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March 27: FUV FC - USMNT Late Struggles Continue, NYCFC Enjoying Life in MLS

by Kris Venezia, Brendan Bowers, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Jozy Altidore.

skabat169, Flickr

Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner found the net three times, twice late, to boost his side to a 3-2 win over the United States. There was some good news though, as Jozy Altidore scored a goal and had a nice assist. The crew talks about the Americans performance in the latest friendly. The guys also take a look at how NYCFC and the Red Bulls are doing so far this season. Finally, everyone chooses a game of the week, with Kris excited for the World Cup round of 16 rematch between Chile and Brazil. 

March 13: FUV FC - Soccer Heating Up at Home and Across the Pond

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
Yankee Stadium.

Ed Yourdon, Flickr

The crew reacts to an exciting week in the UEFA Champions League as Real Madrid survive a scare and Bayern Munich show everyone why they are considered a European powerhouse. The guys also react to PSG overcoming the odds and knocking out Chelsea with ten men. Major League Soccer is also back and the gang talks about the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC kicking off their seasons. 

New York City Football Club: First Impression After Initial Game

by Aniello Devita

Aniello DeVita : WFUV Sports

In its first-ever game in franchise history, New York City Football Club tied Orlando City Soccer Club, another new expansion team this Major League Soccer season, 1-1. The game was played in front of a sold-out Citrus Bowl crowd of over 62,000 spectators. NYCFC came out in a 4-4-2 formation headlined by David Villa and Adam Nemec up front.

March 6: FUV FC - Red Bulls Season Preview

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack
Red Bulls.

Amil Delic, Flickr

The New York Red Bulls begin their season against Sporting KC on Sunday. The crew previews the season for the MLS squad, and Martin had a chance to go to media day. He chatted with some of the players and head coach Jesse Marsch. Finally, as always, the guys talk about the match they are most looking forward to this weekend. 

FUV FC - February 20: A Winter World Cup

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
World Cup.

Choo Yut Shing, Flickr

FIFA has announced plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in the colder months because of the hot Qatar summer heat. The announcement has drawn speculation from many leagues around the world (especially in Europe) as to how the domestic leagues will rearrange their schedules. The crew discusses the possibility of a World Cup in November and December. The gang also reflects on the first four games of the Champions League round of 16 and upcoming matches this week. 

February 6: FUV FC - Derby Saturday

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Everton.

Airviews Photography, Flickr

It's a great weekend for soccer fans, and if you are willing to sit on a couch for six-plus hours, park your butt on the couch this Saturday. Arsenal squares off against Tottenham, then Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash and finally, Liverpool versus Everton should be exciting as Steven Gerrard plays in his last Merseyside derby. The crew breaks down all three of those games and gives their predictions of who has the upper hand. Finally, the gang looks at the USMNT ahead of its match-up with Panama on Sunday. 

January 30: FUV FC - Transfer Window Coming to a Close

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
handshake.

Flazingo Photos, Flickr

The crew talks a lot of transfer window with moves being made left and right before the deadline. Europe isn't the only spot with hot transfer action, as the New York Red Bulls have inked a USMNT player. Finally, we talk games of the week with Manchester City and Chelsea being the match we're most excited for, but Martin points out that there is another match in Germany between two quality sides. 

January 16: FUV FC - Winter Transfer Window

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Fernando Torres.

Saw, Flickr 

A few more USMNT players have returned to the domestic league, with Jozy Altidore coming to Toronto FC in a swap with Jermaine Defoe, and Mix Diskerud coming to the newly formed NYCFC. The crew also discusses the big moves in Europe, including Wilfried Bony going to Manchester City and Fernando Torres returning home to Atletico Madrid. Finally, as usual, we pick out our match of the weekend in what is a fairly mundane weekend of soccer (aside from Manchester City and Arsenal).