Tag Archives: David Villa

Pirlo’s Final Five Minutes and a Visit From Trey Fillmore / Ep 144 / Blue City Radio

Episode 144:

NYCFC’s season came to end after an elimination victory (yes soccer is a weird sport) versus Columbus.  With the end of their 2017 season, so too ends the career of Andrea Pirlo, a true legend of the game.

Mike and Jon talk about leg 1 of the MLS Conference Semifinals.  Then Trey Fillmore from Blue Balls Pod joins the guys to talk about leg 2.

Depleted Roster for NYCFC, USMNT Visits NYCFC House, and the HRD / Ep 133 / Blue City Radio

Episode 133:

In a week of mostly bad news for NYCFC, the only bright spot was the 1-1 draw from Red Bull Arena on Friday night.

Mike and Jon start off the show discussing some of the news that trickled out during the week.

In the second segment the guys breakdown comments from Bruce Arena, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard and Christian Pulisic from the US Soccer press conference at NYCFC House.

Finally the guys give their thoughts on the third game of the season between NYCFC and Red Bull.

Stoppage Time Thriller and Susannah Collins / Ep 132 / Blue City Radio

Episode 132:

A crazy game in the Bronx on Sunday as NYCFC used just about every minute of the 5 added in stoppage time to pull out a victory against the struggling New England Revolution.

A game that was forgettable through the first half became one of lore as David Villa and Jonathon Lewis delivered the equalizer and game winner in a final 45 full of drama.

Mike and Jon look at the game and try to understand where NYCFC was struggling to create.

In the second segment Susannah Collins, host of This Week in MLS and By The Way (BTW), joins the guys to discuss NYCFC, MLS, TFC and her beloved Liverpool.

 

A Guaje-licious Supernovilla HRB and The LA Galaxy Insider / Ep 130 / Blue City Radio

Episode 130:

Real words can no longer describe what we are privileged to witness week in and week out by David Villa, so Jon and Mike have resorted to having listeners make up new ones.  This week was the pinnacle.  In a game against the Red Bulls, a team that Villa has struggled to score against, he dominated, scoring three goals and blocking a close range chance by opposing striker Bradley Wright-Phillips.  Mike and Jon spend the entire first segment discussing Villa and his importance to NYCFC.

In the second segment Adam Serrano, the LA Galaxy Insider, joins the show to discuss another important matchup for the Blue Birds of New York.

The last segment continues the conversation about Sunday’s 3-2 victory, the most exciting of the Hudson River Derby’s to date.

Inconsistent All the Time, Joe Goldstein and NYCFC visits Adidas NYC / Ep 129 / Blue City Radio

Episode 129:

Mike and Jon watched the Toronto game together on Sunday and then broadcast an episode of City Post Game Live, so needless to say, they were pretty much over the 4-0 loss to the league leaders, TFC.

Luckily, Mike had the fortune to attend the NYCFC Team Signing event in Manhattan earlier in the week.  The guys listen to the interviews captured there and discuss those chats with the players.

In the second segment, Joe Goldstein from Seeing Red and a bunch of other outlets joins the show to discuss this week’s game, the Hudson River Derby.

Ruthlessness On Display and Sebastian Salazar / Ep 128 / Blue City Radio

Episode 128:

Last year one of the common criticisms Patrick Vieira had of NYCFC was their need to be more ruthless in the eighteen yard box, both on attack and defense.  On Saturday, a ten man NYCFC team demonstrated that ruthlessness and defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1, closing the gap between the second and third place squads.

Mike and Jon discuss the key points  of the game and how NYCFC ended up playing 78 plus minutes down a man.

In the second segment Sebastian Salazar from ESPN FC joins the show to discuss Gold Cup, USMNT, ElTri and of course NYCFC.

Dropping a Duece, Fire On the Horizon / Ep 127 / Blue City Radio

Episode 127:

NYCFC once again conceded early, once again equalized and gained a lead, but what is becoming far too often a talking point, Patrick Vieira made odd choices with his substitutions and NYCFC dropped the points.

In this week’s episode Mike and Jon break down the game and sprinkle in some post-game comments.

The second segment welcomes back Fire Confidential’s Guillermo Rivera as he joins the show to give his insight into the Chicago Fire and their historic turn-around.

Impressing Pirlo, Welcoming James and Chatting With Martin / Ep 125 / Blue City Radio

Episode 125:

The show begins with a short story about Pratum Coller, the vineyard owned by Andrea Pirlo’s family. Then Mike and Jon discuss the signing of James Sands and what it means for NYCFC in 2017 and beyond.

The conversation continues as the guys go back to discuss the home game versus Minnesota United.

Finally, Martin Bihl joins the show and there ends to complete sense of structure.  Somehow the trio cover a variety of topics and even some of them are soccer related.

Responding to Critics / Ep 123 / Blue City Radio

Episode 123:

MLS held it’s annual Rivalry Week Media event in New York City yesterday and they invited some friends from across the river to join the party.  Obviously the focus of the event was Saturday’s Hudson River Derby but with the recent US Open Cup match and both teams playing league games over the weekend, there was a lot to cover.

Jon Sauerschell was not available for the full episode, but he does make two cameo appearances so Mike welcomed Trey Fillmore of Blue Balls Podcast to the show.  The two discuss NYCFC’s most recent games and the upcoming match all while overlooking the concourse of the Grand Hyatt as NBA hopefuls arrive for this week’s NBA Draft.  It was all quite surreal.

One Plus Three Equals Four, Mike Allen and Another Reason to Despise Red Bulls / Ep 121 / Blue City Radio

Episode 121:

Another hectic week for NYCFC ends with the team dropping points in the midweek fixture but bouncing back at the end to gain three, both games against Division opponents.

Mike and Jon look into what worked, what didn’t and why NYCFC welcomes another International break to rest tired legs.

In the middle segment Mike Allen from Prost Amerika and Blue York One joins the show to share his thoughts on NYCFC.