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.