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NYCFC Plays Two in LA, Mikey Lopez Returns to Texas, and Jon Agrees With What He Says / Ep 153 / Blue City Radio

Episode 153:

As luck would have it Mike, Jon and J.R. would kick off the show with a hot topic and before the show could be posted, NYCFC would announce an update to the story negating Jon’s comments and changing the narrative.  We honestly can’t complain, we are pleased that they heard the criticism and make the necessary arrangements.

In the second segment San Antonio FC midfielder Mikey Lopez joins the show.  Together with the guys they talk a little Legend Mentoring, Texas geography and social media superstars.  Mikey also shares his feelings on returning to Texas and the chance to be reunited with old friends.

The guys wrap up the show discussing the game versus LA Galaxy and the positive impact of the NYCFC Academy players on the preseason camp.

Kristan Heneage Talks Harrison to Middlesborough, We Talk NYCFC to LA and Willets Point Updates / Ep 152 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 152:

NYCFC’s first preseason action is in the books as the team beat Jacksonville State University 5-2 in a closed door scrimmage.  Following the game the the   squad flew across the country to Los Angeles to prepare for the upcoming games this weekend against LAFC on Friday and LA Galaxy on Saturday.

The guys discuss the preseason clips and the arrival of the last few new signings.  They also jump into the stadium debate again on the heels of the NY Times article updating the development of the Iron Triangle of Willets Point.

In the second segment Kristan Heneage joins us on the Gabila’s Knish Hotline to talk Jack Harrison, Championship and of course NYCFC.  He also informs us that he has never tried a knish, we’ll have to rectify that during his upcoming trip to New York.

We close out with a very important topic, of Khiry Shelton was a pizza topping, which topping would he be?  All that and more on this week’s episode of Blue City Radio

Harrison’s Future Crystalizes, Dylan Butler Discusses Gio Reyna, and J.R. Does Not Like Willets Point / Ep 151 / Blue City Radio

Episode 151:

It seems like Jack Harrison’s future as a footballer is becoming more clear, but it also most likely means that his time in MLS has come to an end.  Mike and J.R. discuss the impact that Jack’s departure will have on the club and discuss their opinions on the relationship with CFG in light on the transfer rumor.

Dylan Butler joins the show in the second segment as the guys talk pre-season, Homegrown talent and stadium speculation that was heightened by Melinda Katz, Queensborough President, at her recent State of the Boro address.

Blue City Radio also welcomes Gabila’s Knishes to the show as their newest partner.

A New Beard, a New Pair of Gloves and Bobby Warshaw / Ep 150 / Blue City Radio

Episode 150:

NYCFC started off draft day with an unexpected announcement.  They announced the signing of a new striker, Jo Inge Berget.  This only further fuels the speculation on Jack Harrison’s future with the club.

All of this overshadowed the drafting of keeper Jeff Caldwell as the 19th pick in the MLS Superdraft.  Mike, Jon and J.R.  discuss the new signing, and what it means for an already internationally packed NYCFC roster.

In the second segment Bobby Warshaw takes a break from moving into his new apartment to join the show to discuss the draft and talk about his book, When the Dream Became Reality.

Alphabet Soup, Draft Talk, and Pre-Season Schedule / Ep 149 / Blue City Radio

Episode 149:

NYCFC released their pre-season schedule.  They also added some quality depth to their roster adding two international players to the team in key roles.

Mike and JR Dibart discuss the pre-season schedule and the new signings and the other news for NYCFC heading into this week’s MLS Superdraft.

NYCFC 2.0, MLS 2018 / Ep 148 / Blue City Radio

Episode 148:

With  a new year upon us, there is also a new NYCFC.  The club has made significant steps to change its identity from a team with aging legends to a younger more dynamic players.

Blue City Radio returns for it’s fourth season covering NYCFC.  In this week’s episode hosts Mike Anderer and Jon Sauerschell discuss the signing of NYCFC’s first ever Young Designated Player, Jesus Medina.  Then they share their thoughts about the 2018 MLS schedule.

In the second segment they welcome the newest member of the Blue City Radio family, Dave Harris, to the show to talk about the news of the week both NYCFC related and US Soccer stories.

Cooligan and the Gang / Ep 147 / Blue City Radio

Episode 147:

The 2017 MLS Season has finally come to an end.  Congratulations to Toronto FC on a truly remarkable season.

Mike, Jon and JR Dibart discuss some of the NYCFC news that came out this week including the departure of Fred Brillant and the reported signing on a new RB.

In the second segment, Christian Polanco of The Cooligan’s joins us to share his experience from MLS Cup and talk a little NYCFC and he also explains his personal reason for wanting Khiry Shelton traded.

NYCFC’s First Roster Moves, MLS Cup Preview and Gulati Out / Ep 146 / Blue City Radio

Episode 146:

The table is set for a rematch between last year’s MLS Cup Finalists, Toronto and Seattle, but these are very different teams from last year.  Clint Dempsey while not at full strength is very active in the Sounder’s attack and TFC added depth and creativity, most notably in the addition of Victor Vazquez to the already potent offense.

Mike and Jon take their usual places behind the mic for this episode and Nick Chavez joins the guys for a preview of the MLS Cup Final.  The guys also tackle the breaking news about Sunil Gulati and his announcement that he will not seek re-election for US Soccer President in February.

Lastly, the guys tackle the NYCFC news on player options as the club releases some key players from the 2017 campaign.

MLS Playoffs Return, JR DiBart Stops By, and Eirik Says Ha Det / Ep 145 / Blue City Radio

Episode 145:

There was so much time off between the Conference Semi-Finals and the Conference Finals that Jon’s wife could have given birth.  It was only 16 days, but it’s long enough for neutrals to lose interest and for teams to begin their pre-season work for next year.

This week Mike and Jon welcome JR Dibart to the show.  JR brings his radio experience and knowledge and insight on NYCFC to the show.

The guys break down the MLS Conference Finals leg one matches which were not without drama. They also discuss the NYCFC news and start to look ahead at 2018.

Pirlo’s Final Five Minutes and a Visit From Trey Fillmore / Ep 144 / Blue City Radio

Episode 144:

NYCFC’s season came to end after an elimination victory (yes soccer is a weird sport) versus Columbus.  With the end of their 2017 season, so too ends the career of Andrea Pirlo, a true legend of the game.

Mike and Jon talk about leg 1 of the MLS Conference Semifinals.  Then Trey Fillmore from Blue Balls Pod joins the guys to talk about leg 2.