Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Not the Game / Ep 169 / Blue City Radio

Episode 169:

There are so many cliches to describe this moment, but listing them all would take more effort than worth contributing to describe the mess of a game NYCFC played in Portland.  The hottest team in the league looked like a shell of itself.  The badge on the jerseys was the same, but only a handful of NYCFC players resembled the names on the back.

Mike Anderer, Mike Allen  and J.R. deBart take a broad look at the impact of the loss and some of the key plays from Sunday.  We also hear Patrick Vieira and Sean Johnson following the match.

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The Captain Returns / Ep 167 / Blue City Radio

Episode 167:

Add Mercedes Benz Arena to your list of “Must Visit Soccer Venues in the US”.  It’s as simple as that.  From the facility, to the affordable concessions, to the constant sell-outs there is so much to love about MBS. Luckily for NYCFC, the venue did not intimidate and the visitors left with a solid 2-2 draw retaining their undefeated record.

Mike, J.R. and Mike Allen break down the game and discuss all the key plays.  We also have quotes from Sean Johnson, Jo Inge Berget, David Villa and Alex Ring.

Enter Villa, Enter Ring, The Curse of Kreis Ends / Ep 166 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 166:

NYCFC had yet to earn a point in three previous meetings versus Real Salt Lake.  Maybe it was the Curse of Kreis or just bad timing schedule wise, but Wednesday’s match up had all the characteristics for another let down against RSL.

This however is not the NYCFC from 2015, this is what Mike Petke called a “superior team.”  With goals from the team leading scorers, Shradi and Moralez and goals from the newcomers, Berget and Ofori NYCFC dominated Real Salt Lake in a thrilling 4-0 final.  The icing on the cake was for Patrick Vieira to be able to comfortably add David Villa and Alex Ring to the line up as late subs to prepare them for Sunday’s match at Atlanta.

Mike, J.R. and Mike Allen break down the game and we have post game audio from Anton Tinnerholm, Ronald Matarrita and Ebe Ofori.

Last Minute Changes for NYCFC and Mike Allen / Ep 165 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 165:

NYCFC gets the job done again without David Villa as the team headed to the west coast and defeated the Earthquakes in a hard fought physical game.

Mike Allen from Prost Soccer and Blue York One joins the show to break down the game.

NYCFC Heads West, Jeff Weisinger Talks Quakes and Patrick Vieira Questions a Timeline / Ep 164 / Blue City Radio

Episode 164:

Today’s episode previews the NYCFC match versus the San Jose Earthquakes.  Mike talks with Maxime Chanot at training, Jeff Weisinger from the Athletic joins us to discuss the Quakes and Patrick Vieira chats with the media at training.

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Ish’s Two Earn One, Mr Weis Guy Drops By / Ep 163 / Blue City Radio

Episode 163:

NYCFC gutted through and got a point in Foxborough last week.  It wasn’t the best game by the club, but it was an early moment that could define the season.

Mike and J.R. welcome Jeff Weisinger from ABC and The Athletic to discuss NYCFC’s toughest battle this far in the 2018 campaign.

Getting To Know the New #9, Will the Real Revolution Please Stand Up, and Vieira On Villa and Friedel / Ep 162 / Blue City Radio

Episode 162:

NYCFC are riding a hot streak into Massachusetts, but they’ve had momentum stolen from them on the frigid turf on Gilette Field in the past.  New England are unbeaten at home in their last nine games. Patrick Vieira wants to end that streak this Saturday, but he might have to do it without his striker, David Villa who is still recovering from injury.

This week Mike’s trip to training brings us a chat with Jo Inge Berget.  In the second segment, Mike and J.R. talk with Jon Huot from the Six States One Pod podcast about New England and their new manager Brad Friedel.

The show wraps up with Patrick Vieira and his weekly chat with the media ahead of this week’s match.

Winning Without El Capitan, Kiera Smith on NYCFC and Mata Suffers a Setback / Ep 161 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 161:

Some fans were already on their way to the stadium when the news broke that David Villa and Anton Tinnerholm were late scratches to NYCFC line-up.  Neither player were seen at training earlier in the week, but the hopes were that they would be fit by game time.  In previous years this news would rattle the NYCFC faithful, but with the creative play of new DP Jesus Medina and the promise of seeing a longer run out by Ismael Tajouri-Shradi there was still hope in their hearts.

Mike and J.R. welcome Kiera Smith from MLS Female to  the show as the trio breakdown  the key plays of Saturday’s matchup.

Jordan Culver Talks About a Familiar Sort Of Foe In OCSC / Ep 160 / Blue City Radio

Episode 160:

Orlando City preview episode. Mike talks to Jordan Culver from the Orlando City Sentinel and ProSoccerUSA.com about what Jason Kreis has been doing to figure out a best XI for a team struggling with injuries and suspensions.

The segment part of the show we hear from Ben Sweat and Patrick Vieira at today’s NYCFC training session.

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