Tag Archives: Patrick Vieira

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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NYCFC Heads West, Jeff Weisinger Talks Quakes and Patrick Vieira Questions a Timeline / Ep 164 / Blue City Radio

Episode 164:

Today’s episode previews the NYCFC match versus the San Jose Earthquakes.  Mike talks with Maxime Chanot at training, Jeff Weisinger from the Athletic joins us to discuss the Quakes and Patrick Vieira chats with the media at training.

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Ish’s Two Earn One, Mr Weis Guy Drops By / Ep 163 / Blue City Radio

Episode 163:

NYCFC gutted through and got a point in Foxborough last week.  It wasn’t the best game by the club, but it was an early moment that could define the season.

Mike and J.R. welcome Jeff Weisinger from ABC and The Athletic to discuss NYCFC’s toughest battle this far in the 2018 campaign.

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.

Jordan Culver Talks About a Familiar Sort Of Foe In OCSC / Ep 160 / Blue City Radio

Episode 160:

Orlando City preview episode. Mike talks to Jordan Culver from the Orlando City Sentinel and ProSoccerUSA.com about what Jason Kreis has been doing to figure out a best XI for a team struggling with injuries and suspensions.

The segment part of the show we hear from Ben Sweat and Patrick Vieira at today’s NYCFC training session.

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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.


Previewing #SKCvNYC with Talkin’ Touches, Anton Tinnerholm, Plus Vieira Addresses Young Americans in MLS / Ep 156 / Blue City Radio

Episode 156:

Here’s our first stand alone preview episode.  Each week Blue City Radio will try to bring you training updates and insight from analysts that cover the opposing teams.

This week Mike talks with Andy Edwards (@AndyEdMLS) from Talkin’ Touches podcast as the two discuss Sporting Kansas City’s preseason and Peter Vermes’ approach to the upcoming match this Sunday.

Mike also had a chance to visit NYCFC’s new training facility in upstate New York.  He shares his first impression views on the facility and shares audio from Anton Tinnerholm and Patrick Vieira.

Final Preseason Tune-Up And a Few Predictions From Chris Magalee of NYCFC Nation / Ep 155 / Blue City Radio

Episode 155:

NYCFC closed out the preseason with a 2-2 draw versus Montreal.  While David Villa continued to impress and wow fans with his skill, the rest of NYCFC did little to put their stamp on the game.  Montreal scored two goals, both off poor decisions by NYCFC players.

Mike, Jon and J.R. talk about the news of the week including the signing of Ebenezer Ofori and then invite NYCFC Nation contributor, Chris Magalee (@_ChrisFC) to the show to break down the Montreal game but also the preseason in general and make some bold predictions.


A New Beard, a New Pair of Gloves and Bobby Warshaw / Ep 150 / Blue City Radio

Episode 150:

NYCFC started off draft day with an unexpected announcement.  They announced the signing of a new striker, Jo Inge Berget.  This only further fuels the speculation on Jack Harrison’s future with the club.

All of this overshadowed the drafting of keeper Jeff Caldwell as the 19th pick in the MLS Superdraft.  Mike, Jon and J.R.  discuss the new signing, and what it means for an already internationally packed NYCFC roster.

In the second segment Bobby Warshaw takes a break from moving into his new apartment to join the show to discuss the draft and talk about his book, When the Dream Became Reality.