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 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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100 Caps For Villa and a Grand Welcome for Tinnerholm / Ep 159 / Blue City Radio

Episode 159:

Yankee Stadium welcomed the NYCFC crowd for the first time in 2018.  Almost 26,000 were treated to solid display of Patrick Vieira’s vision of NYCFC’s style.  While the game wasn’t perfect and the Galaxy were able to create some chances, NYCFC dictated the tempo of the game up until the final 15 minutes.

Mike, Jon and J.R. discuss the key plays to the game.  J.R. draws a line in the sand over the play of Rodney Wallace and for once Mike defends Wallace and his contributions to the club.  In the end NYCFC was good enough to hold on to the narrow 2-1 margin for the Home Opening victory.


NYCFC Comes Home and the LA Galaxy Come To Town / Ep 158 / Blue City Radio

Episode 158:

It’s our second preview episode.  This week we look in depth at the revamped LA Galaxy with Josh Guessman from Corner of the Galaxy and with Andy Maycraft from a View from 226.

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Medina Betters Melia and NYCFC Betters KC / Ep 157 / Blue City Radio

Episode 157:

The new MLS Season is here.  Mike, Jon and J.R. get right into breaking down the 2-0 victory in Kansas City.  The guys discuss the lineup decisions by Vieira, the impact of VAR on the game and punishing counter attack that almost lead to three goals for the Blues.

Look forward to our preview show later this week as we prepare for the Home Opener versus the LA Galaxy this Sunday.



Previewing #SKCvNYC with Talkin’ Touches, Anton Tinnerholm, Plus Vieira Addresses Young Americans in MLS / Ep 156 / Blue City Radio

Episode 156:

Here’s our first stand alone preview episode.  Each week Blue City Radio will try to bring you training updates and insight from analysts that cover the opposing teams.

This week Mike talks with Andy Edwards (@AndyEdMLS) from Talkin’ Touches podcast as the two discuss Sporting Kansas City’s preseason and Peter Vermes’ approach to the upcoming match this Sunday.

Mike also had a chance to visit NYCFC’s new training facility in upstate New York.  He shares his first impression views on the facility and shares audio from Anton Tinnerholm and Patrick Vieira.