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.

Final Preseason Tune-Up And a Few Predictions From Chris Magalee of NYCFC Nation / Ep 155 / Blue City Radio

Episode 155:

NYCFC closed out the preseason with a 2-2 draw versus Montreal.  While David Villa continued to impress and wow fans with his skill, the rest of NYCFC did little to put their stamp on the game.  Montreal scored two goals, both off poor decisions by NYCFC players.

Mike, Jon and J.R. talk about the news of the week including the signing of Ebenezer Ofori and then invite NYCFC Nation contributor, Chris Magalee (@_ChrisFC) to the show to break down the Montreal game but also the preseason in general and make some bold predictions.

 

One Preseason Game Down, One More (Publically Available) Preseason Game to Go with Martin Bihl / Ep 154 / Blue City Radio

Episode 154:

After a fourteen year career in MLS, Chris Wingert announced his retirement from professional soccer on Monday.  Mike, Jon and J.R. begin the show discussing Chris’s career and where he fits in legacy of NYCFC.

For the second segment and the rest of the show Martin Bihl from Last Word On Soccer joins the show to discuss the friendly from Saturday versus Atletico San Luis and the preseason to date.  We also start to layout who we feel are Vieira’s starting XI.

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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.