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  • FuegoCast #172 - Robert and Natalie

    24/01/2020 Duration: 45min

    We discuss the NEWZ of the last few weeks. Rudy tries to improve his microphone, we DRINK THE HONEY for Frank, Ellen makes her jokes, staff talk galore, Nick hangs out, Gregg threatens to fancast about Natalie Portman??  

  • FuegoCast #171: Resurrection

    29/12/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    The gang is back to discuss the new leaders of the Fire and throw gloves. We get real goofy about track suits, Fiats, Stoitchkov, celebrate the demise of Veljko along with a whole bunch of other stuff.  Everything you wanted? 

  • FuegoCast #170: Time to Say Goodbye

    06/11/2018 Duration: 01h20min

    Well, this is it. The gang returns for the last time to talk about the emotional toll of the 2018 season overall, break down the Nelson Rodriguez press conference, look at the mid-season conflict between the supporters and the front office, decide whether Veljko Paunovic warrants a return to the sideline next season, and dust off Rudy’s Keep/Drop Catapult one last time. Thanks again to everyone who listened, subscribed, messaged, tweeted, and heckled over the years. We’re glad you were along with us throughout the journey. And special thanks to the other members of the panel who gave the best analysis, perspective, humor, and filth we could ask for. The show wouldn’t have been the hilarious success without you all. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelist: Rudy Gomez Producer: Nick Fedora Special Thanks: Ellen Harrer, Joey T, Sara Corona, Eva Hall, Stephen Piggott, Tweed Thornton TRT: 81:01

  • FuegoCast #169: Slog Days of Summer

    17/07/2018 Duration: 01h20min

    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

    05/06/2018 Duration: 01h18min

    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, and 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

    07/05/2018 Duration: 01h02min

    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 #166: Routine Checkup

    10/04/2018 Duration: 41min

    The gang reluctantly returns to discuss the Fire’s recent 1-0 win against Columbus, take a look at the team overall one month into the season, and preview Saturday’s game against the Galaxy. Also, the gang yields to Nick’s demand to check in, Gregg forgot to hit record the first time losing a great first segment and series of puns to the digital abyss, Gregg reveals our coach is a mad lunatic, Ellen has a new coach dislike metric, Nick gets paternal protective over a squad player, Nick smashes that panic button, Ellen calls out a Bad Taek from Rudy, and Nick commandeers the show and ends it when other entertainment hits its peak. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Ellen Harrer Producer: Nick Fedora TRT: 41:07

  • FuegoCast #165: Into the Fray

    07/03/2018 Duration: 43min

    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 #164: Fire in the Hole

    28/02/2018 Duration: 01h14min

    The gang returns to preview the new Fire season, address the Alan Gordon Thing, and make the traditionally bad West and East predictions. Also, Nick is on the inactive list indefinitely working a new job, Gregg steps on Rudy’s lines, Nick is the designated spreadsheet handler, Elle’s sentiment influences her predictions, Colorado doesn’t exist to a gravely unprepared Rudy, Ellen’s reruns a joke to a much lesser affect, Ellen grabs a snack during the show, Gregg renames NYCFC’s stadium, Gregg and Ellen eat to spite an unhappy listener, and Ellen has an unpleasant wish for Rapids coach Anthony Hudson. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Ellen Harrer Producer: Nick Fedora TRT: 74:13

  • FuegoCast #163: This Is A Ghost Town

    14/02/2018 Duration: 42min

    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

    24/01/2018 Duration: 01h05min

    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

    12/12/2017 Duration: 42min

    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

    05/12/2017 Duration: 54min

    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 #159: Down and Out

    08/11/2017 Duration: 01h47min

    The gang finally returns to lay the 2017 season to rest after a 4-0 Knockout Round loss to New York Red Bulls, take a look at the gang’s pre-season predictions, review the rest of the MLS Playoff picture, and review the roster in one of our favorite segments: Keep/Drop. Also, Rudy jumps the Keep/Drop segment for one player in particular, everyone laughs at each other’s pre-season predictions, Nick flips his support for a certain defender in the playoffs, Gregg describes his MLS Cup fantasy, Nick gives his Baldomero Toledo impression, Rudy exercises his catapult, and the gang want to send a certain player to a galaxy far, far away. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelist: Rudy Gomez Producer: Nick Fedora TRT: 107:41

  • FuegoCast #158: Playoffs Await

    24/10/2017 Duration: 53min

    The gang is back to discuss the Fire’s 3-0 regular season finale loss at Houston, look around to the rest of the league and playoff picture, preview the Fire’s mid-week Knockout Round game against New York Red Bulls, look ahead to the rest of the Knockout Round games. Also, Gregg calls in from overseas again leading to major technical difficulties, Nick prefers chaos over Fire, the gang have nervy predictions, Gregg subs out of the call early, Gregg offers predictions and insight from beyond the WiFi grave, Nick walks back from the precipice of filth, and give fond farewells to a few favorite entities around MLS. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelist: Rudy Gomez Producer: Nick Fedora TRT: 53:08

  • FuegoCast #157: Niko Party

    17/10/2017 Duration: 01h03min

    The gang returns to review the Fire’s 3-2 win against Philadelphia, review the results and standings around the League, preview the regular season finale at Houston, criticize the wacky MLS Cup Playoffs schedule, and touch on the final ever match day for the CONCACAF Hex. Also, Nick files a rare live report from Toyota Park, Gregg calls in from overseas, Nick questions the hierarchy of meats, the gang laughs at another team’s stadium misfortunes, Nick finds familiar hope in the Houston preview, and Gregg joins Nick in cheering for international chaos, Nick has CONCACAF Champions League on the mind, and Gregg knows when to extricate himself from potentially unpleasant situation. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelist: Rudy Gomez Producer: Nick Fedora TRT: 63:17

  • FuegoCast #156: Gone Up in Dames

    10/10/2017 Duration: 56min

    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

    03/10/2017 Duration: 55min

    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

    26/09/2017 Duration: 01h08s

    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 #153: Edge of the Blade

    19/09/2017 Duration: 57min

    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 USWNT’s 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

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