Soccer in the City Podcast

with Tom Kolker, Glenn Crooks, Roberto Abramowitz and John Rojas

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with Tom Kolker, Glenn Crooks, Roberto Abramowitz and John Rojas
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2019-06-07 16:40
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Victory Over Cincinnati, And The Looming Open Cup

New York City FC thrashed FC Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, 5-2. The boys will review all the highlights from that one and how the team must now prepare for the U.S. Open Cup match next Wednesday night at St. John’s University.The Pige... author

NYCFC's Progression Since Torrent Arrived

Head coach Dome Torrent commented that the first half hour Saturday’s match in Chicago was the worst his team has played this year. New York City FC still managed a 1-1 draw with the Fire to extend their unbeaten streak to a league-high eight games.  T... author

Layoff Good Or Bad For NYCFC?

Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas talk about whether the break in New York City FC's schedule was good for the team or bad considering its seven-game unbeaten streak following the 2-0 win in LA over the Galaxy two weekends ago... author

Discussing NYCFC's Recent Hot Streak

We have a lot of discussion about the New York City FC season up to this point coming off a third consecutive road win against the Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy. City are now unbeaten in their last seven matches with four victories after opening... author

Jonathan Lewis Trade

On the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas share their thoughts on the Jonathan Lewis trade and New York City FC's recent six-game unbeaten run, which is the longest acti... author

A 3-Back Or 4-Back System?

With James Sands likely out for the match against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, the boys ponder whether coach Dome Torrent and New York City FC will remain in a three-back system -- which has helped them to their first two wins of the season and a f... author

NYCFC Wins Two Straight

New York City FC have won two in a row - their first two wins of the season and the boys review the wins at DC United on Sunday and home to the Chicago Fire on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The new striker, Héber is leading the forward line and Sean Joh... author

NYCFC Off To A Rough Start

New York City FC is winless in their first five matches and their inability to score is a focal point. The boys talk about how City can overcome the slow start with a difficult test in Minnesota where the Loons are christening Allianz Field - one of 7 ... author

Ugly Loss To Alejandro Pozuelo, Toronto FC

On the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas discuss New York City FC’s dreadful 4-0 loss at Toronto FC, which featured the MLS debut of Toronto’s new designated player, Al... author

NYCFC's Early Season Progress, Heber's Impact

The early season progress of New York City FC and the expectations going to Toronto for a Friday night matchup with the Reds. The boys also anticipate the arrival of Brazilian forward Héber and evaluate what kind of impact he can have with the club.  A... author

NYCFC's Slow Start To The Season

New York City FC has begun the season with three points from three matches and six of the next eight games are on the road. Did they miss an opportunity by drawing their last two home matches?  The boys will evaluate that plus discuss the emergence of ... author

Where Are NYCFC's Goals Coming From?

In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas try and answer this: where are the goals going to come from for NYCFC? That continues to be a talking point for New York City F... author

Reaction To Season Opener

The boys review the 2-2 result at Orlando City. Was this a good point to take away on the road?  Plus, a look ahead to the home opener against DC United on Sunday. Also, is there too much publicity for 16-year old Efraín Álvarez at LA Galaxy following ... author

Opening Weekend Is Here

It’s opening weekend in MLS and the boys preview the New York City FC match at Orlando City SC. Is NYCFC a better team this year? That’s part of the discussion with a close look at the returning players and the newcomers.  Also, what are the expectatio... author

Preseason Talk

Back with a new episode - we talk about the preseason roster and define the “false 9” that has been used by NYCFC in its first two scrimmages - and was coaches by City head coach Dome Torrent during his time with Pep Guardiola. Also, a look around the ... author

Chanot's Contract, Replacing Villa's Output

Maxime Chanot signed a multi-year contract with NYCFC and the boys talk about how important that was for the club moving forward. What are the expectations of the remaining players to replace the scoring output of David Villa? The phenomenon in Atlanta... author

Reviewing The Fallout From NYCFC's Playoff Exit

On this week’s episode, Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, John Rojas and Glenn Crooks analyze what went wrong as New York City FC failed to advanced past the Conference Semifinals for the third consecutive season. The guys also discuss the speculation su... author

NYCFC-Atlanta United First Leg Review, Second Leg Preview

New York City FC is down a road goal going into the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals. What were the problems in the 1-0 defeat at Yankee Stadium and how can they be corrected to allow City to advance to the Conference Finals? Join Tom Ko... author

Knockout Round Review, Conference Semifinals Preview

Join hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, John Rojas and Glenn Crooks as they review New York City FC’s recent playoff win over Philadelphia and preview the next round of the MLS postseason against Atlanta. author

Headed To Knockout Round

New York City FC celebrated a strong performance to close out the regular season against the Philadelphia Union -- the same team it will face in the knockout round of the MLS playoffs Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Join the hosts of the "Soccer in the Ci... author

The Playoffs Are Just Around The Corner

Dome Torrent said he knows his preferred starting XI when New York City FC plays in the knock-out round of the MLS Playoffs. First, the Decision Day finale at home against the Philadelphia Union.  The boys predict what that starting group will look lik... author

Previewing NYCFC-DC United

In the latest edition of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, John Rojas and Roberto Abramowitz preview the New York City FC vs. D.C. United matchup this Sunday. How big a game is it really for the Boys in Blue? They can lose in D.C. and... author

When Will USMNT Hire Arena's Permanent Successor?

