FuegoCast #101: Drawing a Blank

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's most recent 0-0 draw, this time at New York City FC, review the results around the rest of MLS, preview the home match against Montreal, delve back into Player Insanity to address the recent rumors, and answer a quick bit of Huddalis.

Also, Rudy is subjecting himself to baseball for some reason, Joey is looking good wearing a suit at the Fire Foundation Associates board meeting, Sara forgets which match to review, the ladies are ready to commit to Paunovic, Elle doesn't trust Mark Geiger, Nick sees a simulation of himself on a professional soccer field, Elle gets creeped out by fingers, Nick kills Gregg and angers Elle in the predictions segment again, and a podcast legend hypothetically gets drafted into the Fire lineup. 

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Elle Harrer, Sara Corona
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 53:58

FuegoCast #100: Fuego Centenario

The gang returns to discuss Veljko Paunovic's first win as Fire head coach in a 1-0 home win against the Philadelphia Union, quickly review the results around the league, preview Sunday's match at NYCFC, and relive some huddalis. 

Also, Rudy checks in and out while at WWE Raw to make an appearance in the Centenario, Gregg makes a reference for the youth that half the panel doesn't even understand, Sara leaves the show early to tend to Papa Corona, Joey speculates on Rodrigo Ramos' snow clause, Elle lets the team down by missing a great trolling opportunity, Gregg and Nick take issue with the fans again, Elle's hate for this weekend's opponent goes a little too far, Joey shows his fatigue, and Nick shares the story of the forever unreleased HuddleCast. 

Thank you for listening over the years, everyone. We truly appreciate it. Here's to many more shows in the future. 

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

TRT: 55:16

FuegoCast #99: Little Fish, Big Fish

The gang returns to try something new as they round up some international action starting with the US U-23 drawing at Columbia 1-1, discuss the shambolic 2-0 loss the senior US Men's team suffered in Guatemala, highlight Mexico's 3-0 win in Canada, review this weekend's MLS action, touch on some African Cup of Nations qualifiers, and preview Saturday afternoon's Fire game against Philadelphia.

Also, Joey T is on the injured list, Sara remains in parts unknown, Gregg writes fan fiction for a certain CONCACAF filth bucket, Nick doesn't want to drop a hot take bomb on the panel, Rudy plans his travels, Elle comes across a new sport, and Gregg finds difficulty closing the show.

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

TRT: 41:35

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 #95: Ready or Not, Off We Go

The gang returns for Season Four of the FuegoCast to discuss the Fire's 2-0 Simple Tournament victory, give a report about the Kickoff Luncheon, offer various predictions to the MLS season ahead, preview the season opener against New York City FC, and end on some Huddalis. 

Also, Sara is deep in the chaos zone (apologies in advance), Elle tells a tale of Logan Pause's dark arts, Sara gets very excited about meeting her Fire crush, Elle offers Veljko Paunovic fashion advice on behalf of the panel, Nick gets more than he bargained for when he asked for maximum chaos, the gang laughs at their hilariously bad predictions from last year, Elle seems to have forgotten how the Supporter's Shield works, Nick goes off on a surprising mad rant, and the ladies lose control of the huddalis. 

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

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

FuegoCast #93: Shipp Happens

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 4-2 preseason victory over Philadelphia, the trade of Harrison Shipp to Montreal, look at the minimal Player Insanity developments, and pretty much talk about whatever else comes to mind.

Also, Joey has the night off, Rudy gets upset when Ellen gets the scoop to Gregg about the Shipp trade, Gregg texts Nick in the middle of the night, Ellen has a monologue that inspires Sara to tears, Gregg makes a filthy Notre Dame soccer joke and butchers names and words left and right, Joey gets a new nickname, and Sara shares a filthy text from Papa Corona. 

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

TRT: 50:18

FuegoCast #92: Baby Steps

The gang returns to discuss the Fire's 3-0 preseason win over University of South Florida, review the continuing saga of Offseason Player Insanity, look at the signings around the league, touch upon the future CONCACAF Champions League games, and answer the returning Tweets and Huddalis. 

