FuegoCast #161: Treble Makers

The gang returns to discuss Toronto FC claiming the first ever MLS domestic treble with a 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders, look back at Tigres winning the Liga MX Final, review the trades and unprotected lists to begin Player Insanity 2018, dig into the new Allocation Money injection, and wrap up the podcast for the year.

Also, Nick defends the entertainment of MLS Cup, Gregg unsurprisingly wants the Fire to sign a Liga MX player, Rudy gets greedy, Nick evolves the Gin and Tonic Allocation metaphor, and Gregg again asks if a certain coach has been fired. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Produceer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 42:51

FuegoCast #160: Unwanted Returns

The gang returns to look over the results of the Fire’s version of Keep/Drop, review some notable post-season tournaments in South America and Mexico, discuss the problems with the current MLS Cup Playoffs format, and predict the MLS Cup Final.

Also, the gang try to boost their Keep/Drop picks to Fire management, Nick tries to salvage value from a surprising pick for a returning player, Nick finds a familiar home for an out of favor forward, Gregg buffs his panel’s egos, and the gang express disappointment in the entertainment value of this year’s playoffs.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 54:07

FuegoCast #159: Down and Out

The gang finally returns to lay the 2017 season to rest after a 4-0 Knockout Round loss to New York Red Bulls, take a look at the gang’s pre-season predictions, review the rest of the MLS Playoff picture, and review the roster in one of our favorite segments: Keep/Drop. 

Also, Rudy jumps the Keep/Drop segment for one player in particular, everyone laughs at each other’s pre-season predictions, Nick flips his support for a certain defender in the playoffs, Gregg describes his MLS Cup fantasy, Nick gives his Baldomero Toledo impression, Rudy exercises his catapult, and the gang want to send a certain player to a galaxy far, far away. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 107:41

FuegoCast #158: Playoffs Await

The gang is back to discuss the Fire’s 3-0 regular season finale loss at Houston, look around to the rest of the league and playoff picture, preview the Fire’s mid-week Knockout Round game against New York Red Bulls, and look ahead to the rest of the Knockout Round games. 

Also, Gregg calls in from overseas again leading to major technical difficulties, Nick prefers chaos over Fire, the gang have nervy predictions, Gregg subs out of the call early, Gregg offers predictions and insight from beyond the WiFi grave, Nick walks back from the precipice of filth, and the gang give fond farewells to a few favorite entities around MLS. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 53:08

FuegoCast #157: Niko Party

The gang returns to review the Fire’s 3-2 win against Philadelphia, review the results and standings around the League, preview the regular season finale at Houston, criticize the wacky MLS Cup Playoffs schedule, and touch on the final ever match day for the CONCACAF Hex. 

Also, Nick files a rare live report from Toyota Park, Gregg calls in from overseas, Nick questions the hierarchy of meats, the gang laughs at another team’s stadium misfortunes, Nick finds familiar hope in the Houston preview, and Gregg joins Nick in cheering for international chaos, Nick has CONCACAF Champions League on the mind, and Gregg knows when to extricate himself from potentially unpleasant situation. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 63:17

FuegoCast #156: Gone Up in Dames

The gang is back to talk about the Red Stars’ 1-0 Semi Final loss at North Carolina, Nick reviews the main NWSL news of the season, the gang discusses news around MLS, preview the Fire’s match against Philadelphia, and look ahead to a day of World Cup Qualifying chaos. 

Also, Gregg shares his appreciation for multi-cultural profanities, Nick gets settled in and comfy with the listeners, Gregg sees a favorite player’s international career end before his eyes, the gang will probably likely return next week, and Nick and Rudy just want to go watch the new Star Wars trailer. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT:  56:33

FuegoCast #155: Clinch Takedown

The gang returns to discuss the Fire’s 4-1 win at San Jose and 1-1 draw against New York City, review the Red Stars’ 3-1 loss at Portland, preview the Red Stars’ NWSL Playoff Semi-Final against North Carolina, look at the MLS Standings at both ends of the table, and analyze the Best Dressed Coach tournament. 

