Your Boys in Blue are back at it in anticipation of the end of NYCFC's international break. Trey and Jake break down the week's news, including Euros chatter, USMNT ascendant, and of course, the long-awaited, long-expected confirmation of Santi Rodriguez and what it means for the NYCFC roster, top to bottom. THEN: a brief but sharp-eyed preview of how our customary line-up stacks against Bruce Arena's top-of-the-table Revs, and a little further prognostication on the Atlanta United front. Make sure you charged overnight: you've got Blue Balls.
This week it’s nothing but joy on the pod as Trey and Jake ring in a massive 2-1 ten-man victory over Bob Bradley’s LAFC. We break down the Cacha card, first minutes for Talles, Izzy Tajouri-Shradi’s superstar turn as a super-sub, Medina’s continuing form... all the good shit.
Then: Trey basks in the glow of Chelsea’s spot atop the champions league and Jake & Trey break down the competitions to keep eyes on during this international break, including Eurodrama and the US men’s Nacional team. Plus: what our ex girlfriends are up to. We can hear it in your voices and we can feel it in your tweets: you’ve got Blue Balls.
Jake & Trey sigh through a second disappointing match recap looking to break down the particulars of a shock 1-2 loss to Columbus Crew. After agreeing there isn't much new to talk about, your Blue Balls boys proceed to talk about it AT LENGTH, breaking down NYCFC's fumbled final third attacks, the return of Maxi Moralez, substitutions, turnovers, plays of beauty and plays of woe. And maybe we talk a little about those two f*cking free kicks as well.
THEN: Some chat about rival stadiums and fan-player relations, the Talles Magno presser and the Brazilian age-to-come, and most importantly, Olivia Rodrigo's new album. Plus a pint-size precap to an LAFC match away that promises white-knuckle moments galore. You ain't seen nothin' yet, folks -- you've got Blue Balls.
We're in it now, Blue Ballers. Jake & Trey, in the shadow of the 1-1 loss against a hobbled Toronto, break down the good the bad and the ugly of a match that, at the end, came down to good old MLS Refball. But we hit all the topics: the Cacha-Keaton dazzlers, the fizzling front, the abuse of Andres Jasson, and a surprisingly firm back line!
THEN: the meat you've been waiting for! Fresh legs are on the field: TALLES MAGNO has signed with the club from Brazil. We talk about how Talles represents exactly the brazilian-aesthetic style of play we've been praising elsewhere in this team, and exactly what expectations Talles is entering to. Plus, our weekly Santi Rodriguez rundown and a five star review of being blacked out at Gudi Thorarrinson's concert in Brooklyn. And of course a slapdash preview of Columbus. You know it, you lust for it, but keep it together -- you've got Blue Balls.
OR: Cacha On The Flip Side; OR: Morales/z Low
Ahoy-hoy, BLUE ballers, we've missed you terribly. Jake and Trey are back and shooting for a regular early-week record to satisfy all your blue-balled needs, starting THIS week, with a recap of the 1-1 CORKER against Orlando City. We knew it was going to be a tough one and our boys in blue did not disappoint, bringing home a point through tremendous team effort - and we cover it all from Cacha rockets to Medina near-misses to Taty shots that left observers praying to an absent God.
THEN: the briefest of talking points to review Gotham FC in the Challenge Cup final, a potentially predictive Chelsea-Man City match, and of course, the massive conglomerate financial group at the heart of NYCFC, Sol Cacao and their brand new small business sponsorship. And finally, a quick and optimistic preview of the 1pm matinee match against Toronto this Saturday. Whistle while you work -- you've got Blue Balls.
Ahoy-hoy Blue Ballers. We're back for yet another week of NYCFC breakdowns, takedowns, and shakedowns. Trey and Jake recap the highly heartening 2-0 win in Philadelphia, and what it portends for the futures of Taty, Medina, Morales and James Sands, among others.
THEN: the conclusion to the Palmeiras transfer drama, the return of Heber, the incoming arrival of Thiago Andrade, Europe, Gotham, and MORE. And finally, a lightning-fast precap of Saturday's match against perennial rivals Orlando. Call the fire department and have them hose you down -- you've got Blue Balls.
Or: (Ooh! Ahh!) I Wanna Kno-o-ow If You'll Be My GAL; Or: I Bet You Want The Gudis / Got You All Hot & Bothered
Ahoy-hoy, Blue Balls Nation, and welcome to the REAL start of Season Seven -- that loss in DC was just extended preseason and every true soccer fan knows the season only starts when you win a match 5-0 against a hobbled recent expansion team on only set piece goals!!
Trey & Jake break down those five goals, admirably named one through five off the cuff, plus more in-depth analysis of opportunities in wing play, stacking Maxi up front, and the first clean sheet of the season for GK and captain of our hearts Sean Johnson.
THEN: A little discussion of Chris Campbell's bureaucratic bombshell report on stadium movement, and Trey's dissection of Brazilian sport outlets as we try to ascertain just what - if anything - is going to happen to Taty Castellanos! And finally, a sweet little precap of Saturday's match against Philly. The doctor's office is understaffed, so just stay home and drink lots of fluids -- you've got Blue Balls.
Ahoy-hoy, Blue Ballers and welcome to Season Seven, proper. After fifteen minutes in heaven followed by 75 minutes in hell, NYCFC began their 2021 campaign with a two-one loss to a messy DC United side -- and your boys are here to break it all down. Jake & Trey talk offensive woes, defensive high points, sub impacts from some exciting new faces, and how to navigate the emotional rollercoasters of early-season matches.
THEN: a review of the Malte Amundsen and Brad Sims press conferences, and an obligatory Super League hot take or two. Plus: a lightning-quick preview of Cincy this weekend. Will our boys be able to give us a happy Home Opener? We'll find out this Saturday. And if you have time before then, throw on the podcast and take a little You time: you've got Blue Balls.
Ahoy-hoy, Blue Ballers, and welcome to part two of your preseason preview. With regular season play just a scant few days away, your boys Jake & Trey have no shortage of hot goss and top notch takes-that-are-hot to share with you, which is why they spend almost thirty goddamn minutes (don't worry, we edited) talking about Sean Johnson taking the captain's armband.
BUT AFTER THAT: no end to the soccer takes in sight as our boys take on the trouble with Red Bull Arena, the resurgence of Taty rumors, and the Santi hype train leaving the station. And of course, our perennial OVER/UNDER MATCH, in which Jake and Trey make some amateur nonsense predictions and are proven big dummies every year. Play along at home and let us know how badly you beat us!
Is that the aftershock of the second vaxx? Nope, you've just got Blue Balls.
Ahoy Blue Ball-niacs and welcome back to our ignominious sixth offseason round up series. Trey and Jake have missed you, and decided to awake from a three month slumber to recap all the tasty changes from last season to the next. We talk all things newbies, all things potential newbies, LIES, and where we go from here. This was recorded before we signed Alfredo "King Pasta" Morales, but the ideas remain the same to be sure! Spring is springing, vaccines are popping off, and we inch ever closer to death... and soccer! We may squeeze another preseason show to talk stadium(s) and over/unders before we start some games so hope on your lucky stars that we get our shit together by next week. Vax on, Shirts off, you've got Blue Balls. (Post-pod music by funkyouJEFF)