In the cruel autumn of 2015, an insidious, all-subsuming force crept upon Metroland: boredom. As the impressively lame Columbus Crew celebrated upon our faire field, three malcontents looked from above and thought: well what are we going to talk about now?

View from 202 is a New York Red Bulls Fan Podcast, based somewhere along the B38 in Brooklyn. Hosts Brit Byrd, Alex (Peaches) Chang, and Sam Place aim to provide a candid, NYC-based fan perspective on life in the land of Metro.

In addition to regular discussion, the show will have occasional interviews with first-time attendees about their impressions of the Red Bulls, the arena, and MLS in general. And of course, the door will be open for long-timers to come talk about their experiences and perspective as well.

The Name

View from 202 is a show so hallowed, so historic, that its very name is already an anachronism upon the release of it's inaugural episode -- we, in fact, no longer sit in Section 202 at Red Bull Arena.

However, we think this section is more or less typical of a certain fan perspective, the nebulous zone between die-hard and casual: those who might catch an occasional away game at Legends or even a short away trip to Philly, but not necessarily be a 20-year South Ward veteran.

The 4-2-2-2

In the spirit of long-winded, technically more precise, yet generally still obfuscating descriptors, the 4-2-2-2 is the name of our "blog." And as of February 2016, its deployment is as theoretical as it is in Jesse Marsch's regular season game plans. Posts may range from actual attempts to break down tactics to screenshots of Neko Atsume cats named after Red Bulls players.