Also, the gang are happy to be wrong about a couple things, Rudy and Nick reminisce on that one night at Buck Shaw, Gregg laments the latest injury the Red Stars suffered, Rudy has more audio difficulties, Nick’s favorite MLS writer gets a shout out, and the gang grapples with their age as two thirds of the panel celebrate birthdays. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 55:39

FuegoCast #154: Focus Shift

The gang returns to discuss the 3-1 loss at Philadelphia, take a look at results and standings around the League, review the Red Stars’ 3-2 win at Houston, preview the matches at San Jose and home against New York City, and then round up some results from Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF League. 

Also, the usual suspects are in parts unknown, Nick can refer Rudy to some people to help with his new hobby, Gregg speculates on a new guest preacher in Utah, Nick questions the Kamara Power Rankings, and Nick shatters minds by reporting on the Fire’s road form.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 60:12

FuegoCast #153: Edge of the Blade

The gang returns to discuss the Fire’s 3-0 commanding win against D.C. United, review the week’s MLS results and standings, preview Saturday’s game at Philadelphia, mention the Red Stars & Friends' 3-1 win against New Zealand, and Gregg files a scouting report for potential Homegrown signings. 

Also, Sara is at IKEA, the gang laugh at New England’s miserable week, Gregg gets filthy over a past Coach of the Year snub, Nick interrupts Rudy’s preview with breaking news, the gang speculates on VAR conspiracies, the gang pause the show for a Jay Heaps memorial, Nick’s national team neutrality is tested, and Nick shares a joke from the internet.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 57:36

FuegoCast #152: Matters of Perspective

The gang is back to discuss the Fire’s 1-1 home draw against the New York Red Bulls, quickly touch on the Red Stars’ 0-0 result at FC Kansas City while questioning if the team is realizing its full potential, preview the weekend’s home game against D.C. United, and take a look at the MLS Playoffs race.

Also, Nick commits an audio yellow card right from the opening whistle, the gang talks spicy about the post game comments and the play on the field, the gang wants to recruit the Swedish doctor of medical dark arts, Nick blows the gang’s mind with a D.C. United stat, and Rudy is willing to give Joao Meira bodily fluids.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Joey T
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 62:18

FuegoCast #151: Polstering the Defense

The gang returns to review the Fire’s 1-0 away win at Montreal, take a quick peek at the standings, preview Saturday afternoon’s game against the New York Red Bulls, discuss the Red Stars’ 2-1 home win against North Carolina, discuss the trade for Morgan Brian, and round up the international qualifiers.

Also, the rest of the gang is presumably in a forest, Rudy shares a warm sentiment with the fans, Nick further laments the war against the Dark Arts, Rudy asks for a promotional endorsement, Nick and Rudy concoct a recipe for Krakus Ham, Rudy acknowledges Nick’s admiration for an infamous filth bucket, the gang debates the merits of ethnic musical instruments, and Gregg quashes some old beef between Nick and Rudy while reigniting his own with Rudy.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 58:30

FuegoCast #150: Attack of the Loons

The gang returns to break down the Fire’s 2-1 loss against Minnesota, quickly mention the Red Stars’ 2-1 win at Washington and preview Saturday’s game at Montreal.

Also, Joey is a late scratch, Ellen is still busy, the gang exhausts their opinions on ham, Gregg appreciates the filth of a bench player, Rudy lives in a world Gregg believes in, the gang gives their platform if they were to take over as coach, Gregg gives a restaurant recommendation for anyone in Montreal, and the gang extends their sympathies to the recent fallen fans in the community as well as to the fans in Houston.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 50:56

FuegoCast #149: The Drought of August

The gang returns after a bit of a break to air grievances over the month of August, look ahead to the weekend's game against Minnesota, discuss the recent issues with Matt Lampson, talk about Player Insanity: Red Stars edition as well as their own recent problems, and casually mention leagues around the world including the new CONCACAF League.

