CONCACAF Champions League

FuegoCast #167: Mixed Perspectives

The gang returns to discuss the recent games and the 2-1 home loss to Atlanta, break down the composition of the team and coach, address the recent Player Insanity rumors, review the majesty that was CONCACAF Champions League, and provide an update on the Red Stars.

Also, Rudy calls in live from Mexico on what sounds like a farm with dogs and goats, Rudy apparently lost his voice which may be important for the podcast, Rudy also brings the finer research to the show, and Gregg commentates a gruesome injury in the Liguilla. 

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

TRT: 62:51

FuegoCast #165: Into the Fray

The gang returns to discuss the Fire’s 2-1 final preseason game win, review the action around Week 1 of MLS, and break down the season opener at home against Sporting Kansas City. 

Also, Ellen appreciates the endowment of stadium hot dogs, Gregg rejects Ellen’s new nickname for the Fire’s new player, and the gang add excitement to Bob Bradley. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Elle Harrer
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 43:49

FuegoCast #137: Acceptable Loss

The gang returns after a week off to discuss the 2-1 loss at New York Red Bulls, take a quick look at the goalkeeper situation, check in on the CONCACAF Champions League Gran Final, preview Saturday's game at Los Angeles, Gregg reviews the Dutch League Cup, and Nick gives a shout out to his Fulham and our Red Stars. 

Also, the ladies remain in Parts Unknown, the gang disappoints Gregg with their CCL commitment, Nick went to the cinema, Nick is super excited to watch a Fire game live again and is wildly optimistic in his prediction, Gregg gives a vivid description of the directorial efforts for the Dutch League Cup celebrations, Nick is afraid of Joey's jinxes, and Rudy shares a story from the road in the bonus material section. 

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

TRT: 56:09

FuegoCast #136: Ahead of Schedule

We are back for another week with Episode 136. Nick abdicates his production throne to Gregg. Rudy with the nit picking, Gregg loves his cement and no one else bothered to do the show tonight. 

We recap the Revolution game, preview Toronto and get in some CCL talk. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf

Panelist: Rudy Gomez

Producer: Gregg Mixdorf

FuegoCast #135: Luxury Dax

The gang returns to talk about the weekend's 1-0 home win against Columbus, quickly mention the CONCACAF Champions League semi final results, review the results Around the League, attempt to preview Saturday afternoon's home game against New England, and mention the season debut for the Red Stars. 

Also, Nick recovers from working overnights, Joey shouts out to a mother, Nick may not be correct where he thinks the next Club World Cup will be located, Joey gets his Baldomero Toledo on, Gregg's smoke detector makes a cameo appearance on the show, Nick recalls a classic MLS heckle, Gregg triggers Rudy's memory of some bad away day experiences, and Nick gives a shout out to an old friend of the show.

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

TRT: 53:05

FuegoCast #134: To Infinity and Beyond

The gang returns to review the Fire's 2-2 draw against Montreal, continue to discuss necessary roster moves, travel Around the League, touch on the implications of this week's CONCACAF Champions League results, and preview Saturday afternoon's match against Columbus.

Also, Joey is a late scratch, Elle is at work, Eva and Sara reside in Parts Unknown, Nick has cosplay ideas for Michael Harrington, Nick has radical lineup ideas, Gregg was high on wrestling over the weekend, Nick coins a term for one of the highly anticipated matches from the weekend, Gregg coins a term for fan nostalgia towards ex-players, and Nick picks up on a wrestling joke.

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

TRT: 57:42

FuegoCast #132: Grumble Pie

The gang returns to discuss eventual the Fire's 4-0 loss at everyone's favorite darlings Atlanta United, quickly send a reminder of the CONCACAF Champions League, take an extended look Around the League, and tease some possible Player Insanity news that it looks like you already know about.

Also, the gang mostly feels ill, Joey has directorial and cinematographic critiques, Gregg is a disaster, Joey and Rudy share weekend plans, Gregg stuffs his mouth with sausages, the gang re-lives the goal of the week live, Joey ponders the filth that could have been, Nick rants about a lack of filth, the gang talks referees, Gregg re-lives the referee face of the week live, and Gregg cracks Nick up with a running joke. 

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

TRT: 57:48

FuegoCast #131: Hopeful Home

The gang returns to review the Fire's 2-0 home opener win over Real Salt Lake, fly through the games Around the League, preview the game of all games at Atlanta, quickly preview CONCACAF Champions League, and give a shout out to the Red Stars who have just opened pre-season camp.