We take a close look at the USA-Colombia friendly and ponder whether it is an issue that the USMNT still does not have a permanent replacement for Bruce Arena; Columbus Crew SC coach Greg Berhalter is the likely successor - if so, shouldn’t he have bee... author

Is NYCFC's 3-Week Break A Blessing Or A Curse?

The boys discuss the most recent NYCFC matches and whether a three-week break is good for the final stretch of the season; Will DC United be City’s first round opponent and is that a good thing?; A close look at the race for the Suppoerters Shield and ... author

Breaking Down Impact Game

The boys reviewed the game in Montreal against the Impact. Look forward to the next weeks before the end of the Regular Season and what is the difference between getting to the Playoff in top form or on a wining streak. Plus, some opinions on the lates... author

Previewing NYCFC Vs. Montreal

The boys look ahead to Saturday’s match in Montreal against the Impact. We’ll hear the opinions of how vital it is for New York City FC to be in top form heading into the playoffs. Also, the merits of Jonathan Lewis sent out on loan the success of Bron... author

Little To Show For Dominant Performances

Today we talk about two dominant performances from New York City FC that resulted in only one point in the standings; Should Dome Torrent and NYCFC be more concerned about form or results heading into the playoffs; Wondering when will the U.S. Men’s Na... author

Latest Hudson River Derby Match Ends In Epic Draw

In the latest episode of 'Soccer In The City', Spanish NYCFC radio analyst Ariel Judas joins the guys replacing Glenn Crooks to talk about Wednesday’s epic 1-1 tie between New York City FC and the Red Bulls in the Hudson River Derby.  Is the second hal... author

Villa, Tajouri-Shradi Shine In Win

The triumphant return of David Villa and the precise finishing of Ismael Tajouri-Shradi stand out in a win at Toronto FC. But still a lot defensive questions surround Domè Torrent’s team. The guys also preview NYCFC’s next match at Philadelphia on Satu... author

Best NYCFC Showing To Date Under Torrent?

Was the 2-2 tie the best match that New York City FC has played under Domè Torrent? The boys will have various opinions on that, plus the emergence of 19-year-old transfer Valentín Castellanos who started and scored after just three training sessions w... author

All-Star Game Review; MLS Rule Blocks Villa From Saturday's Game

In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, the guys review the MLS All-Star Game and the league rules that prevent David Villa from playing this weekend for New York City FC. Also, a review of the recent road trip to Orlando City and Se... author

Recapping NYCFC Wins Over Red Bulls, Impact

We return to discuss the Hudson River Derby, the dominant win over Montreal, the NYCFC Academy National Championship and the World Cup final. author

Torrent Arrives, World Cup Surprises

This week, the boys discuss how New York City FC will handle game day in the event new coach Domenec Torrent does not obtain his visa and the World Cup has offered some surprises and great stories. author

What's Patrick Vieira NYCFC Legacy?

The legacy of Patrick Vieira and the arrival of Pep Guardiola’s “right hand man” Domenec Torrent at New York City FC; The 2026 will be in the United States, Mexico and Canada - with the final at Met Life Stadium in the great state of New Jersey; The 20... author

Is Patrick Vieira Leaving NYCFC?

The boys address the recurring rumors that Patrick Vieira will leave New York City FC for Nice of Ligue 1; Another U.S. Open Cup loss to the New York Red Bulls; Vieira says it is very important for the club to establish a USL team; A look ahead to the ... author

NYCFC's Rough Day Vs. Dynamo

Today we take a close look at the reasons for NYCFC's second-half collapse at Houston; Orlando City comes in to Yankee Stadium winless in their last three matches;  the USMNT unveiled six newcomers against Bolivia; and VAR discussion has returned! author

With YES Network's Joe Tolleson

In the latest episode of the "Soccer in the City" podcast, YES Network play-by play man Joe Tolleson joins the boys. There was a lot of discussion about the Patrick Vieira stories out of France after NYCFC's dominant 4-0 win over Colorado. Also, the gu... author

LAFC Draw, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi's Return And More

NYCFC has a good reaction to derby loss in well earned 2-2 draw at LAFC; The club welcomed Ismael Tajouri-Shradi back to the squad to score the late equalizer off the bench - will he start versus Colorado on Saturday?; 21 MLS Players selected to prelim... author

NYCFC Shut Out By Red Bulls, LAFC On Deck

The boys give their take on Saturday's big Hudson River Derby loss; A look ahead to NYCFC’s match at the exciting expansion side, LAFC; Wayne Rooney in MLS? The boys say in unison, “we hope not!" author

NYCFC Gets Back On Track, Red Bulls Up Next

New York City FC still has not lost back-to-back games since April 2016 after knocking off previously unbeaten FC Dallas. The guys take a look ahead at the Hudson River Derby, in which the NY Red Bulls host NYCFC, and discuss why the Boys in Blue have ... author

NYCFC Falls To Timbers

The boys look back at NYCFC's Portland loss and the tactics utilized with success by the Timbers; Patrick Vieira says, “he’s ready.”; The unveiling of a new training facility in Orangeburg; A stadium update (but nothing really new); Tommy Mac has posit... author

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 poten... author

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... author

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 N... author

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 ... author

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... author

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 Pat... author

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 t... author

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 of... author

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. G... author