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A Podcast covering Lansing Soccer.

A Podcast covering Lansing Soccer.


Lansing, Michigan


A Podcast covering Lansing Soccer.




2020 and 2021 for Lansing Common FC

Westen, Geoff, Cam, and Eric give updates on Lansing Common news, and give their thoughts on recent MWPL news and expansion. From there, they discuss the biggest thing they learned in 2020, and tackle mailbag.


Full Board Podcast

The entire Lansing Common board jumps on to discuss the current status of the team. The hiring of Coach Josh Oakley, MWPL affiliating with NISA, and the forming of committees are all discussed. Mailbag questions about how we plan to grow the tea are also addressed.


We Are Lansing Common FC

In the first episode as "The Robin Needed a Podcast", Westen, Eric, Cam and Geoff discuss the launch of Lansing Common FC. They go over the crest, the name, the launch video, and the crest explainer. They also discuss why they think the launch was so successful. They also discuss what the future of the team might look like, and tackle many listener questions.


The Crest Reveal and Coaching Search

In their last official podcast as "Capital Combustion", Westen, Eric, Cam, and Geoff discuss the upcoming crest and name reveal for Quality Lansing Soccer Group. They also talk about the coaching search that is underway and tackle multiple mailbag questions.


Team Building in the age of COVID 19

Westen, Geoff, Eric and Scott discuss what has happened the past several months with the Quality Lansing Soccer Group. They talk about the process getting to a crest and name, and the decision to join the MPSL. They also discuss some of the challenges in the current environment like planning future events and sponsorships. Finally, they tackle multiple mailbag questions including one on the biggest on and off the field challenges they anticipate.


The Board is Here, What's Next?

Westen is joined by the new board of the Quality Lansing Soccer Group, Geoff, Scott, Eric, Jacquelynn, and Cam. They discuss what the next steps will be to form a club. They also discuss a meeting they had regarding a pro-rel league coming to Michigan.


Politics in Soccer and Future League Choices

Westen, Eric, and Geoff pod after the 2nd meeting of the Quality Lansing Soccer Group. They discuss how to keep people engaged through a long and somewhat dry process and discuss how the board will work to set up the team. They also talk about how the team should handle politics, and talk about what league the team might gun for.


Lansing Soccer: A New Hope

Westen, Cam, Eric, and Nick talk after the first meeting of the Quality Lansing Soccer Group, the effort to get a fan-owned soccer team in Lansing. They discuss the size and passion at the meeting, talk about the many challenges of having a fan-owned team, and tackle the timeframe of the team, and ways to have a diverse ownership. They also answer a few questions in the mailbag.


#43 | Roster Prediction Pod

Westen, Cam, Geoff and Lansing State Journal's Phil Friend go through the entire Ignite roster and predict where everyone will be playing next year. They also share favorite moments from each player. To close out, everyone also gives their final thoughts on the season and talks about if they will watch league one next year.


#42 | Interview #3 with Head Coach Nate Miller

Westen sits down with head coach Nate Miller for their 3rd and final conversation. They pick up from the last interview, after the home opener, and discuss the ups and downs of the Lansing season. Nate talks about having to coach while keeping a big secret, and they look ahead to the future as well.


#41 | Ignite Season Awards + The Future of Capital Combustion

Every Capital Combustion regular, including LSJs Phil Friend, is on to give their season end awards for Lansing Ignite. More club folding news is also discussed. From there, the future of Capital Combustion is revealed.


#40 | VP/GM Jeremy Sampson on the Lansing Ignite Season

Former VP/GM of Lansing Ignite Jeremy Sampson goes in-depth on Lansing Ignites one and only season with Westen and Cam. The success of the team on the field and the trouble behind the scenes are all discussed in depth.


#39 | Greenville Match Recap + The Last Mailbag

Westen, Brad, Cam, and Geoff discuss Lansings tough 1-0 loss to Greenville in the playoffs, going over what stymied Lansing in their last few games. In "The Last Mailbag" a lot of questions asked before the team is folding news came out are now answered in a way different manner than originally expected.


#38 | The LIFC is folding special

On the same day news breaks that LIFC will be folding, Westen, Brad, Cam, and Geoff give their raw takes. Live audience members also jump on. Feelings about this and the future are all explored.


#37 | Its Playoffs Time

Westen, Cam, Brad, and Cody discuss their experiences with the visiting members of the Flock, before diving into Lansings 1-0 loss to Madison this weekend. They also look ahead to the playoffs and then discuss the future of The Assembly Line and other topics in another packed mailbag.


#35 | Where's Cody?

Westen, Brad, and Cameron break down Lansings 1-1 draw to Tormenta. They discuss if their confidence in the team is shaken at all, and try and out the teams ended win streak into proper context. Multiple topics are discussed in the mailbag, including discussing the current playoff picture. They also take a look at the week of friendlies ahead.


#34 | Tumi or not Tumi? That is the Question

Westen, Cam, Geoff and Phil Friend of Lansing State Journal talk Ignite's dramatic 4-3 victory over Chattanooga. They talk about the lineup rotation and break down an interesting 2nd half as well. In yet another packed mailbag, the crew talks about how Lansing would do in USLC, and discuss how Lansing United supporters are starting to feel about Ignite.


#33 | This Ones for Scott

Westen, Cody, and Cam discuss Lansing's 5-0 thrashing of Tucson in a pod recorded immediately after the game. They also talk about Grand Rapids pulling out of their friendly with Lansing, and tackle listener questions in a "drunk mailbag".


#32 | Super Mailbag: xM Edition

Westen, Geoff, Cam, Brad, and Cody tackle tons of listener questions with no Ignite game this past week. Among the topics discussed are, the most important players to the team, player comps for Pato, ideal hangouts with Nate Miller, and other USL markets we would like to see. The crew also looks ahead to the Tucson game this Friday.


#31 | Texas Pato Massacre

Westen, Cam, Geoff, and Cody discuss Lansings 4-1 domination of North Texas. They talk about the team's growth from their last game against Texas and ask if Lansing is the best team in the league. From there, it's another loaded mailbag segment, where many topics, including attendance, are discussed.