FuegoCast #85: Cautiously Optimistic

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

TRT: 53:33

Download: Fuego Ep. 85

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

TRT: 81:37

Download: Fuego Ep. 83

View: Fire 2015 Keep or Drop-MLS Play-in Predictions – Sheet

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

TRT: 38:01

Download: Fuego Ep. 82

FuegoCast #81: Finding the Big Straw

The gang returns from another hiatus to discuss the firing of Frank Yallop, the hiring of Nelson Rodriguez, take a quick look at the roster in general, offer some hopeful transfer and coaching options, and review the MLS Playoff picture.

Also, Nick asks for future favors from Nelson Rodriguez, Gregg and Rudy ask for multiple Mexican players because of course, Nick asks for more defensive midfielders because of course, the gang gush over the Miguel Herrera as head coach idea because of course, Joey volunteers to pay Miguel Herrera’s bail, and the gang discovers they like well dressed brawlers for coaches.

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

TRT: 54:31

Download: Fuego Ep. 81