Liga MX

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 #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 #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 #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

FuegoCast #138: Zoned Out

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 2-2 draw at the Los Angeles Galaxy, preview the Liga MX Playoffs, look at the MLS League standings, quickly discuss the Red Stars' 2-0 home win against Houston, and, oh yeah, preview Saturday's Fire game against Seattle.

Also, Gregg is salty at the panelists that don't respond to the group e-mail, Gregg calls out Nick's empty editing threats, Nick files the rare live report, Rudy's vendetta remains strong, the gang revisits some past visits to Los Angeles, Gregg continues the running joke about a certain slow, old man, Gregg tries to open everyone's eyes that this Fire team is actually kinda good, and the gang get nostalgic in Predictions. 

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

TRT: 68:14

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 #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 #130: Loosey Goosey

The gang returns to review the Fire's season opening 1-1 draw at Columbus, discuss the rest of the results around MLS, preview this weekend's home opener against Real Salt Lake, and Gregg gives a live report of two Liga MX games.

Also, Elle is pumping iron, Joey is a late scratch, Sara remains in Parts unknown, Eva's return to the lineup hits another set back, Rudy and Nick take a stroll down memory lane together, Gregg admires a beloved goalkeeper, Gregg and Rudy get their past MLS players confused, Rudy asks the tough questions, Gregg makes the same prediction mistake Joey did, and Gregg does an impression of Rudy.

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

TRT: 63:23

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 #125: Beautiful Persons

The gang returns to discuss the new signings of Nemanja Nikolic and Juninho, the season and home opener dates, address two transfer rumors, quickly look at some league signings, and break down Liga MX's La Gran Final.

Also, Nick reports in live from the studio, Rudy and Eva are away at the fascist wrestling, Joey and Sara are in Parts Unknown, Elle has a theory about the new DP signing, Nick talks trash about his doppleganger, Elle has a specific use for people from Columbus, Gregg knows the value of signing a Mexican player, Elle subs out early as Gregg gets protective about her podcast availability, and Gregg rails against MLS writers. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelist: Elle Harrer
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 60:46

FuegoCast #124: Expired Milk

The gang returns to talk about the Sean Johnson trade to Atlanta then to NYCFC, look over the Fire's Protected List, Rudy breaks a rumor, then the gang break down the possible overseas forward signings, review the MLS Cup final, and preview the Liga MX Gran Final and Club World Cup. 

Also, Eva returns to the show, Elle has work to do, Sara remains in Parts Unknown, Rudy hates a certain Christmas carol, the gang ponder what might have been, a dinner party can be heard in the background in Fuego HQ, Eva breaks Gregg's heart by admitting to not watching Liga MX, Gregg and Joey come up with a nickname for Seattle's coach while the gang discusses the Dad factor of certain coaches, Nick is apparently the only one who enjoyed the Final, and Rudy still does not like a certain right back.

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

TRT: 53:31

FuegoCast #123: The Sixteen Million Dollar Man

The gang returns after a break to review Player Insanity 2016: Off-Season Edition as a number of player contract options were picked up and declined, look at the rumors of Bastian Schweinsteiger joining the club, touch on the skirmish between Gonzalo Segares and the Front Office, discuss the MLS Cup Conference Finals and Liga MX playoffs, and quickly mention the problems facing the New York Cosmos and NASL. 

Also, Rudy joins the show in the nick of time, the ladies are in various parts unknown, Joey saws wood in the background, Gregg has a bit of a cough, the gang marvel in playoff filth, Joey nitpicks the officiating again, Nick bids farewell to a podcast legend, and Joey gets Nick to share some Foley secrets. 

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

TRT: 64:55

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 #106: Positive Potential Progress

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 1-1 draw against Portland over the weekend, look at the statistics behind the Harrison Shipp trade, review the situation with Gilberto and the forwards, take a trip around the League, marvel at the Liga MX Liguilla Gran Final, and kinda preview the Copa America Centenario tournament. 

Also, Gregg and Rudy lead the team and the rest of the gang have the night off, Gregg gets a shock over the appearance of Justin Mapp then calls out a certain Arsenal fan, and Rudy puts out a call to Nick to organize a Copa America Filth Pool.

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

TRT: 58:25

FuegoCast #104: Double Trouble

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's midweek 2-1 loss at Vancouver and weekend 2-0 loss at New England, offer criticism at the veteran signings and attack in general, preview the weekday match at the New York Red Bulls and the weekend match against Houston, quickly review the Liga MX playoffs, and a call for Tweets and Huddalis goes unreciprocated. 

Also, Joey is on hiatus, Gregg puts Sara on hiatus, Nick is at work, Gregg reminds everyone who the Panamanian Legend is, Elle won't be brought down by Saturday night Fire games, Rudy knows where Allocation Money will not be accepted, the gang argue about what constitutes a playoff game, Rudy intends on ending friendships before they even begin, Gregg finds a new role for Nick Labrocca, and Rudy gives a shoutout to the hand painted pre-game pennant. 

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

TRT: 55:48

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 #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