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.
Happy hump day, Blue Ballers, and welcome to another episode of teeth gnashing and glass smashing NYCFC coverage. Sturm und drang to spare this week as Trey and Jake review an infuriating Red Bulls derby day that, but for an embarrassed ref and a league with an abysmal record of player defense, could have turned out quite different. Then a pivot to the soccer, with heavy analysis of the return of Sean John, the Mata-Sweat problem, and the press-counterpress action on the field. THEN: a casual pre-cap of NYCFC's date with its once-prodigal son, Jonathan Lewis -- and the unpredictable Colorado Rapids. Don't forget to stretch; the air in Colorado is thinner, and after all you've got Blue Balls.
Howdy blue pardners, and welcome to another week of Blue Balls. Ya boiz are in rare form with no shortage of points to talk in the final fully stuffed week of the Summer of Soccer, in which we saw the end, either literal or spiritual, of no fewer than four major cups. Jake and Trey talk NYCFC's ignominious bounce out of their best-ever Open Cup run, as well as some recap energy for Seattle and Portland matches last week. Then, breakdowns of the USMNT (oof!!) and USWNT (crying waterfalls emoji) in two very different tournament finals. Finally, a brief and handwringing derby precap. You can manspread on the train to Harrison - after all, you've got Blue Balls.
The Summer Of Soccer is in full swing and Trey and Jake receive it with open arms — first a breakdown of the highly educational 4-2 home victory over Philadelphia, including breakdown analysis of Alex Ring, Maxi Moralez, clutch no. 2 keeper Brad Stuver, fan favorite Keaton Parks, and of course the man of the week Taty Castellanos in arguably his most encouraging outing in the blues this year. After that, we talk Hawaiian shirts (with a cameo from Section 234 Legend Chris Choi!), spill the tea on the USWNT’s England victory, spill some tears for the state of the men’s game, and close it out with a pre-cascadian precap of Seattle and Portland.
Bem Vindo Os Fenomenos and welcome to another week of your least favorite hyper-niche podcast! This week we are joined again by the beloved blog-ineer Dummy Run, who sits down with a high fevered Trey and friend of the pod Jada to recap all things CUPS. U.S. Open, Gold, World; you name it we got it. We dive into the schedule ahead and what to look forward to in a jam packed July as well. Be sure to bookmark theoutfield.org as well as following @thedummyrun and @outfieldnycfc on twitter. Call your friend Chad who takes raquetball way too seriously, you've got Blue Balls.
Bailamos, Blue Ballers! with twenty goals worth celebrating across the last week we certainly have something to dance about and Jake and Trey do that dance in style. FIRST, a review of a seven goal rout against Cincy, including five goals scored BOTFOT! (By our team for our team, no bootleg). Then, talking points on Keats, Sands, and the dramatic difference between Boys and Girls on the national stage. Finally; the young guns take up the mantle as the most meaningless competition in us soccer - the US OPEN CUP - looms on the horizon. We predict chaos. Button up for company - you’ve got Blue Balls.
One for all and all for four! Our Women of the stars and stripes are going for back to back World Cup titles, so why not have two dudes tell you what they will be looking for when the USA kicks off in France? Mike from the esteemed Blue City Radio joins Trey to preview the strengths, weaknesses, roster battles, and story lines to watch for in this exciting month, while stitching in player interviews from the USWNT World Cup media day of recent. Dive in and strap on that blind patriotism, cause you've got red, white, and blue balls. (Big special thanks to Blue City Radio for setting this special ep up and chopping it together!)
Ching Ching, Blue Ballers, and welcome to another week of podorotic asphyxiation. This week we dig into a surprisingly disappointing draw against Chicago and get to the bottom of what stymied the creativity of an injuryless squad. Then: world cups abound, boots on the ground, and the fabulous sound. Also, when do they get the hats? Don’t ask without saluting — you’ve got Blue Balls.