Valuable Misses, Charlie Boehm and USMNT WC Qualifiers / Ep 110 / Blue City Radio

Episode 110:

NYCFC had four key misses in their home game versus Montreal on Saturday. Those missed chances cost the club 2 points as Montreal drew NYCFC 1-1.  Mike and Jon discuss the game and some of the post game comments from some of the key players.

In the second segment the guys are joined by Charlie Boehm from Four Four Two and SoccerWire.com.  They talk about what it takes to succeed in Yankee Stadium and touch on the USMNT.

Media Day, Jeb Brovsky, oh! and Taking Care of DC / Ep 109 / Blue City Radio

Episode 109:

On the Thursday before the NYCFC Home Opening Game at Yankee Stadium, the club assembled a few of their players for the annual Media Day.  Mike and Jon begin the show discussing some of the key points from the day and listen to interviews from some of the guys including newcomers, Alex Ring and Rodney Wallace.

In the second segment Mike and Jon are joined by an old fan favorite, former NYCFC defender, Jeb Brovsky.  Together they discuss Jeb’s time with not only NYCFC but also Montreal Impact, the opponent for this Saturday’s game.

Finally, in the last segment the guys breakdown the NYCFC 4-0 victory over DC United.  They might heap the praise on pretty thick, but then again, it was a dominant performance.

Positive Signs From a Negative Result, Matt Reed, and DC Comes to Town / Ep 108 / Blue City Radio

Episode 108:

When Kaka went down with the hamstring injury, NYCFC became the favorite to win this game and if nothing else, should have walked away with a point.  Enter Joe Bednick.  Sometimes a hot keeper is enough to keep a team in a game and with NYCFC’s defense (and midfield; Andrea – cough, cough) providing Cyle Larin with a great opportunity, the should be’s became should have been’s.

Mike and Jon discuss the first game from 2017.  They also give out the first Bronx Bomber and Bronx Cheer awards of the season.  Then in the second segment welcome Matt Reed from NBC Sports Soccer on the show to get his thoughts on the game and how he thinks the Eastern Conference will flesh out.  All that and some fun MLS Fantasy talk.

NYCFC Roster Depth, Ian Joy, Girls’ Academy and Predictions / Ep 107 / Blue City Radio

Episode 107:

Mike and Jon discuss the final preseason game for the 2017 season.  It was an important game because NYCFC debuted three players for the game.  The guys close out the first segment with their thoughts on where players sit on the Depth Chart; who starts, who’s competing, who’s not even close? It’s all there.

The second segment features one of NYCFC’s newest podcasters, Ian Joy.  Ian gives his impressions on what this team is capable of achieving if the pieces fit together.  He also talks about his new project, Soccer Joy NYCFC.

The show ends with a talk about the news that NYCFC is adding a Girls’ Academy program this year and some 2017 first team predictions.

Finalizing the Roster, San Antonio FC’s Darren Powell and Jon’s Premonition / Ep 106 / Blue City Radio

Episode 106:

NYCFC added five players in the last week.  Jon and Mike discuss the players that the team added and predict their roles in the 2017 roster.  Jon adds that he believes that the team is fully focused on winning MLS Cup this year.

The guys also discuss the two preseason games and specifically the Video Assisted Replay event from Saturday’s game that resulted in David Villa’s red card.

In the second segment Mike and Jon welcome San Antonio FC head coach, Darren Powell, to discuss NYCFC and their USL affiliation.

 

Sands Impresses, Lewis Prepares, NYCFC Draws, and MLS Fantasy Tips / Ep 105 / Blue City Radio

Episode 105:

Mike and Jon waste no time heaping praise on 16 year old James Sands.  While his future with NYCFC for 2017 is unclear, what is certain is that the Academy Player turned potential signing held his own against Ecuadorian powerhouse Emelec.

The guys then break down the keys of last week’s friendly and look at who else showed well and who needs to step up their game.  The conversation on the Emelec game ends with some of the post game interviews, including a special interview with US Ambassador to Ecuador, Tod Chapman.

In the third segment the show switches gears as NYCFC’s first round draft pick Jon Lewis joins Mike for a interview while he prepares with the US U-20 National Team for the World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Costa Rica.

The show closes out with a chat with Mike Denton who gives the guys the expert’s look into MLS Fantasy.  Don’t forget to join the Blue City Radio Fantasy League by using code 9386-1888

 

Bye Frank, Hello Sean and Ugo, Bienvenidos a Guayaquil / Ep 104 / Blue City Radio

Episode 104:

If you thought our 100th episode was crazy, wait until you listen to this.  Mike is on location in Ecuador, Jon is in a mood over not being able to enjoy Twitter and Super Frank announced his retirement.

Mike interviews two of NYCFC’s newest players, Sean Johnson and Ugo (Don’t call him Sean) Okoli following the team’s open session in Stadio Capwell in Ecuador.

The guys get back together to discuss the USAvJAM and other news in NYCFC as well as a discussion on stadium news.

NYCFC Pre-season and a Chat With Chris Wingert / Ep 103 / Blue City Radio

Episode 103:

Mike and Jon dive into the NYCFC pre-season roster and discuss moves made, rumored, dismissed and more rumors.  Then the guys welcome former NYCFC defender, Chris Wingert to the show to get a first-hand account of what it’s like during pre-season.

The guys wrap the show with a discussion on USAvSER and find out which NYCFC player the fans think might have peaked in 2016.

Welcome To the Diskerud Show / Ep 102 / Blue City Radio

Episode 102:

NYCFC released the roster of players attending pre-season training in Jacksonville, FL.  Two players not on the list, Mix Diskerud and Josh Saunders.  Both players who are very much foundational pieces of the club’s history were unceremoniously not invited to the team’s training camp.

Jon and Mike talk about the rest of the roster including NYCFC Academy player James Sands, the first academy player to attend a first team camp.

In the second segment, Chris Magalee from NYCFC Nation joins the show to continue the conversation.

Getting Younger, Who’s the Six? / Ep 101 / Blue City Radio

Episode 101

NYCFC has added some new players both through loan deals and the MLS Superdraft.  One position still remains without a clear starter, the Defensive Midfielder.

Mike and Jon discuss the roster changes and look at the philosophy of NYCFC relative to being a younger team.  They also touch on the blockbuster trade that sent Dax McCarty from Red Bull to Chicago.

In the second segment, Bobby Warshaw from Howler Podcast and The Play Podcast joins the guys to talk about the MLS Superdraft, college soccer, and the impact of the number six on a team.

Finally the guys finish up with a discussion on the NYCFC pre-season and the 2017 schedule.