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Episode 32 - Old Habits Die Hard

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Episode 32 - Old Habits Die Hard
Da guys discuss the Fire's 4-1 loss out in San Jose where they gifted Wondo the MLS all-time scorer crown. A full discussion follows on lack of depth and options when Bastian and Gaitan are not available. Who's at fault? The answer is muddled but da guys try their best to figure out who is most responsible for the defeat. 
May 23, 2019
Episode 31 - Chicago via Bridgeview
Da guys talk Fire and are feeling good about the W over New England but remain cautious due to the current state of the Revolution. That team is not in a good place. Part II (around 35th minute) the discussion shifts to the recent news and detail which has da Fire moving to Soldier Field next season. Thanks to all the avid listeners! Music by Carbon Tigers and Clueless Kit
May 11, 2019
Episode 30 - Help Me Baby, Ain't No Stranger...To The Draw
Da guys fall flat on creativity in the intro just like the current FIRE attack. Once warmed up da Fire's 1-1 draw with Vancouver is discussed along with one of the most comical goals they can remember. A look ahead to a lackluster Colorado team invading Bridgeview proceeds the Contender Standings. #cf97 - Music by Carbon Tigers
April 17, 2019
Episode 29 - Da FIRE are ahead of Atlanta (generic euro fraudster naming) UTD
Special guest Joe Tooley joins da guys to discuss da Fire and their 2-2 draw in Toronto. Also a preview on Fire v Vancouver this Friday.  Part II - Contender Standings & European Cup talk.  Music by Carbon Tigers
April 10, 2019
Episode 28 - Clean Sheet Cruisin
Da Guys discuss da Fire win and defensive performance over Red Bull New York. Plus, we finally have Bastain actually listed at Center Back on the pre-match lineup, DUH. Lastly, new look Contender standings. Music by Carbon Tigers. 
April 5, 2019
Episode 27 - Chicago City Football Club: Speculation
The boys talk about the idea of Chicago Fire Soccer Club rebranding, possible name changes and a move to Soldier Field. #cf97 Music by Carbon Tigers
April 4, 2019
Episode 26 - CJ Sapong Appreciation Pod
Jon & Mike discuss the draw v. Portland as well as the loss to Seattle. Then more big picture theories on the roster and what might happen to the starting XI when Gaitan starts playing. Finally, contender standings in the East and also an MLS run down. #cf97 #officiallyunofficial Music by Carbon Tigers & Clueless Kit
March 20, 2019
Episode 25 - Zlatan Again..... Fire extend their poor opening day record
We break down the lineups and goals from opening day, then the roster in general. In part two we discuss the CONTENDER STANDINGS. Music by Carbon Tigers and Clueless Kit. 
March 8, 2019
Episode 24 - 2019 Eastern Conference Outlook
We break down the Eastern Conference teams and predict where the Fire may finish. Do they stack up against some of the top teams this year? Music by Carbon Tigers & Clueless Kit. 
March 5, 2019
Episode 23 - FIRE 2019 Preview
Jon & Mike discuss the Gaitan news, the Fire roster heading into 2019 and offer some predictions on the season overall. Unfiltered. Music by Carbon Tigers. 
March 2, 2019
Bridgeview Fire Pre-Pre-season 2019.
We Back. Officially unofficial & always unfiltered. Discussion on the MLS SUPER draft, roster building, Fire XI 2018 v 2019 & other MLS news. Music as always by Carbon Tigers.  
February 9, 2019
Episode 21 - MLS Cup Playoffs & Nelson's End of Season Circus
Jon & Mike break down the MLS Cup Knockout Round and look ahead to the Conference Semi-Finals. Hatred for SKC and Atlanta is shared. Then Rock, Paper, Scissors & a shameless plug for the Carbon Tigers. Part II...(51st minute) A discussion on Nelson Rodriguez's end of season press conference.
November 3, 2018
Episode 20 - An Idiot's Guide to Fire Fandom
The boys breakdown another dull loss before jumping into the contender standings while taking a look at the playoff picture in both the East & West. Part 1 ends with worlds quickest Montreal preview. Part 2- An Idiot's guide to Fire fandom. Music by Carbon Tigers.
August 18, 2018
Episode 19 - This is the End Beautiful Friend.
The boys break down the End of their beautiful friend... #cf97. We start by talking through the US Open cup game as its unfolding along with some MACRO talking points. If you want some straight up content jump forward to minute 39 for some depression beers as we call up BIG PAW on the BFP Hotline and share some rants about that one guy (he who shall not be named). Music by Carbon Tigers.
August 9, 2018
Episode 18 - Live from Bridgeport... Falling Fire
Weird episode guys. Our first recording outside of the Command Center. We are in Bridgeport recording before the Sox game. We talk #cf97's back to back losses, goalkeeping issues & preview FC Dallas. We also talked new Fire ownership & had some great twitter questions. Music by Carbon Tigers.
July 14, 2018
Episode 17 - Oh.... How It's Been So Long
Jon & Mike discuss Katai's dominant performance over NYCFC and whether he will be re-signed or not. We prepare ourselves for squad rotation ahead of a busy #cf97 fixture list before jumping into Contender Standings in which the Fire, yes the Fire, make the top 6. Part two we discuss more #Free101 sentiment before jumping into the WORLD Fracking CUP. Music by Carbon Tigers.