Also, Joey makes an interesting red card prediction, Nick has a woeful stat, Joey provides a legit hot take, Joey continues his MLS acronym jokes, Rudy goes off about a certain article about a former Fire goalkeeper, Nick confuses the references to a certain MLS commentator, Nick isn't up with the current dank memes, Gregg shouts out a tweet from a podcast legend, Gregg releases a torrent of filth when talking about Atlanta, Nick expertly trolls Rudy, and Nick brags about last week's prediction.

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

TRT: 64:31

FuegoCast #128: West Side Stories

The gang returns to quickly review the Fire's pre-season wins against Montreal and Miami FC, talk about the rumored new trialist, preview the entire Western Conference, and look ahead to this week's return of CONCACAF Champions League. 

Also, Eva remains out of the lineup for one more week, Sara remembers how to e-mail, Joey studies up on the wrong conference to preview, Nick stands up for one of his favorite colors again, Rudy and Joey offer up plenty of hot takes, Gregg talks about the best tackle of the weekend, and Nick wishes happy birthday to a hero. 

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

TRT: 66:18

FuegoCast #121: Axe of Judgement

The gang returns for the season ending show to quickly review the last three results of the season, decide whether to Keep or Drop the entire roster, have a quick chat about CONCACAF Champions League, review the pre-season predictions, and make predictions for the post-season as well. 

Also, Nick is ready for the show, Joey and Elle are in Parts Unknown, Eva is swamped with work, Sara subs out early, Nick drops some harrowing stats, Rudy winds up his catapult, Nick invites Gregg to the defensive dark side, Nick claims there's room in town for only one of him, and Nick interrupts the analysis to make a tasty beverage. We went deep into Extra Time with this one, folks. Grab a snack and an extra drink to make it through this one. 

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

TRT: 112:57

FuegoCast #119: Mikey Mo' Money, Mikey Mo' Problems

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 4-1 loss at New York City FC, look at the faulty lineup selection, preview CONCACAF Champions League, look at the recent Red Stars win and preview the NWSL playoffs, and finally quickly preview the matches at Seattle and Columbus if it really matters at this point.

Also, Rudy is gross, Nick is melting in LA, Sara reports the truth about babies, Sara sneaks tacos into her room and forgets she's on mute again, Mad Gregg returns to spew about Nelson and Pauno, Sara channels her Liga MX background, The gang confuses their Liga MX coaches and drug cartel leaders, Nick gives a depressing stat, Gregg calls out Nick when he falsely claims to edit out time wasting, Gregg gets defensive about claiming ten-day-old children, Nick does not like change to his prediction spreadsheets, and Nick blames the fans. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Sara Corona
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 65:27

FuegoCast #118: Pauno Problems

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 2-1 home loss to Toronto FC including *that* goal, look at Vejlko Paunovic's coaching abilities, preview Friday's home game against D.C. United, run down the return of CONCACAF Champions League, break down the MLS Supporters Shield race, and Rudy reports on some Liga MX chaos. 

Also, the ladies are in Parts Unknown, Nick continues to work in the audio mines, Joey reacts live to the second Toronto goal, the gang are in various emotional states, Gregg has trouble with the CONCACAF website, Gregg didn't get the Landon Donovan Bandwagon memo, Joey's phone buzzes, Joey shares a story of filth and adorableness, and the gang struggle to find outlets for their soccer addiction. 

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

TRT: 58:34

FuegoCast #116: Ghosts of Fire Past

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 2-2 draw-loss against Los Angeles, the 6-2 defeat at D.C. United, discuss the Khaly Thiam red card, talk quickly about a Liga MX signing, preview the game at home against Philadelphia, and talk a little CONCACAF Champions League

Also, Nick reports live from Chicago, Elle eats beans during the beginning of the podcasts then describes what soccer is, Elle makes "D" jokes, Elle blows the whistle on a spy organization, Nick addresses his real last name, Elle is Nick's drumstick hookup, Rudy had a bad Sunday, Gregg revives the memory of a recent forward, and the podcast just devolves into general chaos. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Elle Harrer
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 68:38

FuegoCast #112: Communication Breakdown

The gang returns to review the Fire's 2-2 home draw against New York Red Bulls, discuss the Kennedy Igboananike trade in the return of the Player Insanity section, create the Staff Insanity section to look at the Cedric Cattenoy signing from Paris Saint Germain and debate the merits of the Academy, preview the triumphant return of the CONCACAF Champions League, and look ahead to Saturday night's game at Real Salt Lake. 

Also, it's only Gregg and Rudy as the rest of the gang are late scratches, Rudy spots the MLS-worst referee post game, Mad Gregg breathes fire at Sean Johnson and aims his catch phrase at the fans, Rudy gives a great description of the opponent, Gregg gives the new rumored signing a great nickname, Rudy and Gregg have two different conversations at the same time, Gregg offers a Tweed Thornton tribute when pronouncing a Guatemalan team's name, and Gregg shows concern for the listeners. 

