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Last Word SC: Chicago Fire with Guillermo Rivera and Sounders Making Noise

August 26th, 2016

It's our two year anniversary! Our first ever podcast was on August 23, 2014. Somebody get us a toddler safe piece of cake!

On this episode of Last Word SC Radio, Matt sits down with two guests to talk about underdog uprisings in Major League Soccer. In segment one, we have Guillermo Rivera of Fire Confidential on to talk all things Chicago Fire. They talk about the relief of getting a road win and the direction the club is going for the future. Guillermo promptly squashes Matt's hype train of #FireMakeThePlayoffs2016. They do talk about youth development and possible DP signings. Bastian Schweinsteiger as a box-to-box midfielder? 

In segment two, Matt brings back an old friend and former co-host, Roger Cleaves. Matt and Rog break down what's been cooking up in Seattle and how Nicholas Lodero has revolutionized the Sounders. They boys talk Cascadia and Ozzie Alonso being a bull in a China Shop. Lastly, Rog gives his take on what the Sounders must do to make the playoffs.

In the Round Table, Matt goes solo to talk about Hope Solo and Richard Chaplow getting suspended for saying bad things. 

This episode is jammed packed with good stuff. Enjoy it with some Friday Tacos while you troll your Montreal Impact fan coworker about their loss to Chicago at home.

Fire Confidential Live - Episode 81 - Nelson Rodriguez Media Roundtable

May 20th, 2016

Nelson Rodriguez held a media roundtable at Toyota Park Friday to discuss a variety of topics, including the first 10 games on Chicago's 2016 season, the Chicago Fire Academy, recent news about the Fire's Habitat For Humanity project, scouting and player acquisition and much more spanning the nearly 90-minute session.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 80 - Peter Wilt

February 21st, 2016

Jeff and Guillermo are joined by former Chicago Fire General Manager and longtime President Peter Wilt, who recently joined Chicago NASL to spearhead efforts to bring a professional soccer team to the city of Chicago. Wilt discusses a variety of topics, from the recent launch of, his time with the Fire, MISL's Chicago Riot, and most recently Indy Eleven, and much more.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 79 - Nelson Rodriguez

February 14th, 2016

Jeff and Guillermo are once again joined by Chicago Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez to discuss the recent trade that sent Harrison Shipp to the Montreal Impact. Nelson also discusses preseason, homegrown players Mauricio Pineda and Collin Fernandez, the club's continued search for attacking midfield players, recent signings Joao Meira and Johan Kappelhof, and he opens up about the logistics behind MLS Target and General Allocation Money.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 78 - Section 8 Chicago AGM

January 31st, 2016

Jeff and Guillermo are at Section 8 Chicago's Annual General Meeting once again to discuss the upcoming 2016 season with Orrin Schwarz from The Daily Herald, Fire Confidential contributor Marty Tomszak, and Scott Greene, Una Sheridan, and Rudy Gomez from the 2016 Section 8 board. The guys are also joined by Chicago Fire and USMNT legend Frank Klopas to discuss his time in Chicago, as well as coaching Montreal, NASL in Chicago, future plans, and a variety of other topics.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 77 - Nelson Rodriguez

December 3rd, 2015

Jeff and Guillermo sit down with Chicago Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez after the introduction of Veljko Paunovic to the media, to discuss a variety of topics from his hiring process, a Fire USL side, technical and support staff changes, and roster movement heading into the offseason.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 76 - Offseason #AskFCL

November 18th, 2015

Jeff and Guillermo are back for their first show of the offseason to talk about a variety of topics, thanks to listener questions submitted via Twitter. The guys discuss Nelson Rodriguez's first month on the job and the continued search for a new head coach, player movement, and a variety of other on- and off-the-field questions as the Fire looks to bounce back in the new year from its worst season in club history.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 75 - Frank Yallop Announcement / #AskFCL

September 21st, 2015

Jeff and Guillermo field all your questions regarding Sunday's announcement that the Chicago Fire have parted ways with head coach Frank Yallop, as well as assistant coaches Marc Bircham and Clint Mathis. The Fire also announced the hiring of General Manager Nelson Rodriguez, and answer questions about the new GM, front office changes, a new jersey sponsor, and much more on this #AskFCL episode of Fire Confidential Live.


Fire Confidential Live - Episode 74 - Evan Whitfield

September 17th, 2015

Former Chicago Fire defender and color commentator Evan Whitfield joins Jeff and Guillermo again to discuss the current state of the Chicago Fire on and off the field, roster overhauls, the recent fan discontent behind #HauptmanOut and #Blackoutcf97, Hunter Jumper's recent comments about the club, and the possibility of a Chicago Sting revamp in NASL in the city.