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Independent New York City Football Club coverage. The NYCFC Nation Podcast’s goal is to provide an accountable sources of news, updates and articles relating to New York City FC. Previously known as the NYCFC Fan Podcast we also provide fans the only place to voice their opinions and reviews about the team.
 
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam start the show with a comprehensive update on the CBA talks between MLS and the MLSPA before shining a light on new Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas and a recent rebrand in Montreal. Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn…
 
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Jeff Rueter about a whole bunch of different topics pertaining to the American soccer landscape, including the ongoing MLS labor negotiations for the upcoming season, NWSL and the USSF "consciously uncoupling" in a surprise shift, self-relegation in USL and the merits thereof, and much much more! Sponsors! Quantic! Le…
 
Joe Lowery is joined by Will Parchman to talk about youth development in the United States! Will provides some phenomenal insight into current trends in American youth development, the differences between the Development Academy and MLS Next, USL's role in youth development, specific academies that are doing good work, peas (yes, peas), and much mo…
 
Joe and Taylor take a look at some specific moments (most good, some bad) from 10 of the many, many Americans in action around the world this past weekend. We also get intro broader conversations about their roles in the USMNT, their respective positions on the depth chart, areas for improvement, and much much more! Players discussed: 1) Matthew Ho…
 
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss an eventful weekend for the beautiful game! 0.00 - Marine vs. Tottenham: The Magic of the FA Cup was lightly sprinkled on Merseyside as eighth-tier Marine hosted Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. It was as uncompetitive as you’d imagine, but the event had plenty of highlights and quirks. 21.13…
 
On the first episode of Allocation Disorder in 2021, Paul and Sam are back to discussing MLS labor negotiations and the developments that have taken place since last they spoke. After that, it's on to some coaching changes with Greg Vanney now officially in charge of the Galaxy and Diego Alonso now officially not in charge in Miami. Plus, Mark McKe…
 
Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 7 Listener Questions: 1) - There is a popular phrase on foot-soccer-ball Twitter "the streets won't forget" about player who was great for a short period of time, such as "the streets won't forget Adel Taarabt". Who is your favorite "the streets won't forget" player? 2) - Weston McKennie for Paul Pogba straig…
 
On this episode, Joe Lowery, Adam Snavely, and Adam Snavely’s beard run through nine wonderful listener questions! They also formerly bang the gavel on the Total Soccer Show Opinion Machine, so there’s that. 2:30 - Michael Bradley has received a lot of hate with the USMNT. What was the last great game he had before the hate began? 13:28 - How would…
 
Joe and Taylor take a long look at the dual roster release that took place earlier today: one for the USMNT and one for the potential Olympic squad. Who will end up making that January camp friendly roster, which players have the best chance of challenging for time right now, and who could be critical in qualifying for the Olympics? After that, we …
 
Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven join forces to discuss the biggest events of the weekend in soccer! 0.00 - Mauricio Pochettino officially announced as PSG coach: Will the Argentine be suited to life in Paris? What kind of changes will he make to his team? 10.30 - Chelsea vs. Manchester City: In their best outing in nearly two years, City gave Frank …
 
As we sit on the precipice of 2021, Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey provide some soccer-themed resolutions for players, managers and teams around the world! Happy New Year, y'all! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happ…
 
This may not be a year that we all look back upon fondly, but we're dedicating today's show to celebrating everything good soccer has given us in 2020! That's right—Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey have lined up the categories and nominees for the most-anticipated awards ceremony since The Dundies! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... S…
 
Manuel Veth returns to the show to discuss all-things Bundesliga. We start off with a lengthy look at Dortmund (where did it go wrong for Favre, where do they go from here, why has Jadon Sancho started poorly, and how good is Gio Reyna). Plus, Tyler Adams' role at Leipzig, why David Alaba might want out at Bayern (and if that means Chris Richards g…
 
Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are back to get into the biggest matches of the weekend! 0.00 - Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Mikel Arteta broke the Gunners out a their funk with a youthful lineup, putting the pressure on Frank Lampard to turn the Blues’ fortunes around. 23.50 - Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: in an unforeseen turn of events, the points were s…
 
Joe, Ryan and Taylor take turns giving out some Holiday gift ideas to the soccer community: some to players, some to managers, some to clubs, and at least one to an entire city. Other topics of conversation include usual holiday talking points like cloning, worm-eating, and the Concacaf Champions League. What more do you need? If you answer to that…
 
It was a busy weekend for Americans abroad, so Taylor and Joe did their homework and came prepared to chat about more than a few talented USMNT players plying their trade in Europe. From Dest and Musah facing off in La Liga, to McKennie looking sharp for Juventus, to Yedlin's first Premier League start this season, to Otasowie's first Premier Leagu…
 
After rechristening Scotland and ‘McTominayLand’, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven get into the biggest matches of the weekend from around Europe! 0.00 - Manchester United vs. Leeds: Ole is at the wheel and his hands are positioned at 6 and 2! We look at how Solskjaer set up perfectly to deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s high-energy side. 21.17 - Everton vs…
 
