FuegoCast#68: Why Always Rudy?

The gang is back to discuss the Shaun Maloney signing, Jon Busch, Sean Johnson, some tactics, MLS transactions, African Cup of Nations, Asia Cup, AC Milan with a dash of bonus content huddalis thrown in.

Take a listen, it is a tasty brew. Gregg may have had a rough production session. We apologize for him not being Nick.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Joey Tollefson, Nick Fedora, Stephen Piggott
Producer: Gregg Mixdorf

Ep. 68

FuegoCast #67: Rudy’s Phone

The part of the gang that isn’t working is back to talk about our Chicago Fire, Asia Cup, African Cup of Nations and the U20 huddalis. Also within is talk of Fire acquisitions and departures, Rudy’s phone, atomic ants and the horrible state of a certain club’s back line (not who you think).

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Joey Tollefson
Producer: Gregg Mixdorf

Episode 67

Super Drafts of Yore – SPREADSHEET STYLE!

Joey Tollefson put in a mountain of work analyzing super drafts of yore via a very detailed spreadsheet. While not entirely complete it is a very interesting data set to look at. It includes data on minutes played in the first three years of a super draftee’s career, a look at the current U20 squad and where they are came from, Homegrown signings, all previous Fire drafts including current players and the year they were selected, and even amount of draft picks verses amount of teams.

At the minimum this gives you something to pour over as we await the draft to start. If you really start to look at the (not entirely complete but fairly close) data presented here you can see how and when the league started evolving in terms of the draft and amount of teams.  Enjoy the fruits of Joey’s labor!

Fuego Article- MLS SuperDraft

FuegoCast #66: Brazilian Wax

The gang is mostly back! Elle returns from her sabbatical to talk about space, Rudy has the NASA hookups, Stephen is a popcorn enthusiast, Sara is late, Joey brings drinks and Gregg butchers some names. We get serious for a minute and someone makes use of sound effects (sorry Nick).

Nick has the week off like Thierry Henry on turf.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Stephen Piggott, Elle Harrer, Sara Corona, Joey Tollefson
Producer: Gregg Mixdorf

Brazilian Wax


FuegoCast #65: Huddled for the Holidays

The gang is back after the Christmas Krampus took away the first version of the recording to discuss the finalized transfer of David Accam to the Fire, preview the pre-season Simple Tournament in Portland, quickly review the transfers around the league including Cubo to Houston, discuss Round 2 of the Re-Entry Draft, critique new coach hirings and potential DP signings, and look at the games around the world.

Also, Elle is probably getting huddled in Pittsburgh, Stephen is definitely getting huddled in Chicago, Sara hopefully isn’t huddled, Joey is a late scratch and probably getting huddled on NyQuil, Nick continues his huddalis from the first unrecorded show, Rudy makes bad jokes, Nick makes jokes that don’t make sense, Rudy takes Nick’s chicken slapping job, and the podcast closes out the year with the necessary Tinder jokes.

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

TRT: 49:31

FuegoCast #64: Preparing for Re-Entry

The gang returns to talk Player Insanity as the Fire look to sign more players from Scandinavian leagues, talk about who the Fire should nab in Round 2 of the Re-Entry Draft, discuss the Liga MX Leg 2 Final, quickly review the Club World Cup, and, of course, the usual Tweets and Huddalis.

Also, Elle recovers from finals chaos, Nick tends to work chaos again, Sara tends to chaos involving her sister and knives, Nick is woefully absent during talk about defenders, Joey sits on the sideline while the cleaning crew vacuums his office, Sara and Rudy get catty over the Liga MX Final, Gregg shares a story of mistakes made by Stephen, and Joey asks the listeners to help select a Sideshow Bob XI.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Stephen Piggott, Sara Corona, Joey Tollefson
Producer: Nick Fedora

TRT: 60:26

FuegoCast #63: Drafty Windows

The gang is back! We talk about MLS for a good FIFTY MINUTES. MLS Cup Final, Special 4 hour trade window, Expansion Draft, Waiver Draft and Fire talk all INCLUDED!

No time like the present to listen to this one! It is going to get dated real fast with Friday’s Phase 1 of the Re-Entry draft looming.

Host: Gregg Mixdorf
Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Joey Tollefson
Producer: Gregg Mixdorf (fixed audio file now up. I am not Nick)

Ep. 63