A deflated pip pip cheerio, Blue Ballers, and welcome to an unexpected penultimate ep of your favorite only NYCFC talkathon. Jake and Trey try to make some sense of the collapse against the crimson Canadians suffered this past week. BUT FIRST — a visitor from a neighboring Blue Media Member has some real life, Woodward and Bernstein ass Investigative Journalism to promote on the pod, and we’re there for all of it. You don’t want to miss this unusually hot stove. Plus: the rumor mill in full swing again, and the long-awaited results of this year’s Over/Under bonanza as reported by Trey. (So can we really trust the numbers?) Raise a glass pigeon fam — this week, all you have is Blue Balls. Thanks again to Chris Campbell and The Outfield, find him @SoupinNYC27 and them @OutfieldNYCFC and theoutfield.org. <3
or: We Don't Talk About Toronto So Don't Go Looking
Salaam, Blue Ballers, and hoo boy do we have a jam-packed show for you today. Of course we preview NYCFC's chances at silverware in the 2019 MLS Playoffs -- THAT'S A GIVEN -- but too you can expect Jake and Trey to take the temperature on the Berhalter Bros and unpack the latest grim results from the USMNT. Then: full assessment of an early-starting silly season, with Mertens, Giroud, and potential gaffer Giovanni van Bronckhorst tied to the club. Plus: premier league wife fight! a little Jill Ellis jawing, a little Carli Lloyd chat, review of the injury report, and promises of an over/under review that is unfortunately RAIN DELAYED for next week. Sit down or you might get dizzy -- you've got Blue Balls.
Good morrow, Blue Ballers, and welcome to another NYCFC week of blue-basted soccer. Jake and Trey recap the stunning demolition of Atlanta and the not-so-delightful dissection of our favorite side by Bruce Arena’s tenacious New England side. victory and defeat both have lessons aplenty for our Boys in Blue and we dig into all of them. Then: stadium chatter (not that kind) as NYCFC looks to the postseason schedule from their high ground vantage at the Top of the East. Plus: a somewhat conjecture-filled Philly precap. Slip it on till the break of dawn - you’ve got Blue Balls.
Sksksk and-I-oopers and welcome to another week of Blue Balls! Good moods abound as NYCFC takes 7 from a shockingly short week, including an unexpected dissection of the markiest men since Biz or the Funky Bunch, and an examination of a depleted Pigeons side against Toronto. Plus: reviews of our lesser-celebrated Blue Ballers in the face of onslaught, a discussion of dive culture, and for some reason, the XFL. Do some pushups and sing the anthem — you’ve got Blue Balls.
Ciao, Blue Ballers, and welcome to a mid-week roundup of Blue action in the midst of our three-game seven-day shitshow. Jake and Trey reflect on a messy and maddening New England match, with three points borne on the back of the unexpectedly clutch Jesus Medina. We break down exactly why that rules and why it shouldn’t change what you expect from our most controversial DP. Plus, Parks in the back, Sweat all over, and Maxi making the hard calls. Then, USMNT chats and a lightning-quick Toronto and San Jose preview. Release the beast - you’ve got Blue Balls.
Alt. title: The Un-Heberable Shite-ness of Being (Ruled Out For The Rest Of Regular Season Play).
Bienvenidos, Blue Ballerinos, to another rapturous pod week of all things Blue. Jake and Trey jump back in time to discuss the highly heartening victory over a flagging Red Bulls at home, then move on to a decisive road win over the messy Vancouver. But the coming weeks pose more threats, including a freshly battered Heber, a slew of international call-ups, and three teams in seven days that we could certainly have found in worse form than they are. Plus: USMNT camp preview, Dome-talk, some breaking waves down at Hot Stove Cove, and the talking points theme song. Take a few breaths - you’ve got Blue Balls.
Ahoy-hoy Blue Ballers and thanks for tuning in to yet another pod talk blitz from your favorite blue balls boys. Jake is back this week and after a bit of Rec League Recap it’s off to the races dissecting the hotly debated match against Columbus Crew midweek - and what it means for a Red Bulls rivalry week rendezvous this weekend. Plus more Epstein talk, a little Barstool intrigue, and other talking points galore. Set your phasers to “smang” - you’ve got Blue Balls.
Come one come ball young blue ballerinos, and welcome back to continued disappointment on the field and in your ear holes! Jake is gone so the homie and pod lawyer Steve fills in to be barraged by Houston and Atlanta recaps, sanctimonious yelling at fans, and conspiracy theories a plenty. Finally, if we don't beat Cincinnati we riot. Like Ghislaine Maxwell thinking she could escape persecution, you've got Blue Balls
Glory be, Blue Ballers, and welcome to another week of soccer pod talk. Straight from a 3-1 loss in god’s own Salt Lake City, NYCFC is hurting and rattling the nerves of its diehards — and Jake and Trey are here to break it down with no drama and all alacrity. Then: Jill Ellis’ replacement, the melee action defining this season’s Premier League openers, and a little mens’ prospectus discussion. And after: Houston & Atlanta on the horizon. Take off your magic undies — you’ve got Blue Balls.
Salutations, blue ballers. This week, Trey and Jake recap a commanding 3-1 victory over a limping Kansas City, including some encouraging tactical changes and a diverse offensive strategy; we do our best to unpack with parTICular emphasis on the team goal play style that lead to NYCFC's first goal. Plus, as a bonus, a little drunk reflection on the barn-burner against Colorado. Then: pin talk, win talk, spin talk, and a slapdash RSL preview. Don't wake the homeless guy sleeping on the downtown Hot Car -- he's got Blue Balls.