In their final episode of 2020, Paul and Sam cover a ton of ground, ranging from MLS Cup takeaways to Austin FC to trades and transfers to listener questions! 1:18 - Thoughts and overarching takeaways from MLS Cup 9:00 - Paul putting Sam in a box and Allocation Disorder in its purest form 10:06 - What do we know about Austin FC so far? 26:06 - Anal…
 
Why are Barcelona players taking pay cuts while the team still spends big on transfers? How is Tanguy Ndombele ‘press resistant’? And what are the root causes of Arsenal’s suckiness? The legendary Jimmy Conrad joins Ryan Bailey to answer your questions! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to…
 
Taylor is back! You know what, one exclamation point isn't enough. Let's try that again. Taylor is back!!! That's much better. On today's show, Taylor and Joe answer some phenomenal listener questions. And before that, Joe asks Taylor about his first few weeks as a parent! 8:05 - Is the USMNT's current depth of talent evidence that the U.S.'s youth…
 
On this episode, Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to review MLS Cup and answer some MLS-related listener questions! First, Joe and Sam talk all about the Columbus Crew's impressive victory over the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's MLS Cup, digging into Aidan Morris' breakout performance, Lucas Zelarayan's dominant display, Caleb Po…
 
On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen cast an eye over four of the biggest matches from this past weekend—and analyze the Champions League Round of 16 draw: 0:00 - Champions League draw: Frank Lampard will have his biggest managerial test to date when Chelsea meet Atletico Madrid, while PSG face …
 
With MLS Cup coming up on Saturday, Paul and Sam talk about some of the pieces and strategies that have helped the Seattle Sounders and the Columbus Crew advance to the final. Then, they hit the highlights from Don Garber's State of the League address that happened earlier this week, and discuss some big Inter Miami news. 2:00 - General managers Ga…
 
Ryan Bailey and Sam Tighe take a look back at the 2020-21 Champions League Group Stage, to assess the biggest winners and losers, the breakout stars, and the team who will give defending champions Bayern Munich a run for their money in the knockout rounds! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS…
 
Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to review the USMNT's friendly against El Salvador. What did we learn? Did anything change tactically? Which players showed well? And which ones might have a spot in Gregg Berhalter's first-choice group of players? Joe and Adam answer those questions...and talk about a bunch of other things, too! Sponsors! Today…
 
MLS Cup is less than a week away! On Saturday, December 12th, the Columbus Crew and the Seattle Sounders will battle for a serious piece of silverware. To preview Saturday's final and shine a light on the two teams playing, Joe Lowery is joined by not one, but two excellent guests on today's show. Up first, Jordan Angeli, also known as the "Crew Gu…
 
On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Arsenal: Kane and Son combine to pour more misery on Mikel Arteta, whose side were lacking all over the field. 27.40 - Liverpool vs. Wolves: Jurgen Klopp’s side were ruthless in their destruc…
 
Before discussing some of the biggest off-the-field news in Major League Soccer, Paul and Sam sink their teeth into the most recent MLS Cup Playoff games, talking rosters, tactics, and more. 0:45 - With their roster turnaround and their recent on-field performance, it’s time to give Adrian Heath, Mark Watson, and Minnesota United the credit they de…
 
It’s a Dirty Tackle reunion of sorts on today’s episode of TSS! Ryan Bailey is joined by DT founder Brooks Peck to look at some weird and wonderful recent stories from the beautiful game, including Joleon Lescott’s accidental comeback and the bizarre world of “Socker Slam”! Listen carefully, and DT fans may hear an appearance from a familiar specia…
 
Earlier this week, U.S. Soccer gave us all an early Christmas present: a shiny, brand-new USMNT roster for the United States' game against El Salvador on December 9th. The roster is almost entirely made up of domestic-based, Olympic-eligible players, so it's an exciting group! Joe Lowery is joined by Bobby Warshaw to break down the roster and pick …
 
Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan to talk about all things United States Women’s National Team! Joe asks Meg about the U.S.’s first game in 8 months, the emerging young talent in the player pool, and the differences between Vlatko Andonovski and Jill Ellis. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.…
 
Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen put the world to rights b y breaking down the biggest games of the weekend: 4:00 - Chelsea vs. Tottenham: How was Harry Kane kept quiet, and which manager is happier with a Stamford Bridge stalemate? 20:32 - Southampton vs. Manchester United: Ole’s hands slipped off the whee; but Edinson Cavani was there to place them…
 
Paul and Sam are recording Tuesday for a Thursday release, so they're breaking down the Tuesday night names. 0:00 - Recapping the weekend's playoff games, and the intense entertainment therein, featuring a whole lot of Orlando City-NYCFC. What happened behind the scenes of one of the wildest games in MLS history? Why did Oscar Pareja go running int…
 
It's a TSS Thanksgiving extravaganza! Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to talk about all of the soccer things that they're thankful for. From a promising addition to the USWNT player pool, to the goal of the decade(?), to a heartfelt thank you to the American soccer community, Joe and Adam run through their respective Lists of Thankfulness™. An…
 
