In today’s episode we discuss a wide range of New York City FC, league and world news. We start off by paying our respects to Associação Chapecoense de Futebol and everyone who was on Flight 2933. We send our condolences to all involved in this tragic event.
S2E36 Show link: http://nycfcpodcast.com/and-then-there-were-two/
With regards to NYCFC news we begin on the new contracts that were recently given to Mikey Lopez and Ethan White plus a full transfer of Shannon Gomez. We also have players who have not resigned with the team in Connor Brandt, Jason Hernandez, Diego Martinez and Tony Taylor. Could any of these players be resigned “on the cheap” by NYC? Let’s also not forget Federico Bravo and Stiven Mendoza whose loans have expired and not renewed.
Next on the lineup is the match up between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact. The game was taking place during the recording and we learned that Toronto will move on to the final facing the Seattle Saunders FC. Does Toronto FC have enough to finish off Seattle to give NYCFC a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League?
There has been reports circulating that Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Ronald Matarrita. Is this good news? Can NYC afford to lose him? If Matarrita does leave is he replaceable?
Chris P created an amazing article discussing possible new players that could join NYCFC in the new season. We each discuss one player on that list we feel could be an important part of the team move forward. If you haven’t seen that article, you can read it here [Scouting NYCFC’s Next DP Signing].
Wrapping up the show we discuss the recent issues New York Cosmos LLC are having with managing their front office and club, Adrian Heath signed as Minnesota United FC‘s head coach, Sporting Kansas City extends Peter Vermes, Bruce Arena with the United States Mens Nations Team and finally Don Garber has a town hall meeting in Cincinnati.
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