PawedCast Episode 200: Oscar Pareja and Amanda Duffy Interviews, MLS is Back, New Pride Kits and More
The Mane Land: for Orlando City SC fans
It’s hard to believe we’ve recorded 200 of these things since we started back in 2014, but it’s true. We wanted to have a special show for No. 200 and boy did things work out. Not only do we get to talk about the return (finally) of MLS with some actual details, but we also managed to line up a couple of excellent interviews.First up, we break down the MLS is Back Tournament, which will be held right here in Orlando. All 26 Major League Soccer teams are converging on the City Beautiful to restart the 2020 season, with three group stage matches counting toward the eventual regular season, which we now know will resume in some fashion following the tournament. Dave and I discuss all the details. We also talk about the Orlando Pride’s brand new White Plume road kits — what went right and what went wrong?SBNation put together a stellar 15-minute video about Marta and why she has been unable to reach the Holy Grail of soccer and capture a World Cup title. We highly recommend you give it a watch. Finally, OCB will return as USL League One announced its intention to return to play on July 18. Details are still to come.Oh, that’s right. The interviews! Dave and I spoke with Oscar Pareja Tuesday evening — before the MLS is Back details emerged — about his approach and philosophy entering the upcoming tournament in Orlando and many other topics. We also got Amanda Duffy on the horn to discuss the NWSL Challenge Cup, the challenges she’s faced since joining the Pride, and her thoughts on improving the Pride.Of course we answered our listener mail. If there’s anything — and we do mean anything —you want us to address on our next show, just ask by tweeting it to us at @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC.Last, but not least, we broke down our thoughts on the next two movies in our Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch — Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Both movies rated highly for both of us and we add them to our overall rankings through the first two phases of “The Infinity Saga.”Stay safe and enjoy the show.Here’s how show our supersized No. 200 extravaganza went down:0:15 - MLS is Back! It’ll start out in tournament form here in Orlando but then we’ll have more regular season. Plus: new Pride road kits, Marta, and the return of OCB.50:18 - Oscar Pareja weighs in on the pandemic, the upcoming tournament, and the Black Lives Matter movement1:10:39 - Amanda Duffy joins in to talk about the NWSL Challenge Cup, putting together a top notch Orlando Pride side, the difficulties of having a team full of international stars, and more.1:39:27 - Listener mail and the Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch continues with some quality films. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Amanda Duffy: The Growth of the National Women’s Soccer League
Every four years, soccer gets a huge profile boost through the FIFA World Cup. With the Women’s World Cup set for France in 2019, soccer leaders in the United States are hopeful that the defending champion U.S. Women’s National Team will once again make a deep run and keep interest high when the event is done. Such a run should only stand to benefit the National Women’s Soccer League, which is entering its record-breaking seventh season as the only professional soccer league for women in the country. In this podcast, NWSL President Amanda Duffy discusses her rise in the organization, how the league intends to capitalize on World Cup fever and her predictions for who will hoist the trophy in France. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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United Soccer Coaches Podcast
NWSL President Amanda Duffy joins the show to discuss the start of the NWSL season, the upcoming Women's World Cup and the league schedule this summer. Education Content Coordinator Vince Ganzberg continues the discussion about United Soccer Coaches education. Finally, we head back to Chicago and Podcast Row for a sit down with Tim Lenahan to discuss the "Messi and Me" documentary.
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs Episode #191: Amanda Duffy
MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs
Amanda Duffy’s desire to break boundaries and her competitive spirit to succeed drive her every day. Named president of the Louisville City FC in November 2015, Duffy had previously served as the club’s VP of operations and general manager. In those roles, she saw the club reach the Eastern Conference Final and boast the league’s second highest average attendance. Her rapid promotions – she was promoted to GM in three months and named president within a year – are even more remarkable in a league where women as senior executives are rare. Duffy worked for almost eight seasons in various league management roles, which included strategic planning, league management, player registration and coordinating referee development and assignment to the league’s teams. As a player, Duffy held multiple school records at East Carolina University. She played three seasons after college in the Women’s League, the USL’s highest level of women’s soccer in the U.S. and Canada, winning one national championship and three division championships. She also played in Sweden’s 1st Division for one season with Danmarks IF. Her skills on the soccer field resulted in induction into East Carolina University’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was named to Louisville Business First’s Forty under 40, a group of top achievers under the age of 40. Since this interview was taped, Duffy accepted a role as managing director of operations for the National Women’s Soccer League.
Neuroscientist Amanda Duffy gets some surprising news about her brain when she volunteers to be a control in an MRI study. Amanda Marie Duffy is a graduate student at Brown University pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Her research is focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie ALS disease progression and therapeutic intervention with the use of molecular, cellular, and behavioral techniques. In 2015, Amanda was named a fellow in the Society for Neuroscience’s Neuroscience Scholars Program. In 2014, Amanda was elected as Graduate Student Representative where she managed recruitment and served as a member of the admissions committee. Prior to graduate school, Amanda worked as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Neurotherapeutics. Amanda graduated from Brown University with a Sc.B. in Neuroscience in 2009. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices