May 24th, 2017
It was a roller coaster of a week for NYCFC and it's fans. Following a hard fought draw in Dallas, the team flew directly to Sandy, UT and prepared for a midweek match up with RSL. Joined by the few team members that did not make the trip to Texas, the team started off the RSL game by capitalizing on a defensive error. Sadly, NYCFC was unable to hold the scoreline conceding twice. I guess luckily for most fans, they didn't have to suffer through a poor performance because YES Network delayed the broadcast until after midnight rather than moving the game to a subsidiary channel. Has no one at YES watch an Olympic event on CNBC? It's a common practice nowadays.
On Friday Andrea Pirlo celebrated his 38th birthday, a milestone for sure, but it would appear that he celebrated on his own at home in Manhattan after returning to NY following a knee injury.
Then came the glorious game on Sunday. NYCFC went into Orlando Stadium, a place where in it's young history the home team had only dropped two points out of it's first six games, and handed the Lions their first loss.
Mike and Jon break down the key points from both games. They discuss Patrick Vieira's comments from the past three games and look into the contrast or evolution of the still relatively inexperienced head coach.
In the second segment, the color analyst for Fox Sports and one of the most polarizing pundits in soccer today, Alexi Lalas, joins the show to shed more light and depth on his thoughts on NYCFC, Villa, Pirlo and or course the rest of the beautiful Pigeons.
The guys wrap up the show with some final thoughts on the week and look ahead at the tough task of taking on Atlanta United in front of another sellout crowd this Sunday.
May 17th, 2017
With a full two-game week ahead for NYCFC, Mike and Jon jump right into the previews of both road games versus Real Salt Lake on Wednesday and Orlando City on Sunday. No predictions, just a look at what to expect against both teams and how Patrick Vieira might manage his roster rotation.
In the second segment, play-by-play announcer for FC Dallas and the voice on the TV for FS1 on Sunday's game, Mark Followill, joins the show. The guys dig deep into Mark's journey to where he is today, breakdown some keys from the Dallas draw and tackle the myths of Broadcaster jinxes.
In the final segment the guys give their final thoughts on NYCFC's performance, look ahead to the U20 World Cup beginning on Saturday in South Korea and more.
It's a long show, get ready.
May 3rd, 2017
Without Andrea Pirlo or David Villa, NYCFC head to Mapfre Stadium, a place they've never won and get a gritty 3-2 victory. Newcomers Ben Sweat and Manchester City Loanee, Yangel Herrera both factored heavily into the outcome teaming up for the equalizer in the second half. Herrera also getting an assist on NYCFC's goal ahead goal.
After breaking down the game and discussing what this outcome means for the future of NYCFC, Mike and Jon invite Eric Quintana (@EricGQuintana) from Mouths of the South Podcast to join the show and breakdown the Atlanta United ahead of their first trip to New York.
April 19th, 2017
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.
April 5th, 2017
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.
March 28th, 2017
NYCFC had four key misses in their home game versus Montreal on Saturday. Those missed chances cost the club 2 points as Montreal drew NYCFC 1-1. Mike and Jon discuss the game and some of the post game comments from some of the key players.
In the second segment the guys are joined by Charlie Boehm from Four Four Two and SoccerWire.com. They talk about what it takes to succeed in Yankee Stadium and touch on the USMNT.
March 16th, 2017
On the Thursday before the NYCFC Home Opening Game at Yankee Stadium, the club assembled a few of their players for the annual Media Day. Mike and Jon begin the show discussing some of the key points from the day and listen to interviews from some of the guys including newcomers, Alex Ring and Rodney Wallace.
In the second segment Mike and Jon are joined by an old fan favorite, former NYCFC defender, Jeb Brovsky. Together they discuss Jeb's time with not only NYCFC but also Montreal Impact, the opponent for this Saturday's game.
Finally, in the last segment the guys breakdown the NYCFC 4-0 victory over DC United. They might heap the praise on pretty thick, but then again, it was a dominant performance.
March 8th, 2017
When Kaka went down with the hamstring injury, NYCFC became the favorite to win this game and if nothing else, should have walked away with a point. Enter Joe Bednick. Sometimes a hot keeper is enough to keep a team in a game and with NYCFC's defense (and midfield; Andrea - cough, cough) providing Cyle Larin with a great opportunity, the should be's became should have been's.
Mike and Jon discuss the first game from 2017. They also give out the first Bronx Bomber and Bronx Cheer awards of the season. Then in the second segment welcome Matt Reed from NBC Sports Soccer on the show to get his thoughts on the game and how he thinks the Eastern Conference will flesh out. All that and some fun MLS Fantasy talk.
March 1st, 2017
NYCFC added five players in the last week. Jon and Mike discuss the players that the team added and predict their roles in the 2017 roster. Jon adds that he believes that the team is fully focused on winning MLS Cup this year.
The guys also discuss the two preseason games and specifically the Video Assisted Replay event from Saturday's game that resulted in David Villa's red card.
In the second segment Mike and Jon welcome San Antonio FC head coach, Darren Powell, to discuss NYCFC and their USL affiliation.
March 1st, 2017
Mike and Jon discuss the final preseason game for the 2017 season. It was an important game because NYCFC debuted three players for the game. The guys close out the first segment with their thoughts on where players sit on the Depth Chart; who starts, who's competing, who's not even close? It's all there.
The second segment features one of NYCFC's newest podcasters, Ian Joy. Ian gives his impressions on what this team is capable of achieving if the pieces fit together. He also talks about his new project, Soccer Joy NYCFC.
The show ends with a talk about the news that NYCFC is adding a Girls' Academy program this year and some 2017 first team predictions.