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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.

MLS Playoffs Return, JR DiBart Stops By, and Eirik Says Ha Det / Ep 145 / Blue City Radio

Episode 145:

There was so much time off between the Conference Semi-Finals and the Conference Finals that Jon’s wife could have given birth.  It was only 16 days, but it’s long enough for neutrals to lose interest and for teams to begin their pre-season work for next year.

This week Mike and Jon welcome JR Dibart to the show.  JR brings his radio experience and knowledge and insight on NYCFC to the show.

The guys break down the MLS Conference Finals leg one matches which were not without drama. They also discuss the NYCFC news and start to look ahead at 2018.

Vieira’s Achilles Heal / Ep 126 / Blue City Radio

Episode 126:

For the second time in 2017, injury forced Patrick Vieira to make an early substitution and for the second time, NYCFC failed to capture the victory.

Mike and Jon discuss the key takeaways from the loss away to Vancouver.  Then Chris Magalee from The NYCFC Nation joins the show to give his thoughts on the game and discuss NYCFC at the midseason point.

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.

Sands Impresses, Lewis Prepares, NYCFC Draws, and MLS Fantasy Tips / Ep 105 / Blue City Radio

Episode 105:

Mike and Jon waste no time heaping praise on 16 year old James Sands.  While his future with NYCFC for 2017 is unclear, what is certain is that the Academy Player turned potential signing held his own against Ecuadorian powerhouse Emelec.

The guys then break down the keys of last week’s friendly and look at who else showed well and who needs to step up their game.  The conversation on the Emelec game ends with some of the post game interviews, including a special interview with US Ambassador to Ecuador, Tod Chapman.

In the third segment the show switches gears as NYCFC’s first round draft pick Jon Lewis joins Mike for a interview while he prepares with the US U-20 National Team for the World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Costa Rica.

The show closes out with a chat with Mike Denton who gives the guys the expert’s look into MLS Fantasy.  Don’t forget to join the Blue City Radio Fantasy League by using code 9386-1888

 

Welcome To the Diskerud Show / Ep 102 / Blue City Radio

Episode 102:

NYCFC released the roster of players attending pre-season training in Jacksonville, FL.  Two players not on the list, Mix Diskerud and Josh Saunders.  Both players who are very much foundational pieces of the club’s history were unceremoniously not invited to the team’s training camp.

Jon and Mike talk about the rest of the roster including NYCFC Academy player James Sands, the first academy player to attend a first team camp.

In the second segment, Chris Magalee from NYCFC Nation joins the show to continue the conversation.