Episode 33: Backs Against the Wall

Ep 33:

Walking into the NYCFC locker room following the 3-1 victory over DC United, there was a simple message on the team’s white board, “Our backs are against the wall.  Are you ready to fight?”

This week’s episode looks back at the incredible response from NYCFC after falling to Red Bull.  We review the top notch performance by Poku and recap the whole game.

Following that, Jon and I are joined by Nick Scicolone of Los Templados.  Then we preview the two games this week and answer your questions.

Episode 32: The Series Finale, a Monkey-Wrench and the Search for 21 Points

Ep 32:

Mike and Jon start off the show talking to MLS.com writer, Dylan Butler.  Together they look back and a hard loss in the best of the three Hudson River Derby matches.  They also discuss why Mix Diskerud showed his value to the club.

Next up is DC United, so the guys preview that match and then close out the show with your questions and comments.

Episode 31: Lampard Debuts, Schwartz Reviews, and NYCFC Lose

Ep 31:

Jon and Mike look back at one of the weakest first halfs in the team’s history.  They also debate the role and play of Ned Grabavoy amongst others.  Then Mike Schwartz from First Touch joins us to give us his analysis.   We wrap up the show with your questions.  A shout out to the Hearts of Oak for providing us with the new outro chant.

Episode 30: Pirlo Party, MC Bousquette and a Busy August

Ep 30:

Jon and Mike give you a recap of NYCvORL.  Jon tells you where he thinks the Pirlo introduction ranks in terms of key NYCFC moments.  Then MC Bousquette checks in with us to talk NYCFC, USWNT and Sky Blue FC.  Then we wrap up with a look ahead at Montreal and what will be a very busy August for the club with 6 games.

Episode 29: Falling Hard in Foxborough and Talking with a Legend

Ep 29:

Jon and Mike struggle to find the positives after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to New England.  After breaking down the game, they are joined by Michael Lewis of Newsday and Big Apple Soccer.  Michael has been covering New York soccer for 40 years.  We wrap up the podcast with a talk about NYCFC salaries, a preview of Sunday and respond to your emails and questions.

Episode 27: Can we play Montreal every week?

Ep 27

After a spectacular weekend in US Soccer, Mike and Jon sit down with Sam Dunn from Hudson River Blue to discuss all things NYCFC.  We recap the 2-1 victory up in Montreal, preview Lampard’s debut and dig deeper into the Pirlo Effect now that the news is official.

Episode 25: A Spoonful of Sugar

Episode 25:

Yes the loss to the Cosmos stings, but what is the best cure for a tough loss, a quick victory.  Mike and Jon kick off the show with a talk with Zac Wassink to discuss Hudson River Derby.  Then we recap both games from last week and preview Sunday’s match, and of course, there’s lots of Pirlo sprinkled in for flavor.

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