Tag Archives: MLS Cup Playoffs

NYCFC’s First Roster Moves, MLS Cup Preview and Gulati Out / Ep 146 / Blue City Radio

Episode 146:

The table is set for a rematch between last year’s MLS Cup Finalists, Toronto and Seattle, but these are very different teams from last year.  Clint Dempsey while not at full strength is very active in the Sounder’s attack and TFC added depth and creativity, most notably in the addition of Victor Vazquez to the already potent offense.

Mike and Jon take their usual places behind the mic for this episode and Nick Chavez joins the guys for a preview of the MLS Cup Final.  The guys also tackle the breaking news about Sunil Gulati and his announcement that he will not seek re-election for US Soccer President in February.

Lastly, the guys tackle the NYCFC news on player options as the club releases some key players from the 2017 campaign.

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.

NYCFC Firesale, Cosmos Dumpster Fire, and a Fired-Up JJ Devaney / Ep 98 / Blue City Radio

Episode 98:

NYCFC announced the departure of six players from the club bringing the 2016 post-season number to nine.  Two of the players were NYCFC originals, Tony Taylor and Jason Hernandez.  Mike and Jon discuss the roster moves and look ahead at a younger team in 2017.

In the middle segment, JJ Devaney from the ESPN Podcast, Caught Offside, joins the show.  Together the guys talk about MLS Cup Playoffs, NYCFC, USMNT and the pending demise of the NASL and NY Cosmos.

History In the Making, and a Work In Progress / Ep 95 / Blue City Radio

Episode 95

Part of NYCFC’s identity is quickly becoming, when the expectations are at their highest, the team’s performance is their lowest.  Once again, the supporters were ready for a great fight from NYCFC and the team well flat.

Mike and Jon discuss the impact of the game from Sunday and start the task of looking ahead to the 2017 season.

In the second segment Matt Reed from NBC Sports and Pro Soccer Talk comes in to discuss the MLS Cup Playoffs and NYCFC’s season and historic first-ever playoff run.  We close out the show looking ahead at USAvMEX.