Welcome Blue Ballers! In part 2 of this week's ep: USMNT intrigue! And a deep dive into the politics and the ball-itics of NWSL's upcoming sixth season, which opens for business this weekend - in which Trey finally picks a league team to root for. And then: just a little New England precap - gotta spend SOME time with the boys in blue. shouts to code name "Spirolateral" who singlehandedly lifted us out of poverty and into podcasting affluence with his generous donation. If you want to challenge him as our MVP (most valuable papa) mosey on over to cash.me/$blueballs and drop a sous or two in the tip jar! Is that burning sensation the acid bile of a Houston Dash without Christen Press? No, man, you've just got Blue Balls.
Pomp and circumstance, Blue Ballers! Your rude boys are back in the ballin' business, and let me tell you, business-is-a-boomin'. Jake & Trey jump on the horn to lustily recap which confirmed what we already know: NYCFC is this year's unstoppable force, without an immovable object in sight. We unpack how we deconstructed Orlando for a second clean sheet and a third three points in three games, including the notable absence of striker and captain extraordinaire David Villa - plus a fair and honest assessment of newcomers Izzy T-S and Saad A-S in their offensive and defensive roles, respectively. Also, Concacaf Champions rules! Tighten your scarves and hold onto your butts: you've got Blue Balls.
Welcome back, Blue Ballers. After an uncannily lost episode, an event which never happens and which in no way is holding back the show, your favorite ball boys are finally ready to start season four RIGHT. We recap an enervating 2-1 victory at home over LA Galaxy, the redemption of a much-maligned new DP-na, the emergence of a new Scandinavian superstar, and everything on our wish list for the 2018 season. Jake and Trey break down the new boys, the old boys, and one conspicuously missing boy.
Then: all over MLS. La Liga partnerships. Concacaf Champions. A little USWNT recap. Some nasty talk with a short round of F/M/K. And, of course, a precap of the latest showdown with former gaffer Jason Kreis. Buckle that seatbelt and ride it high - you've got Blue Balls.
And just like that, MLS is back baby! No more slumming with the Champions League, no more Silly Season, just pure unadulterated American-ass soccer. And with the advent of spring, so come our Boys In Blue. Jake & Trey are hot on their heels with the annual over/under extravaganza and a precap of opening day's matchup against Sporting KFC. Will Medina swing a double-double? Will Patrick Vieira break his season ejection record? Will we ever keep a consistent release schedule? All these questions and your Twitter Qs are on the table, here on the victorious senior season of Blue Balls!
Like a friggin zombie dragon rising from an icy lake, your Boys In Blue return in the dead of winter for one last off-schedule preseason update. Trey and Jake are hot on the heels of an incredibly meaningless preseason series of games which have given absolutely nobody any useful information, with the hopeful exception of the Gaffer Himself, Patty Vi-Ergonomic Chair-a. We talk Medina, Haak-avani, Tinnerholm, and the probable Starting XI we saw match up against an equally-messy Montreal Impact for a 2-2 draw.
Then: a couple talking points, the professional retirement of Inaugural Mainstay Chris Wingert, and the ever-present question: who will score a friggin dang old goal when David Villa departs this team, perhaps this game, but never our hearts? Rock 'em or sock 'em, you've got Blue Balls.
Wilkommen blau baller, and join us for some more fracas in our continuing dramatic offseason hegemony. In this episode, your blue boys are back as Jake returns from Israel to ask if the Jack Harrison hubbub is-real. We check the swag rating of the new transfer boys Izzy, Jo, and Ceddy Wap, and finish up with a post-draft post-mortem. Will our beloved Brit be birthplace bound? If so, we will be left as we leave you today, with Blue Balls.
Happy New Year Blue Ballers! Ya boiz are back for the first part of our offseason extravaganza. In this mini-ep, we cover our new DP3 and first coming of Jesus to bring us to post-season salvation. Then, an overview of the roster as it stands and our (lack of) knowledge of mid-southern geography. Make sure you're wearing two pairs of socks in this deep freeze, else you've got blue balls.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
-John Stertzer, probably
Anyways, we're back y'all, and we've got a lot to catch up on with you all. We hope to mend your winter malaise with some hot stove action, wrap about the roster cuts, look forward to a rerun of last year's MLS cup final, and oh so much more.
Are you glad we're back? We hope so, you've got Blue Balls.
Ahoy-hoy Blue Ballers! Welcome back for another week of all things NYCFC. Jake & Trey record live, unintelligible commentary on the Atlanta-Columbus match in fevered anticipation of our two-legged playoff against the winner - who would turn out to be none other than the endangered Columbus Crew, fresh off their bout with us at Citi Field! We recap that bout and that field, discuss what the team looks like with all cylinders firing, take the temperature of the locker room post-match, and talk about what we can expect moving into playoffs season.
Then: More discussion of Anthony Precourt, The Total Piece Of Shit Who Owns The Crew, a little end-season Hot Stove chatter, and of course: PLAYOFF BRACKETS and the two blowout matches that brought both Pink Cows & White Caps into the next round. Take a bathroom break at work and pop this pod on - everyone knows you've got Blue Balls.
It's been a hard few days, blue ballers, but your intrepid cohorsts have returned - as rain or shine, good times and bad, these blue balls keep swinging.
Jake and Trey talk shop on a disappointing 2-1 loss that extends our one-goal-or-less streak to eight matches. Not exactly the form we want to be staring down the barrel of Decision Day facing, but our destiny is still in our hands and Jake & Trey break down some possible scenarios, some horrifying possibilities, and a forecast for the postseason future of this NYCFC squad. Plus: rabid chats on James Sands and the U-17 world cup, anxious speculation on Bruce Arena's ouster and the open manager slot yet to be filled, and of course a Columbus pre-cap that was recorded hours before the Columbus departure leak. See a tailor this weekend - you've got Blue Balls.
(Also the audio is a little messed up hope you don't hate us byeeeee)