Also, Elle is away getting birthday huddled, Nick is making the audios, Joey is a late scratch, Sara is a late addition, Gregg lays out the schedule for the show, Sara reveals her team crush, Gregg lists the players younger than Sara, some friendly faces visited Ellen's bar, and Sara mistakes the show's rating as PG then seemingly gives her last breath on air. 

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

TRT: 48:14

FuegoCast #91: Going for LaBrocca

The gang returns this week to talk more pre-season Player Insanity, continue to despair over the current state of the roster, talk about soccer that doesn't relate to a team with a shambolic roster, 

Also, Joey starts an episode title naming streak with a great pun, Nick is away at work, the gang heartily approves one of the new signings, Sara has difficulty joining the call late, Gregg makes a freudian slip already ready to fire players, Sara brings audio chaos again, Nick rescues Joey from the audio abyss in post, Rudy loses it and confesses his infidelity with another podcast, Elle coins a new euphemism relating to filing a discovery claim, Joey asks Nick to sacrifice a woman to the audio gods at the USA vs. Iceland game, Sara and Elle go on a magnificent rant, and the gang is horrified by a photo in the Skype chat. 

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

TRT: 55:51

FuegoCast #90: The Values of Depth

The gang strike back to discuss more off season Player Insanity, plunge to the depths of their emotions on the current state of the roster and technical staff, critique the new home shirt, talk about babies and filthy friendlies, and Joey returns his Where Are They Now? segment.

Also, Nick is extra salty, and not just from the ocean, Sara is lost in the internet, Gregg does a Nelson Rodriguez impersonation in the style of Batman, Joey talks Twitter handles, Elle wants a new player to take the same drugs as referees, the gang makes an HGTV reference, the gang continues to debate the attractiveness of the bench, Joey suggests a member of the podcast sign for the team then finds DJ Step's greatest challenge, Mad Gregg scolds Rudy about muting his phone when Alexis makes a cameo appearance, and Elle casts a classy sitcom.

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

TRT: 55:53
 

FuegoCast #89: GAM, TAM, Thank You Ma'am

FuegoCast #89: GAM, TAM, Thank You Ma'am

The gang returns in the new year to discuss the Patrick Nyarko trade to D.C. United, Player Insanity: SuperDraft Edition including the Joevin Jones trade, rumored signings, and additions to the FIFA referees list, and honor the patron saint of the show, Cuauhtemoc Blanco. 

Also, Ellen is working the booze mines, Rudy is late, Sara is adrift in parts unknown, Nick is defensive about the age of 30, Gregg recognizes the cuteness of soccer soul mates Vejlko Paunovic and Nelson Rodriguez, Joey has his own criteria for judging left backs and his own idea on how to release new signings, Gregg upsets Nick at an indirect dig at the Veikkausliiga, Nick defends his mad beard then starts his own player rumor, which the gang ogles, and Joey shares a story of true love then coins the name of the episode

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

TRT: 56:29

FuegoCast #88: Cemented in History

* This was originally published on 12/18/2015

The gang returns to discuss the lackluster Re-Entry Draft results and other league signings, talk about the new Homegrown signings and signing rumors, review the incredible Liga MX final, and quickly talk about the Club World Cup.

Also, Nick makes a gross recommendation for a signing, Rudy didn't watch the Liga MX final leading to shaming from Nick and Gregg, Nick's dumb jokes return, the crew dedicates themselves to live coverage of the CONCACAF Champions League, Gregg and Nick rush to their computers for Liga MX rumors, and Gregg is lucky to be alive.

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

Direct download link HERE.

FuegoCast #87: Everything's Coming Up Rose City

* This was originally published on 12/11/2015

The gang returns to review Portland Timbers' 2-1 MLS Cup winning victory over the Columbus Crew, look at MLS Player Insanity and the Re-Entry First Round, and review the mighty Liga MX Semi-Finals.

