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MLSsoccer's Scouting Report of the Fire

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A lot of questionable stuff said here. Most notably that Patrick Nyarko might be out of a job if he doesn't start scoring more goals and living up to his potential. Not sure they know what they're talking about.

Doesn't look like Robbie Rogers will be joining the Fire any time soon

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He's announced he's stepping away from soccer. Oh, and that he's gay. Frankly the first part is more important to me.

SBI reports Duka-Oduro trade finalized

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Ives says sources confirm that the Fire have traded Dominic Oduro to the Columbus Crew for Dilly Duka. Not many other details or any official word from the teams or MLS yet.

Federico Puppo Loaned Out for 2013 Season

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Puppo wil head to Ecuador to play for LDU Quito.

MLS Rumors: Fire linked with Iván Marcone

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Just a rumor on the MLS site. Marcone is a 22 year-old Argentine midfielder. He has one goal in 112 appearances. His one goal for Arsenal de Sarandí can be found on YouTube here.

Toyota Park Debt Concerns in Bridgeview

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In the sunshine and rainbow world of Chicago/Chi-suburb politics, Toyota Park promised some nice profits. Now, the burden of debt will fall on Bridgeview residents.

Hot Cast In Old Town #17: End of the Line

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The gang returns for the season finale of Hot Cast In Old Town! After a lengthy post-season hiatus, the crew returns to review the 2012 Chicago Fire season, talk about the positional battles on the Fire roster, nominate Game of the Year, Worst Game of the Year, and Moment of the Year, and predict MLS Cup. Also, Stephen does his best Rudy impression, Tweed battles the mute button, Stephen discusses the merits of signing a bald player, Nick is out charming women at film school (allegedly), and Gregg plays Santa Claus recognizing and rewarding the contributors of the Hot Cast throughout the year. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelists: Tweed Thornton, Stephen Piggott Producer: Nick Fedora

Cory Gibbs Retires

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The mystery of Cory Gibbs' future has been solved.

Hot Cast In Old Town #16: Limping to the Playoffs

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In this week's Hot Time In Old Town the gang recaps the disappointing 1-1 draw against D.C. United, gives a fantastic tactical preview to the knockout playoff match gainst Houston, and offer predictions for the match. Also, Section 8 Vice-Chairman Jeff Marinacci substitutes for Tweed, Gregg has the sniffles, Steve reads off more tweets and reports from New Jersey in the midst of the Hurricane Sandy chaos, Rudy wants his tweets read, Nick reports from film school via Twitter, and the Hot Cast crew gives a birthday shout out to season ticket rep Emily Morris. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Stephen Piggott, Jeff Marinacci Producer: Nick Fedora

Hot Cast In Old Town #15: A Revolting Performance

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In this week's Hot Cast In Old Town, the gang discusses the Fire's 1-0 loss at New England, look at the playoff picture with one weekend to go in the season, preview the season finale against D.C. United, and rundown the group stage finale of the CONCACAF Champions League. Also, Tweed takes the night off and Dan Martin makes his Hot Cast debut, Gregg continues to enjoy the rolling starts, Steve refrains from audio disturbances for once and makes logical and realistic predictions, Rudy encourages the listeners to get in the stadium to cheer during pre-game warmups, and the podcast accomplishes its goal of finishing under an hour for the first time. Host: Gregg Mixdorf Panelists: Rudy Gomez, Stephen Piggott, Dan Martin Producer: Nick Fedora