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Soccer

December 19: FUV FC - Champions League Draw

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Ronaldo.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr

There are a lot of exciting matchups coming in February with the round of sixteen. The crew takes a look at Barcelona v. Manchester City and Chelsea v. PSG and gives their take on who they think is going to win. There is also a discussion on the English Premiere League, and Kris tries to make a case for why Manchester United could sneak into the top two comes May. Finally, everyone picks the game they are most excited for this weekend. 

Roach Report (12/13)

by Mike Watts

WFUV File Photo

Dave Roach joined us this week for our monthly look at Fordham athletics, the Roach Report. The report covered championships for football and men's soccer, and looks to the future for men's and women's basketball.

The interview features questions about the long term status of football head coach Joe Moorhead and men's basketball coach Tom Pecora. Moorhead was extended through 2022 last week, while Pecora is in his fifth season guiding a program trying to dig out of the Atlantic 10 cellar.

December 12: FUV FC - Champions League Roundup

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
Bale.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr 

The group stage has come to a conclusion, so the guys look back at some of the surprises and many of the not-so surprising aspects of the opening round. Kris whines about his Roma side falling to Manchester City, while Martin gloats about his Bayern Munich easily advancing. The three also look ahead to who they want to see go up against each other in the round of 16. 

November 21: FUV FC - Let's Talk Conference Finals, Featuring The Gothamist's Dan Dickinson

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Brendan Bowers
MLS referee.

Bay Area Blas, Flickr 

There are four remaining teams in contention for the MLS Cup. The New York Red Bulls square off against the New England Revolution in the Eastern Conference, and the Seattle Sounders battle the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference. Dan Dickinson, who covers the New York Red Bulls for the Gothamist, previews the Eastern Conference Final between New York and New England.

New York City Football Club Unveils Inaugural Jersey

by Aniello Devita

Aniello DeVita/WFUV Sports

Photo: (left to right) NYCFC Director of Football Operations Claudio Reyna, NYCFC Chief Business Officer Tim Pernetti, Spanish footballer and NYCFC's first player in team history David Villa, and President and CEO of Etihad Airways James Hogan. 

New York City Football Club has launched the first jersey in the franchise's history for their inaugural season that will kickoff on March 15, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. The jersey is in City Blue and resembles that of Manchester City's in England. The back neck tie has "New York City FC" written on it in Subway-inspired Helvetica wordmark. NYCFC's badge is inspired by the old New York City subway token, and was chosen by over 100,000 fans. The bottom corner of the jersey displays an inaugral season patch inspired by classic subway mosaics seen throughout underground stations in New York City.

November 14 - FUV FC: A Discussion on the International Break with Tommy Smyth

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Jozy Altidore of USMNT.

IIJ Events, Flickr

National teams are set to take the field the next few days, including the USMNT facing off with Columbia and Ireland. ESPN's Tommy Smyth joins the program to discuss what fans of Team USA should look forward to in the upcoming matches, and he previews the rivalry matchup between Ireland and Scotland. The crew also breaks down the Germans as they try to overcome the "World Cup hangover."

 

November 7 - FUV FC: MLS Playoffs Heat Up with Second Legs Approaching

by Brendan Bowers, Aniello Devita
Sounders fans.

CMFrango, Flickr

The MLS playoffs are heating up and only four teams will be left after this weekend. The gang preview the upcoming matches and takes a look back at last weekend's games, including the New York Red Bulls 2-0 win over DC United. The crew also talks about the UEFA Champions League matches from Tuesday and Wednesday, including some of the surprising results.