Episode 49: Final Finishes in Conference Finals and an “Outsider’s” Opinion of NYCFC

Ep 49:

Just a couple of more episodes left in the year.  Blue City Radio discuss the MLS Conference Finals.  Then they welcome writer, Dave Harris to the show to give his perspective on NYCFC and finding talent in the New York area.  Lastly, its up to the listeners to help Jon and Mike find a wager for Sunday’s MLS Cup.

Episode 47: USMNT, Mike Schwartz, Rodrigo Marion

Ep 47:

A somber start in light of the Paris attacks, but then Mike and Jon get into the USMNT v St Vincent the Grenadines World Cup Qualifier.  We also welcome back Mike Schwartz back to the show and listen to the last question asked of Jason Kreis at a press conference.

Next up is an interview with Technical Director of Youth Development, Rodrigo Marion, about the NYCFC Academy team.

Lastly, we preview the first leg of the conference finals and congratulate the NY Cosmos on their 2105 NASL Championship.

Episode 46 Part I: Bienvenue Entraineur, Goodbye Tian26

Ep 46

Patrick Vieira was officially announced as the new head coach of NYCFC a week after the firing of Jason Kreis.

Jon and Mike welcome Soccer Newsday’s Nick Chavez to the show to get his reaction.

Then Jon and Mike discuss the MLS Playoff results and lastly discuss the departure of Sebastian Velasquez from NYCFC.

Episode 45: NYCFC; Nothing’s Shocking

Ep 45 Part I

This week’s show will be in two parts.  As we prepared to record an MLS Playoff recap show, NYCFC released the statement announcing that Jason Kreis was fired.

Jon and I are joined by Jeff Weisinger to discuss the statement, possible replacements and fan and soccer community response.

Episode 44: Kreis Didn’t Help His Case, Final Game of 2015

Ep 44:

Jason Kreis talked about the importance of winning the final two matches of the season.  Unfortunately for him, while rumors swirled around about him being let go, NYCFC dropped the final game closing out the season on a losing streak.

Jon and Mike discuss that game and start to look at the 2016 roster.  They also discuss the coaching rumors.  After that there is an interview with NYCFC center back, Jason Hernandez.

The episode wraps up with a discussion on the playoffs and some parting words from a few of the NYCFC first team.

Episode 43: Popping the Bubble on NYCFC Originals

Ep 43:

Since being eliminated from the playoffs head Coach Jason Kreis has to be between two minds.  First he has to get a last look at some of the bubble players, second he wants to win games.

Friday in Orlando at least he accomplished one of the two objectives.

In this episode Jon and Mike don’t talk about the game as much as they discuss some season defining performances.  After that they talk with Jillian Vanek from NYCFC State of Mind Blog.  As always, we close with your comments and questions.

Episode 42: Life After the Playoffs

Ep 42:

So it’s official, NYCFC were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with Montreal’s win over Colorado.  Jon and Mike discuss what they would like to see now that the team is out of the playoffs.

Then we discuss the USMNT loss to Mexico and what that means to Jurgen Klinsmann.  We also react to some breaking news that emerged while we were recording.