Chicago Red Stars

FuegoCast #169: Slog Days of Summer

The gang returns to catch up with the recent team results, take a look at Player Insanity Summer 2018, discuss the recent partial ownership sale of the team, quickly review the madness from the rest of the league, and check in on the Red Stars. 

Also, Rudy is calling from a restaurant, Nick confuses the sweaty men in MLS, Nick has an interesting pick for who the Fire should sign as their next goalkeeper, and Gregg is distraught about a certain NWSL trade. 

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

TRT: 80:57

FuegoCast #168: Event Horizon

The gang returns to discuss the recent six-game run including the various lineup changes, mistakes in game preparation, more mad rantings from the utter nutter Veljko Paunovic, check in with the similarly frustrating Red Stars, quickly preview the Open Cup match at Columbus, and address some player rumors. 

Also, Gregg calls out a bold Instagram poster’s cowardice, Nick points out the story development arc of six seasons of the FuegoCast, Gregg and Nick take over the Chicago soccer teams and give a snapshot look into how they would manage them, Nick pitches a programming idea on air, Nick remembers an angry halftime phone call from Gregg, 

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

TRT: 78:08

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 #163: This Is A Ghost Town

The gang returns to discuss the latest Player Insanity move bringing in Aleksandar Katai, lament the lack of any offseason signings, kind of discuss the preseason games, and look at some star performances from our Red Stars in Australia. 

Also, Nick takes issue to Gregg’s choice of words, the gang brainstorm uses for the new preferred musical genre, the gang also brainstorm new substitution theatrics, Elle checks in with friends of the show about a prognostication for the team, the gang is thirsty the night before Valentine’s Day, the gang wish a podcast legend a good retirement, and Gregg shares a double entendre story of some confused French-Canadians.

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

TRT: 42:18

FuegoCast #162: Masters of the Trade

The gang returns to review all of the off season Player Insanity up to date including the Fire’s SuperDraft picks, the chaos David Accam trade, the Red Stars’ three-way blockbuster Christen Press trade, and address the recent rumors of past and present transfer targets.

Also, Elle returns to the lineup but needs to review the proceedings, the gang is in pre-season form, Elle offers fun facts about the draft picks, Gregg continues to roast a certain MLS writer, Gregg confuses his Cams, Nick thoroughly expresses his dislike for the rumor mill, Gregg piques Nick’s strange music interests, and Rudy seems to be busy on the phone during the call. 

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

TRT: 68:04

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 #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 #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 #141: Frustration in Florida

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's frustrating 0-0 draw at Orlando, dissect Ted Unkel's red card calls, take a quick look around the chaos results in the League, preview the weekend's home game against Atlanta United, and review the Red Stars' 1-0 win against the Seattle Reign.

Also, Rudy falls asleep at the start, Rudy honors a former panelist by butchering names, Nick requests a phone call from an MLS coach, Gregg continues his unrelenting hate towards Atlanta United, Joey and Gregg plan their Old Man Activities in Mexico, Joey shows his possible lack of sobriety through his prediction, and Rudy gives a Netflix recommendation. 

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

TRT: 52:52

FuegoCast #140: Fire of Universe

The gang returns to talk about Thursday's 2-1 Brimstone Cup victory over FC Dallas, take a look at the chances of winning a trophy, take a quick jaunt around the league, preview Sunday's game at Orlando City, ruefully review the Liga MX Gran Final, and touch on the Red Stars' 3-2 win against North Carolina. 

Also, Nick calls in live from the 101, Rudy is feeling the passion, Rudy and Nick throw down about 2012, Rudy gives a shout out to the Dallas supporters, the gang shed a tear for a now retired legend, and Rudy gives a birthday shout out. 

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

TRT: 73:54

FuegoCast #139: Win-Win Situation

The gang returns after the abyss ate last week's Rudy-led show to discuss the Fire's 3-0 home win against Colorado and 1-0 away win at D.C. United, preview Thursday's home match against FC Dallas, preview the Liga MX Finals, and quickly look at the Red Stars' 3-1 away win at North Carolina. 

Also, Nick doesn't like belts, Sara teases an appearance, Gregg doesn't want the online shenanigans to continue, Nick continues to be the realist in predictions, Rudy shares an origin story of the Brimstone Cup's special character, and Gregg plans to take some siestas. 

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

TRT: 54:01