Also, Rudy calls in from the Pub 97 unveiling and teases some news not meant for the podcast, the rest of the gang are occupied, Nick has dreamy eyes for Michel in the Re-Entry Draft, Gregg is incredulous that the Liga MX Playoffs aren't on at the Pub 97 unveiling, and Gregg tries to get secrets from Rudy.

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

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FuegoCast #86: Out the Door

* Originally Published 12/5/2015

Gregg and Rudy return to discuss 2015 Player Insanity: Contract Option Edition, pontificate about the Carlos Vela rumors, preview the MLS Cup Final, talk about some Liga MX Playoffs, as well as look at the knockout round fixtures for the CONCACAF Champions League.

Also, everyone else is apparently busy, Rudy is a sleepy head and is sad about Club America, Sunshine has a lot of important meowing about Carlos Vela and Veljko Paunovic, Rudy is apparently making a drink throughout the show, Gregg thanks Rabble TV for hosting the Live FuegoCast, Gregg shows his inner gringo pronunciation of Mexican club names, Rudy commits sacrilege, and Nick is probably having a well earned drink after dealing with a technically difficult episode.

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

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FuegoCast #85: Cautiously Optimistic

* Originally published 11/25/2015

The gang returns to discuss the hire of the Fire's new mysterious head coach Veljko Paunovic, review the Leg 1 results of the MLS Cup Playoffs, preview the Leg 2 match ups, and take a quick look at the Liga MX Playoffs.

Also, Sara and Elle zip in with lookalike comparisons for Paunovic, Joey appreciates the coaching style of Paunovic, Joey breaks bad news to Nick about Nelson Rodriguez's stance against the dark arts, the gang evaluate the possible fashion decisions for next year's bench, Rudy leaves the call to make rice pudding, and Joey breaks the code for MLS hat tricks in 2015.

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

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FuegoCast #84: Fuego Playoff Fever

The gang returns to review all of the MLS Playoff Conference Semi-Final results, preview the Conference Finals, talk about the recent coaching change in the league, and round up some player rumors. Also, a certain matchup sedated two very active listeners, the gang are unhappy with the managers of their preferred international teams, and they start a new catch phrase for the Fire's coaching search.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf

Panelist: Rudy Gomez

Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 75:23

Download: Fuego Ep. 84

FuegoCast #83: Fan Depreciation Night

The gang returns to discuss the abomination 2-1 home loss to the Supporters' Shield champions New York Red Bulls, put the worst regular season to bed, review who in the front office and on the roster should stay and who should gargle, talk about the recent coaching rumors, and predict the MLS Cup Play-in round. Also, Gregg and Elle have alternate ideas for Fan Appreciation Night, Sara smuggled potatoes into the stadium, the gang admit mistakes were made and continue to profess their love for Denis "The Hammer" Hamlett, Joey admits he needs a good cry sometimes, Elle doesn't trust the name Tab, Gregg uncovers the controversy of Fat Sparky, Elle outs Gregg's tendency to record conversations, Nick conjures the most horrifying image in podcast history according to Elle, Nick comes up with a catch phrase for Gregg's coaching search, LA has ruined Nick's sense of fashion decency, and Gregg has enticing plans for when Nick visits Chicago over Thanksgiving.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf

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

FuegoCast #82: El Rey de CONCACAF

The gang returns to mostly ignore the recent Fire news, break down Mexico's 3-2 CONCACAF Cup victory over the United States, discuss the coaching situations for Mexico and the United States, and take a general look at the MLS Playoff picture and Supporters Shield race. Also, Gregg reports on behalf of Nick from the CONCACAF Cup, Sara joins the call like she usually does, then the gang previews the upcoming wrestling shows and corresponding podcast, share their love for Nick who is probably getting frustrated with the episode, and swap photos on the chat that thankfully none of you will ever see.

There really isn't anything much to talk about, folks.

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


Download: Fuego Ep. 82