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A weekly discussion of all things soccer centered around New York City Football Club.

A weekly discussion of all things soccer centered around New York City Football Club.
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A weekly discussion of all things soccer centered around New York City Football Club.






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Breaking Down NYCFC's Draw In Atlanta

We talk about the 2-2 result in Atlanta in front of the raucous and ardent supporters at Mercedes-Benz Stadium; The impact of having Alex Ring back in the starting XI and David Villa off the bench earlier than expected; There is a rendering of a potential NYCFC soccer-specific stadium at Harlem River Yards - is it legit?; VAR news at the World Cup; And a look at Toronto FC’s disappointing result in the Concacaf Champions League


NYCFC Still Undefeated!

After New York City FC routed Real Salt Lake, 4-0 on Wednesday night, we take a close look at the reasons for NYCFC’s dominance and their early-season success. We also preview NYCFC at Atlanta on Sunday -- the top two teams in MLS squaring off. Roberto leads the discussion of the CONCACAF Champions League -- he was at Red Bull Arena, where the New York Red Bulls fell short in the semi-finals. Plus the UEFA Champions League. What a week of soccer!.


NYCFC Winning Without Villa

David Villa has missed the last three matches, yet New York City FC is undefeated through five games to open the MLS season. In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas review NYCFC's second win on the road, at San Jose, and the spectacular tying goal by Anton Tinnerholm. Also, John was in Los Angeles for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Galaxy debut. He describes the atmosphere at StubHub Center.


Breaking Down NYCFC-Revolution Draw

In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas review New York City FC's 2-2 draw at New England and give their thoughts on the players filling in for David Villa, Alex Ring and Rodney Wallace. NYCFC will be on the road again this weekend in San Jose. Plus a new MLS rivalry will be born this weekend when LAFC hosts the LA Galaxy. The guys discuss.


No Villa, No Problem

We look at how New York City FC won their game against Orlando City without their captain, David Villa; Also, the merits of Ben Sweat getting a call into the USMNT sometime in the future; We delve into the specifics of why left-footed players have the edge over right-footers.


Another Home-Opening Victory For NYCFC

New York City FC is still unbeaten in home openers after defeating the L.A. Galaxy on Sunday, 2-1. "Soccer in the City" hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas review that result and how the fullbacks have emerged in coach Patrick Vieira’s system. Also, the guys preview of the Orlando City SC match on Saturday and discuss MLS' historic victories against Liga MX in the CONCACAF Champions League.


Opening Day Victory, Galaxy Up Next

New York City FC with a huge win on opening day at Sporting KC and there were newcomers who played a vital role in the result. Alex Ring will give his post-game thoughts on two of them; NYCFC prepares for their home opener on Sunday when they welcome the L.A. Galaxy and we take a close look at the matchup; the NY Red Bulls make history in the CONCACAF Champions League in Tijuana.


NYCFC Signs Ofori, Plus Starting XI Predictions

Ebenezer Ofori was acquired Wednesday by New York City FC and the boys talk about how he might fit into the midfield - after not having played a competitive match since September of 2017; We also make our starting XI predictions for opening day and offer our opinion about which of the newcomers (not including Jesus Medina) will provide the biggest impact; The CONCACAF Champions League and which of the five MLS teams has the best chance to finally win the title.


NYCFC Preseason So Far

Glenn, Roberto and John preview New York City FC’s preseason match Tuesday night in Mexico against second division side, Atlético de San Luis. John was in Los Angeles for the games against LAFC and the L.A. Galaxy and he shares his experiences there. Glenn covered the U.S. Soccer presidential election in Orlando, and the boys all chime in on the new man in charge, Carlos Cordeiro.


US Soccer Election, NYCFC Camp Arrivals, And More

With the US Soccer Presidential election set for Saturday, the boys talk about Sunil Gulati’s recent comments about the tone of the campaigns and an Instagram posted by Eric Wynalda supporter, Jermaine Jones; There were two more arrivals into NYCFC pre-season camp ahead of future exhibitions against LA Galaxy and LAFC; The potential arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Galaxy is good business - but is it good for the soccer?


Jack Harrison Transfer, NYCFC New Arrivals And More

Our lead item, a twist in the transfer of Jack Harrison to England; We update the new arrivals at NYCFC pre-season; Considering the current roster, will Patrick Vieira consider a change in system this season; Beckham and Miami now in MLS and other league notes; US Soccer not the only Federation with a crazy presidential race.


Talking MLS SuperDraft With NYCFC's Claudio Reyna, Patrick Vieira

Claudio Reyna explains why NYCFC took a goalkeeper in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft and why the draft remains an important part of first-team rosters. Preseason is underway, and we look at the most recent acquisitions and what their immediate impact might be, if Jack Harrison is destined for Stoke City in the English Premeir League and how that is impacting Patrick Vieira’s choices on the forward line. Also, Roberto talks one-on-one with Vieira after the draft. And more on the...


NYCFC Adds 2

In the latest episode of the “Soccer in the City” podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas take a close look at the most recent NYCFC signees and speculate whether a striker may be added through the MLS SuperDraft. Also, what will Landon Donovan contribute to Liga MX, all but one US Soccer presidential candidate will be at the national coaches convention, and Lord Glenn returns from England.


NYCFC's Young DP, And Player Needs

The boys are back with a close look at the versatile Young Designated Player signed by NYCFC over the holidays, Jesus Medina, plus other player needs before the start of the season. Also, the MLS not a “retirement league” anymore. And across the river, will Sacha Kljesten and Kemar Lawrence be gone from the Red Bulls?


NYCFC Adds Some Defensive Muscle

NYCFC’s first ever draft choice, Khiry Shelton, is traded to Sporting KC in exchange for their 2016 Defender of the Year, Saad Abdul-Salaam; the top defender in the Swedish first division, Anton Tinnerholm signs on a free transfer from Malmo FF; Patrick Vieira visits Napoli and suggests that he would like to coach in Italy one day; Hope Solo is reportedly one of the eight candidates who submitted the required three nominations for USSF Presidential election.


Race for US Soccer president, NYCFC's pursuit of Belmont

On the latest edition of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, Glenn Crooks and Roberto Abramowitz discuss the wide-open race for US Soccer president, NYCFC's pursuit of a new stadium at Belmont Park, and Saturday's MLS Cup final between Seattle and Toronto.


Previewing MLS Cup Final

In this episode of #SoccerInTheCity, Glenn Crooks, John Rojas and Roberto Abramowitz break down the MLS Conference Finals and set-up MLS Cup as the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC meet again. Also, they take a look at the list of players New York City FC has dropped and are surprised by some of the players who were let go. With the World Cup Draw being the item of the day on Friday morning, John and Robert break down the groups and make their early predictions on who advances to the...


Talking MLS Conference Finals, More

We review the first leg of the MLS Conference Finals ; Michael Bradley apparently not supporting #SaveTheCrew but will Austin be a good MLS city? The TV overlap and missing Svensson’s goal.


Previewing The Expansion Draft

We take a close look at the Expansion Draft and predict which players NYCFC will protect; Patrick Vieira loves Yaya Toure but he will not be heading to NYCFC for pre-season; The USMNT and Bruce Arena in studio for FS1 with some odd commentary; How the youngsters performed against Portugal.


What's Next For NYCFC?

NYCFC eliminated from playoffs - what’s next? ; A look back at how close City came in the second leg vs. Columbus Crew SC; How the MLS semi-finals shape up; Referees constantly surrounded - what to do?


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