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

TRT: 60:18

FuegoCast #103: Drenched, Trenched, and Benched

The gang returns to discuss the recent 1-1 home draw against D.C. United, discuss the new signing of Khaly Thiam, preview the midweek game at Vancouver and Saturday's game at New England, revisit some League-wide huddalis, and talk about the Sean Johnson comments, Rudy gloats about the CONCACAF Champions League winners, and quickly preview the Liga MX Liguilla.

Also, Gregg and Rudy hold down the fort while everyone else is on assignment, Gregg eats what sounds like a salad during the show, Rudy shows optimism, the guys quickly recap their wrestling weekend, Rudy betrays his heritage with his cravings, and Gregg shares an amusing story from work.

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

TRT: 57:01

FuegoCast #102: They Will Return

The gang returns after a week off to talk about the Fire's 2-1 home loss to Montreal, look at the league standings, preview Saturday's home match against D.C. United, and a half-hearted preview of the CONCACAF Champions League final. 

Also, Joey is a late scratch, Elle is working, Sara remains in parts unknown, Nick gives predictable love to unsung heroes, Nick reports on the Whitecaps game, Sara offers an off air prediction, Gregg remains the captain of the Nick LaBrocca fan club, Nick attempts to do math on the fly and acknowledges he is a sad person, Rudy is ready for a mid-week celebration, and Nick shares a story of meeting his heavy metal heroes in the bonus content. 

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

TRT: 66:06

FuegoCast #98: Goossens Eggs

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 0-0 home draw against the Columbus Crew, talk about some impending Player Insanity news, take a quick look around the weekend's MLS results, mention last week's CONCACAF Champions League results, and not really talk about this weekend's international matches. 

Also, Joey is a late scratch, Elle and Sara are lost in parts unknown, Nick is barely awake, Rudy gains a new hobby, Rudy loses patience with the fans, Nick loses his bearings on time and words, Gregg and Rudy talk get sidetracked with wrestling huddalis, and Nick forgets his mute button is on. It's a short one, folks. 

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

TRT: 37:05

FuegoCast #97: Accam-modating Speed

The gang returns the discuss the Fire's 1-1 away draw at Orlando City, take a run around the league's results from the weekend, look ahead to Saturday's game against Columbus, sneak in some huddalis about a podcast legend, and get excited about the semi-final of CONCACAF Champions League. 

Also, Elle joins the call late, Sara is discovering parts unknown, Rudy gives a live report from Orlando, Nick makes an out of control prediction, Elle's cat Lola breaks Gregg's heart, Elle is lacking the filth, and the gang is sleepy resulting in a subdued episode. 

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

TRT: 61:08

FuegoCast #96: Stage Fright

The gang returns full power to give an in depth breakdown of the season premiere 4-3 loss against NYCFC, discuss the glorious testimonial of Fuego patron saint Cuauhtemoc Blanco and the rest of Liga MX, laugh at the results of last week's CONCACAF Champions League, quickly review the rest of MLS Soccer Sunday, preview Friday's game at Orlando City, and address other Huddalis. 

Also, Joey brings colorful alliteration to the premier, Elle brings research to a hot take for some reason, Gregg likes roller coasters, Sara again calls for death, Joey has issues with the Fire leadership, Nick solely commits to his defensive runs, Gregg makes a fantastic Doody joke, Elle notes Sara's excitement after the first goal, Elle and Joey want to hit Andrea Pirlo in the face in different ways, Gregg hypothesizes on Joao Meira's jersey number, Elle learns a lot about Joey's fantasies, and the gang finds the definitive answer to Messi vs. Ronaldo. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Elle Harrer, Joey T, Sara Corona
Producer: Nick Fedora    

TRT: 68:52

FuegoCast #94: Keep It Simple

The gang returns to talk about the Fire's 3-2 win over Vancouver Whitecaps in the Simple Tournament opener, preview the remaining Simple games against Minnesota United on Wednesday and Portland Timbers on Saturday, preview the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals, reluctantly discuss the Copa America Centenario draw, and have a quick talk about the upcoming Red Stars season. 

Also, Sara is in parts unknown, Nick is working then watching Italian death metal, Elle is taking care of Gregg's cat, Rudy hypothesizes the real reason behind Colin Fernandez's enhanced physique, the gang gets excited about Club America's new old signing, Gregg delivers breaking Matt Polster news, and Rudy learns not to mess with Nick in the post show bonus material. 

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

TRT: 65:15