Tag Archives: NYCFC

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.

A Bad Week Saved By Jason Davis / Ep 141 / Blue City Radio

Episode 141:

Let’s face it.  It was a miserable week all around.  The USMNT failed to qualify for Russia 2018.  NYCFC suffered a poorly timed loss in Gilette Stadium.

Luckily, Mike and Jon have guest Jason Davis from Sirius XM on the show to discuss the US Soccer conundrum and a little NYCFC.

There’s Still MLS / Ep 140 / Blue City Radio

Episode 140:

This will be one of the most dated episodes ever done.  Typically recording on Monday and then posting on Wednesday isn’t that much of an issue.  But when the USMNT gets eliminated from the World Cup on Tuesday, it’s tough to sound relevant if you’re not talking about their failure.

Mike and Jon do discuss the “more official” announcement from Andrea Pirlo about his retirement from soccer in December. They also discuss the US win over Panama  and the US U17’s strong showing in India.

The second segment gives a snapshot into the New England Revolution and how the team looks after the firing of Jay Heaps as Alex Almeida from Six States One Pod joins the show.

Soccer, Soccer and More Soccer / Ep 138 / Blue City Radio

Episode 138:

It’s been a difficult time for NYCFC.  It’s also been a struggle for Blue City Radio.  A string of poor offensive performances for NYCFC has left desperately needed points and some off topic episodes left some listeners avoiding Blue City Radio.

Jon and Mike return to discuss NYCFC’s trip to Chicago. Then in the second segment Glenn Crooks joins the show to give his coach’s perspective on NYCFC’s current run of form.

The show closes with a discussion on what followers think of Patrick Vieira’s level of responsibility in NYCFC’s slide.

Aging Gracefully and a Chat with Matt Doyle / Ep 135 / Blue City Radio

Episode 135:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Andrea Pirlo shined in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory for NYCFC over Sporting Kansas City, but it would only take one play on Saturday to erase that memory and remind MLS and world soccer pundits alike that Pirlo is Pirlo.

Mike and Jon recap the pair of games from this week. In the second segment The Armchair Analyst, Matt Doyle, joins the show to give his thoughts on NYCFC and VAR.

Now Hiring DM’s and Strikers and a USMNT Loss / Ep 134 / Blue City Radio

Episode 134:

Between International Call-ups and injuries, NYCFC will be pretty thin for Wednesday’s game versus Sporting KC.  Things improve, but just moderately for Saturday’s game against Portland Timbers.  Luckily for Vieira, both of this week’s home matches are against Western Conference opponents.

Martin Bihl from Last Word on Sports joins Mike and Jon this week as the trio try to figure out how Patrick Vieira will approach these games.

In the middle segment the guys breakdown the USMNT World Cup Qualifier loss from Friday night in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

We Love LA, Rev’s Preview and Looking Back at Dropped Points / Ep 131 / Blue City Radio

Episode 131:

I hope the NYCFC team staff bottled some of the water from the hotel the team stayed at during their extended trip to LA, because whatever was in it made Sean Johnson invincible.

Yes, the LA Galaxy have struggled in Stub Hub Center.  Yes, LA only put five of their 21 shots on target. But, those five were quality chances and Johnson came up big in every chance.

Mike and Jon discuss the team’s victory on the west coast and how Patrick Vieira will have to fill the void left by Alex Ring who will miss Sunday’s match for Yellow Card accumulation.

In the second segment Matt Puglise from Six States One Pod joins Mike to discuss the upcoming match as the New England Revolution come to town.

 

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.