Also, Joey makes his return to the lineup while half of the crew is deep in parts unknown, Rudy wants to set something on fire that's already on fire, Joey's loyalties are questioned for the weekend ahead, and Gregg asks the rest of the crew to rejoin this show if they're listening, which they probably aren't.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Joey T
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 56:19

FuegoCast #148: Triple Doody

The gang is back to review the Fire's 4-1 home win against New England, preview the weekend's match at Columbus, look at Player Insanity and other news around the league, and discuss the Red Stars' 1-1 draw at Orlando.

Also, Rudy finds positivity for once, the gang give shouts out to loyal listeners, Rudy may be sending suggestive messages via morse code, Gregg sends a player on another assignment to an exotic locale in space, Nick finds cathartic relief through roasting a recent MLS signing, and Rudy's phone continues to act up.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 59:33

FuegoCast #147: Frozen Accounts

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 3-2 loss at Kansas City, vent over the mishandling of the David Accam situation and the balance of the roster, address Player Insanity Summer 2017 edition, the ones that actually care talk about the All-Star game, and preview the weekend's game against New England. 

Also, Ellen continues to work hard for the money, Nick makes a pun, Gregg had a hard time watching the game, the gang get silly with proposed trades including Nick trying to talk a podcast legend out of retirement, Gregg has an hopes for an unusual name on the injury report, and Gregg turns heel in predictions. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 58:41

FuegoCast #146: Self-Inflicted Loss

The gang returns to discuss the Fire’s 2-1 loss at New York City, round up the chaos in the week of MLS, give a quick Player Insanity update, review the Red Stars’ 2-1 home win against the Orlando Pride, preview Saturday’s at Kansas City, look at the opening week of Liga MX Apertura, and pretty much skip over the vastly disappointing Gold Cup.

Also, Elle is working and Joey is sick, Gregg has a strong opinion of whomever picked the Man of the Match this week, the gang give bad advice to players on the trade block then sell a player out to a Star Wars bounty hunter, Nick thinks Pauno has an extra All-Star pick chosen and Rudy is still sore over Juan Carlos Osorio.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 53:33

FuegoCast #145: Table Top Games

The gang returns to discuss last week's 2-2 draw at Portland, look at some surprises of the first half of the season, address some rumors in Player Insanity: Summer Window, quickly roundup the recent Red Stars road trip, and revel in the fun that is the CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

Also, Nick utilizes the new recording set up to croon defensive things into the mic, Gregg surprises Rudy with his most hated team, Gregg files a live report of the RSL beatdown at the StubHub Center, Gregg wants to give a certain international the Han Solo treatment, Rudy shows a Cuauhtemoc Blanco clip to the guys live, and Nick calls out Nicaragua's Technical Director. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 66:12

FuegoCast #144: Lion's Share of the Goals

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 4-0 beatdown of Orlando City, update the Supporters' Shield table, preview the mid-week Open Cup game against FC Cincinnati, preview the weekend game against Vancouver, and review the Red Stars' 2-1 home win against Sky Blue FC.

Also, Nick continues listing things he doesn't like in the intro, Rudy has run out of negatives, Gregg speculates on Jorge Bava's whereabouts, Rudy honors an absent comrade by jumping the gun on predictions, the gang laugh at another team's poor coaching decisions, lament another's relating to a podcast legend, Gregg rues another coaching decision that disrupted his own benefit, and Gregg shares plans for next week's special West Coast edition. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 60:41

FuegoCast #143: Get Me a Shield

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 2-1 win at New England, take a look at the Supporters' Shield standings, preview the home match against Orlando City, give a mention to the Red Stars' 1-1 draw against the Washington Spirit, and quickly talk about Mexico in the Confederation Cup. 

Also, Nick revisits a delectable snack, Gregg makes his demands from the team, Nick's eyes deceive him and catches up live, Gregg critiques coaching fashion again, Rudy gets irrationally upset at a certain national team coach and Rudy creates a SuperCoach. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Rudy Gomez
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 45:10

FuegoCast #142: Did What We had to Do

Gregg and Rudy ride solo as everyone else is out. No Nick on the production turntables means less than pristine audio and no clever episode descriptions. We apologize for this disruption in normal service. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf

Panelist: Rudy Gomez

Producer: Gregg Mixdorf