Tag Archives: David Villa

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.

Getting To Know the New #9, Will the Real Revolution Please Stand Up, and Vieira On Villa and Friedel / Ep 162 / Blue City Radio

Episode 162:

NYCFC are riding a hot streak into Massachusetts, but they’ve had momentum stolen from them on the frigid turf on Gilette Field in the past.  New England are unbeaten at home in their last nine games. Patrick Vieira wants to end that streak this Saturday, but he might have to do it without his striker, David Villa who is still recovering from injury.

This week Mike’s trip to training brings us a chat with Jo Inge Berget.  In the second segment, Mike and J.R. talk with Jon Huot from the Six States One Pod podcast about New England and their new manager Brad Friedel.

The show wraps up with Patrick Vieira and his weekly chat with the media ahead of this week’s match.

Winning Without El Capitan, Kiera Smith on NYCFC and Mata Suffers a Setback / Ep 161 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 161:

Some fans were already on their way to the stadium when the news broke that David Villa and Anton Tinnerholm were late scratches to NYCFC line-up.  Neither player were seen at training earlier in the week, but the hopes were that they would be fit by game time.  In previous years this news would rattle the NYCFC faithful, but with the creative play of new DP Jesus Medina and the promise of seeing a longer run out by Ismael Tajouri-Shradi there was still hope in their hearts.

Mike and J.R. welcome Kiera Smith from MLS Female to  the show as the trio breakdown  the key plays of Saturday’s matchup.

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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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.

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.