Tag Archives: Vieira

Enter Villa, Enter Ring, The Curse of Kreis Ends / Ep 166 / Blue City Radio

Epsiode 166:

NYCFC had yet to earn a point in three previous meetings versus Real Salt Lake.  Maybe it was the Curse of Kreis or just bad timing schedule wise, but Wednesday’s match up had all the characteristics for another let down against RSL.

This however is not the NYCFC from 2015, this is what Mike Petke called a “superior team.”  With goals from the team leading scorers, Shradi and Moralez and goals from the newcomers, Berget and Ofori NYCFC dominated Real Salt Lake in a thrilling 4-0 final.  The icing on the cake was for Patrick Vieira to be able to comfortably add David Villa and Alex Ring to the line up as late subs to prepare them for Sunday’s match at Atlanta.

Mike, J.R. and Mike Allen break down the game and we have post game audio from Anton Tinnerholm, Ronald Matarrita and Ebe Ofori.

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.





Silencing the Union, Julie Stewart-Binks, The Lions Return / Ep 114 / Blue City Radio

Episode 114:

I don’t believe what I just saw was a common refrain after Villa’s wonder-strike in the waning minutes of Friday’s game.  Mike and Jon discuss the NYCFC 2-0 victory over the Union.

In the second segment, ESPN sideline reporter Julie Stewarts-Binks joins the show to discuss not only that moment, but her experiences on the sideline with Patrick Vieira and NYCFC.

The guys close out the show looking ahead to Sunday’s match up versus Orlando.

Ugly Wins the Day, Sam Stejskal and Closing the Door On RFK / Ep 112 / Blue City Radio

Episode 112:

It started ugly and despite NYCFC fighting back from an early defensive gaff, the 2-1 victory never really got prettier.  In the end, the points are all that matter.  Mike and Jon discuss the game and attempt to find the bright spots in a poor performance.

In the second segment, Sam Stejskal from MLSSoccer.com joins the show to give his insight into the big stories in MLS so far in 2017 and talk about the NYCFC players that are catching his attention.

The show wraps up with a look ahead at the final match up between NYCFC and DC United this season.

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.

Not the NYCFC Way / Ep 94 / Blue City Radio

Episode 94:

Patrick Vieira seemed to have lost faith in NYCFC’s ability to score.  The coach who constantly said, “Our style is to create more chances than we concede” put a defensive lineup on the first ever playoff game in NYCFC history, and they lost, creating zero big chances in the process.

We flip the show around today in honor of Vieira’s folly, and also because we forgot to record a segment on Monday, but hey, it works.

In the second segment Mike is joined by Dan Riccio from TFC Pitchside to get the perspective of the Toronto media and their outlook on Sunday’s second leg game.

The third segment is a great talk with announcer Tom Kolker from WFAN who tells the guys his highs and lows of the game from Toronto.

NYCFC still have a chance, they’ve delivered in the past, the big question going into the game, will Vieira set them up for success or failure.