Thu, 9 April 2020
Matt Miazga talks Chelsea, his home-run bat, Diego Lainez banter + Mount Rushmore for Red Bulls & NYCFC
The mailbag gets Andrew, David, Charlie and Calen started, then Matt Miazga calls in from England to explain how he’s staying fit in the time of COVID-19, what it was really like to try to break into Chelsea’s first team and why things didn’t work out in France. Plus, Hudson River Derby memories – who came up with the home-run swing celebration? – and that Diego Lainez banter.
We kept it in the Big Apple for our Mount Rushmore project. How do you reconcile the Metrostars and Red Bulls eras? Should Juan Pablo Angel go up in stone? Which goalkeeper gets a bust? Meola, Howard or Robles? Which NYCFC stars go in the pantheon? Which coach gets an observation deck: Vieira or Torrent?
3:31 – MAILBAG: Loathed XI additions, Rushmore debates, best MLS books
12:26 – Matt Miazga on staying fit during COVID-19, NY Derby memories and European experiences
41:49 – Red Bulls Mount Rushmore
58:00 – NYCFC Mount Rushmore