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Nani previews Orlando's MLS is Back Tournament opener vs. "biggest rivals" Miami | The Call Up

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MLS is BACK, BABY! On the eve of the MLS is Back Tournament, Jillian and Susannah talk to Orlando City superstar Nani and get the scoop on how the "host" team is feeling. Nani also talks about playing their "biggest rivals" Inter Miami CF in the first game of the tournament on Wednesday (8 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN, TVA Sports in Canada). Plus, Nani explains the origin of his moniker, and provides a clarification (or update...) on if we'll be seeing his former Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo come to MLS soon. With Carlos Vela out of the tournament, the ladies break down who else they're excited to watch in Orlando.

  • 2:20 - HERE FOR THIS: Dax's quarantine shenanigans
  • 4:45 - HERE FOR THIS: Non-stop fireworks
  • 6:20 - HERE FOR THIS: Teams arriving in Black Lives Matter and Pride gear
  • 9:13 - Carlos Vela will not play in the MLS is Back Tournament
  • 13:30 - Welcome, Nani!
    • 14:00 - Inter Miami CF are our "biggest rivals"
    • 16:14 - On life in the bubble
    • 20:30 - On the origins of his name
    • 23:40 - On Cristiano Ronaldo and MLS
  • 26:00 - Susannah's player to watch: Alan Pulido
  • 28:09 - Jill's player to watch: Ezequiel Barco
  • 32:09 - What's On Tap


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