ESPN commentator and pundit Matteo Bonetti joins Ryan Bailey to answer listener questions and shoot the breeze about all things Serie A. You’ll find out how Milan are topping the table (spoiler: it's not all about Zlatan), what Weston McKennie will offer Juventus going forward, and which Italian team the skinny-jeans-and-oat-milk-latte crowd will b…
 
Not sure how else to describe NYCFC's entire franchise from top to bottom. We (Jordan and I) plus special guests Anthony Merced (@NYCSportsWorld) and Jonathan Sanchez (@jonsanch3z) breakdown the playoff loss NYC had against Orlando City this weekend. We then discuss the recent allegations brought to light by Skyler Badillo during her time as an int…
 
Joe Lowery is joined by Jordan Angeli to answer all of your tactical listener questions! 3:52 - What is a false nine, how was it popularized, and how do you play with one? 10:51 - What makes it a double pivot? 18:59 - What happens when you play with four central midfielders? Plus, examples of teams that do just that! 24:27 - What is an overload? An…
 
On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Manchester City: What is Mourinho doing right—and what is Pep doing wrong? 28:20 - Liverpool vs. Leicester: Despite having three quarters of the defense, the captain and the top goalscorer ou…
 
Our old pal George Quraishi returns to the show to share his memories of Daryl Grove, and also does a very good job interviewing Taylor about Daryl, the last month, and what the future holds for TSS. There's also some parenting chat at the very end, and definitely at least 3 minutes or so of actual soccer content. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn…
 
"It's my why." Paul and Sam spend a late Thursday evening discussing all-things MLS playoffs. How will teams deal with injuries and Coronavirus-related absences? Who could spring a surprise run? Who makes New England v Montreal sexier: Bruce Arena or Thierry Henry? All that and much much more! Also, at one point, Paul says "you're from Illinois" an…
 
Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 6 listener questions, plus talk a little international window... 1) Would David Wagner fix DC United? 2) How good would Aleksandar Mitrovic be if he didn't spend the last few seasons playing for Newcastle and Fulham? 3) With the current expanded benches available in many leagues, why aren't all teams using al…
 
Taylor chats with Grant Wahl about his new podcast series "American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story." How did the project first come to be, how did Grant get Freddy on board, and what were the challenges of doing an entire series on a person who is very aware of their own media narrative? Plus, what has American soccer done to improve how it treats i…
 
This is it! The winner moves on, loser goes home! In this episode, long-time co-host Chris Magalee joins us to preview the Round One MLS Playoff matchup between NYCFC and Orlando. Join us on SportsHosts and be entered in our monthly NYCFC merch giveaway: http://thenycfcnation.com/sportshostsapp Podcast Locations Apple Podcast: http://thenycfcnation…
 
On this episode, which we are aware turned out... quite long... Taylor is joined by Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey to answer 8 listener questions... Who are your favorite soccer “one hit wonders”? What team could most benefit from hiring Eddie Howe? What is Miguel Arteta doing that Unai Emery isn't? How do teams make big shifts in performance from se…
 
Taylor and Joe review the USMNT's friendly match up with Panama... (Spoilers below) And what a result it was! Double braces for some teenagers (but not in the way you might think), Weston McKennie put in his best performance yet (according to one of your hosts), and much much more! We also try to answer some questions about this squad, including wh…
 
"The most negative MLS podcast out there" (their words) is about to spread the love! Up first is USMNT v Wales: who looked good, what didn't quite work, and positivity abounds Around the 14 minute mark, Paul and Sam get into some of the latest stories in MLS: which playoff teams will be most impacted by Covid quarantines, Chicago is bringing everyb…
 
No spoilers... Joe and Taylor review the USMNT's friendly match versus Wales. Why did the US struggle to create clear-cut chances? How good was Yunus Musah on his debut? When will Twitter stop debating the merits of a false nine? Who do we want to see start against Panama? We answer all but one of those questions, and a lot more! Sponsors! Today's …
 
Taylor talks to Michael Kammarman, the USMNT's press officer since 2001. They get into the evolution of how the team has been covered since he came on board, Michael's advice to journalists who are just starting out, and the differences in his role based on the manager in charge. There's also insight into the post-Couva locker room, the current poo…
 
On today's episode of The Total Soccer Show, Joe and Taylor do a whoooooole bunch o' previewing! Up first, they celebrate having actual USMNT games to watch again, before quickly moving on to a preview of Wales. How do they like to play, who are their key performers, and what problems and opportunities could be presented to the USMNT? After that, J…
 
Shout out to @ajagbeadewole for coming up with the name of this episode! NYC defeats Chicago Fire on the road to a score of 3-4. It wasn't a great game defensively for NYC but that's all over and up next is the playoff match against rival Orlando City. Jordan and I discuss that playoff matchup plus why NYC has been playing so well this season. Join…
 
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