Player Insanity

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #133: The Four and a Half Million Dollar Man

The gang returns to discuss Player Insanity 2017: Bastian Schweinsteiger edition, mention the CONCACAF qualifiers, travel Around the League, preview this weekend's home match against Montreal, and give quick shouts out to Logan Pause FC and the Red Stars. 

Also, Joey is in Texas, the ladies are away, Nick doesn't like the wind, Gregg rants against league writers again, Nick rants about a roster move he's obsessed with, Gregg appreciates Nick's astronomy interest, Rudy wishes discomfort to Columbus, and the gang chuckles at Jason Kreis who continues to be Jason Kreis.

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

TRT: 53:09

FuegoCast #126: Dax Gonna Give it to Ya

The gang is back! Gregg and Rudy are high on Dax, Eva provides sanity checks, we talk the super draft, Bava, and possible future moves. Gregg is worried about Nelson's health, Rudy giggles at the Red Bull fans while Eva denies Will Johnson. Also we get real tired real fast. 

Nick had to sit this one out due to work chaos but yet checks in via text.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf

Panelists: Eva Hall, Rudy Gomez

Producer: Gregg Mixdorf

TRT: 51:26

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