Frustrations Abound in Colorado / Ep 136 / Blue City Radio

Episode 136:

NYCFC conceded a late goal to the last place Colorado Rapids on Saturday night costing the team two points at a critical time of the season.

Mike and Jon discuss the game and what was not working for the team.  In the second segment, Joe Chadwick joins to the to give his thoughts on the game and his perspective of the mood in Dick’s Sporting Good Park.

Aging Gracefully and a Chat with Matt Doyle / Ep 135 / Blue City Radio

Episode 135:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Andrea Pirlo shined in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory for NYCFC over Sporting Kansas City, but it would only take one play on Saturday to erase that memory and remind MLS and world soccer pundits alike that Pirlo is Pirlo.

Mike and Jon recap the pair of games from this week. In the second segment The Armchair Analyst, Matt Doyle, joins the show to give his thoughts on NYCFC and VAR.

Now Hiring DM’s and Strikers and a USMNT Loss / Ep 134 / Blue City Radio

Episode 134:

Between International Call-ups and injuries, NYCFC will be pretty thin for Wednesday’s game versus Sporting KC.  Things improve, but just moderately for Saturday’s game against Portland Timbers.  Luckily for Vieira, both of this week’s home matches are against Western Conference opponents.

Martin Bihl from Last Word on Sports joins Mike and Jon this week as the trio try to figure out how Patrick Vieira will approach these games.

In the middle segment the guys breakdown the USMNT World Cup Qualifier loss from Friday night in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

Depleted Roster for NYCFC, USMNT Visits NYCFC House, and the HRD / Ep 133 / Blue City Radio

Episode 133:

In a week of mostly bad news for NYCFC, the only bright spot was the 1-1 draw from Red Bull Arena on Friday night.

Mike and Jon start off the show discussing some of the news that trickled out during the week.

In the second segment the guys breakdown comments from Bruce Arena, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard and Christian Pulisic from the US Soccer press conference at NYCFC House.

Finally the guys give their thoughts on the third game of the season between NYCFC and Red Bull.

Stoppage Time Thriller and Susannah Collins / Ep 132 / Blue City Radio

Episode 132:

A crazy game in the Bronx on Sunday as NYCFC used just about every minute of the 5 added in stoppage time to pull out a victory against the struggling New England Revolution.

A game that was forgettable through the first half became one of lore as David Villa and Jonathon Lewis delivered the equalizer and game winner in a final 45 full of drama.

Mike and Jon look at the game and try to understand where NYCFC was struggling to create.

In the second segment Susannah Collins, host of This Week in MLS and By The Way (BTW), joins the guys to discuss NYCFC, MLS, TFC and her beloved Liverpool.

 

We Love LA, Rev’s Preview and Looking Back at Dropped Points / Ep 131 / Blue City Radio

Episode 131:

I hope the NYCFC team staff bottled some of the water from the hotel the team stayed at during their extended trip to LA, because whatever was in it made Sean Johnson invincible.

Yes, the LA Galaxy have struggled in Stub Hub Center.  Yes, LA only put five of their 21 shots on target. But, those five were quality chances and Johnson came up big in every chance.

Mike and Jon discuss the team’s victory on the west coast and how Patrick Vieira will have to fill the void left by Alex Ring who will miss Sunday’s match for Yellow Card accumulation.

In the second segment Matt Puglise from Six States One Pod joins Mike to discuss the upcoming match as the New England Revolution come to town.

 

A Guaje-licious Supernovilla HRB and The LA Galaxy Insider / Ep 130 / Blue City Radio

Episode 130:

Real words can no longer describe what we are privileged to witness week in and week out by David Villa, so Jon and Mike have resorted to having listeners make up new ones.  This week was the pinnacle.  In a game against the Red Bulls, a team that Villa has struggled to score against, he dominated, scoring three goals and blocking a close range chance by opposing striker Bradley Wright-Phillips.  Mike and Jon spend the entire first segment discussing Villa and his importance to NYCFC.

In the second segment Adam Serrano, the LA Galaxy Insider, joins the show to discuss another important matchup for the Blue Birds of New York.

The last segment continues the conversation about Sunday’s 3-2 victory, the most exciting of the Hudson River Derby’s to date.

Inconsistent All the Time, Joe Goldstein and NYCFC visits Adidas NYC / Ep 129 / Blue City Radio

Episode 129:

Mike and Jon watched the Toronto game together on Sunday and then broadcast an episode of City Post Game Live, so needless to say, they were pretty much over the 4-0 loss to the league leaders, TFC.

Luckily, Mike had the fortune to attend the NYCFC Team Signing event in Manhattan earlier in the week.  The guys listen to the interviews captured there and discuss those chats with the players.

In the second segment, Joe Goldstein from Seeing Red and a bunch of other outlets joins the show to discuss this week’s game, the Hudson River Derby.

Ruthlessness On Display and Sebastian Salazar / Ep 128 / Blue City Radio

Episode 128:

Last year one of the common criticisms Patrick Vieira had of NYCFC was their need to be more ruthless in the eighteen yard box, both on attack and defense.  On Saturday, a ten man NYCFC team demonstrated that ruthlessness and defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1, closing the gap between the second and third place squads.

Mike and Jon discuss the key points  of the game and how NYCFC ended up playing 78 plus minutes down a man.

In the second segment Sebastian Salazar from ESPN FC joins the show to discuss Gold Cup, USMNT, ElTri and of course NYCFC.

Dropping a Duece, Fire On the Horizon / Ep 127 / Blue City Radio

Episode 127:

NYCFC once again conceded early, once again equalized and gained a lead, but what is becoming far too often a talking point, Patrick Vieira made odd choices with his substitutions and NYCFC dropped the points.

In this week’s episode Mike and Jon break down the game and sprinkle in some post-game comments.

The second segment welcomes back Fire Confidential’s Guillermo Rivera as he joins the show to give his insight into the Chicago Fire and their historic turn-around.