listening to individual segments, we how have the entire show uploaded for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Intro segment: Orlando Is the Soccer Capital of America

We discuss the USMNT win over Panama. At the time we did not know that it would not matter, but we were focused less on the result and more on how Orlando showed up to support our nation’s team.

 

 

 

Segment 2: Wunderkind

Is Christian Pulisic the next Tiger Woods or the next Michael Jordan? We discuss the difference and have what turned out to be a very premature conversation about how his World Cup appearance will effect young athletes whose parents might be turning them away from football.

 

 

Segment 3: Pride Goeth with a Fall

The Orlando Pride fell in Portland to the Thorns, coming up one game short of playing for the NWSL title in front of their home crowd. We recap the match and the season for Orlando’s women’s side, and look toward their bright future.

Segment 4: Fun with the FA Cup and the Book on Phil Rawlins

Can you tell the difference between the names of real British Clubs competing in the FA Cup and names that are made-up gibberish? See what a poll of soccer fans in a pub for the matches had to guess.

Also, Simon and Susan Veness literally wrote the book on Orlando City Soccer founder Phil Rawlins. It is called Defying Expectations and you can purchase it on Amazon or wait for their upcoming book signing after the season! Details to come!