July 7, 2018
Episode 16 - #Free101 & Bridgeview's World Cup Talk
The boys break down the Fire's 1-1 draw with New England in Bridgeview before jumping into the Free 101 movement which is most important. Also we talk World Cup and offer our predictions. Thanks for listening as always. #cf97 #Free101. Music by Carbon Tigers.
June 14, 2018
Episode 15 - Richard Sanchez.... G.O.A.T. Moustache
Jon and Mike recap the Fire's win over San Jose and their great pregame taco tailgate spread before jumping into a preview of the upcoming match in Bridgeview v. The Revolution. Part two includes some instant reactions to the squads epic 11 round shoot-out win over Columbus in the U.S. Open Cup. On to the next round! We end with adjusted Contender Standings. Thanks for listening. Music by Carbon Tigers.
June 7, 2018
Episode 14 - Fire follow up Gordo stunner with dud in Philly
Jon and Mike react to the surprising win in Orlando before jumping into the humbling loss @ Philadelphia mid week. Then a small shake up in the Contender Standings before launching into some great twitter content received by Bridgeview Fire's avid listeners and #cf97 fans covering ESPN+, Tchani, Injuries and more. Remain up beat Fire fans. Let's throw a beat down on San Jose this weekend.
May 31, 2018
Episode 13 - The Nelson Rodriguez Presser
The boys introduce a new team into the contender standings and discuss the lack of options Pauno has at his disposal. Later a discussion on Nelson Rodriguez's round table and thoughts on how he could possibly believe the Fire on progressing. Music by Carbon Tigers.
May 26, 2018
Episode 12 - Lincoln Yards Conspiracy Pod
We talk about the Fire's current lack of form and need to beat Houston this weekend. Then we dive into the big news regarding the Lincoln Yards development. Plus a big shake up in the contender standings.
May 16, 2018
Episode 11 - Fire End Road Swing with Buzzer Beater
Jon and Mike are joined by 'EK' while discussing the Fire's exciting draw up in Toronto and also preview the upcoming game v. Atlanta. CONTENDER STANDINGS of course. Talking points include TRUMP, the Chant & Fire youngsters.
May 2, 2018
Episode 10 - It's Just Business
Recap of victory in Jersey (jergens shore), new Contender Standings, Preview on TFC, so much rambling, Mo Mo Mo Salah, Fox sports lack of soccer personalities and much more. You are welcome.
April 28, 2018
Episode 9 - Zlatan conquers Bridgeview IL
The gang breaks down the Fire's failure to impress infront of record Toyota Park crowd as the men in red fall to the Galaxy. They ponder the defensive nature of Paunovic's recent lineups. Last but certainly not least, Jon & Mike are also joined by Big Paw who breaks down the Toyota Park hot dog experience. Music by Carbon Tigers.
April 18, 2018
Episode 8 - Zlatan is Coming
The boys break down the Fire's first win of the season v. Columbus, Fire formations and dive into the Fire's defensive options. Then we preview our upcoming match up with the LA Galaxy out in Bridgeview before talking about how the Eastern Conference standings. Music by Carbon Tigers.
April 11, 2018
Episode 7 - First Blood
FIRE SNAG FIRST POINT! Basti goes all Rambo on Portland by refusing to lose. Complete break down of the exciting 2-2 draw v Portland followed by a look ahead to the upcoming match with Columbus. We also ponder the Fire's formation and what options Pauno has at his disposal. Plus a quick MLS run down and thoughts on the pecking order in the Eastern Conference. #cf97 #MLS (Music by Carbon Tigers)
April 4, 2018
Episode 6 - Fire v. Portland Preview, MLS Relocation & More
The gang breaks down the upcoming match v. Portland in Bridgeview. Jon forgets all about hop varieties, special guest BIG PAW tells us about a four star Sandwich shop in Logan Square. Mike wonder's what kind of scouting the Fire are doing. We dig into the lack of Fire signings, Fire fandom in general, it's ownership and how it may or may not relate to #savethecrew. Music by Carbon Tigers.
March 29, 2018
Episode 5 - The Minnesota Loss
We go loony over the loss in Minnesota. Jon breaks down some USMNT roster news, we talk about the lack of Fire signings AGAIN... chirp chirp... Also a discussion on the 2 part interview with Nelson Rodriguez by Orrin Schwarz and hit up the twitter mail bag. Music by Carbon Tigers. (
March 22, 2018
Episode 4 - Vermes heard the pod and unleashed the wizards.
In this weeks episode we breakdown the home loss to KC and recap what was a wild night in Bridgeview. We look forward to the Fire's upcoming match in Minnesota, talk about the new TV deal, MLS results and Lee Nguyen who is still reportedly trapped in the cupboard under the stairs. Music by Carbon Tigers.
March 13, 2018
2018 Chicago Fire SC Preview
First we breakdown the roster by position. Later we go over several talking points for 2018 including the lack of signings, Mike questions Pauno's use of Basti last season, we ask whether Pauno is on the hot seat this term, Jon has a dig at NR and much more. @bridgeviewfire #cf97 Music by Carbon Tigers.
March 9, 2018
MLS - Eastern Conference Preview
2nd episode. Jmoz5 and MRT break down the Eastern Conference. Yes there was one week of play already but who cares? Thats like... your opinion man. #dayofthedude. Music by Carbon Tigers. @bridgeviewfire #cf97
March 8, 2018
MLS - Western Conference Preview
First ever Bridgeview Fire POD. Music by Carbon Tigers.
March 2, 2018
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