PawedCast Episode 365: Premier League Summer Series, Leagues Cup, Santos Laguna Preview, and More

The Summer Series visits Orlando’s Exploria Stadium and we look ahead to Santos Laguna.



Dan MacDonald, The Mane Land

With Orlando City having the midweek off, a wet Exploria Stadium welcomed English Premier League sides Aston Villa and Fulham on Wednesday night as the Summer Series came to Orlando. Despite a late start due to typical inclement Central Florida weather, the 16,000+ fans in attendance were treated to a fairly feisty friendly between the teams from Birmingham and London. It started out a bit cagey but chances were created, although only one team took advantage of those. We provide a brief overview of a top-notch friendly at the Purple Palace.

The only Leagues Cup South 2 group stage match that doesn’t involve Orlando City took place in Houston on Tuesday night, as the Dynamo played copycat and drew Santos Laguna, before then beating the Liga MX side in penalties. We scouted the game and have the scenarios for advancing for you.

We then dove into our mailbagbox, which asked us about a potential expansion slot for Louisville and how we would set up a Leagues Cup-type competition. Remember, if there’s anything — and we do mean anything — you want us to address on the show, just ask us by tweeting it to us at @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.

OCB is off to face New York Red Bulls II on the road Monday. After a brief parley about that, we dive into our key matchups and score predictions for Orlando City’s home match against Santos Laguna in 2023 Leagues Cup play on Saturday.

Here’s how No. 365 went down:

0:15 – EPL teams duked it out at Exploria Stadium and we discuss Houston vs. Santos Laguna in Leagues Cup play.

23:26 – A visit to the mailbagbox.

36:47 – Key matchups and score predictions 


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