It's a special edition of the Fire Talk Podcast!
Dan Santaromita, Justin O’Neil, JJ Stankevitz and Tom Cooper try to answer all the questions that surfaced after the U.S. failed to qualify for the World Cup. What went wrong in qualifying, who was at fault, what can be fixed, will things get better? Has any American soccer fan calmed down even a week after? The four on the panel sure still are plenty fired up.
The Fire have clinched a playoff berth, the U.S. is out of the World Cup and the Fire's 20th anniversary took place last weekend.
That's plenty for Shane Murray (MLSsoccer.com) and Dan Santaromita to talk about. They open by breaking down the failure of the U.S. men's national team to qualify for the World Cup.
Next, hear from Fire defenders Brandon Vincent and Matt Polster as they talk about their reactions to the defeat and if they think the national team is in their future. Finally, Dan and Shane look ahead to the final two weeks of the season for the Fire.
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The Fire have gone three games without a loss so Shane Murray (MLSsoccer.com) and Dan Santaromita discuss the team's recent performances and if the team is back to its best form.
Next, hear from Dax McCarty as he talked to reporters after training on Tuesday.
Finally, Dan and Shane give the latest on the lengthy Fire injury list and look at the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
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