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Capital Combustion

A Podcast about Lansing Ignite and Lansing United soccer

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#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.

1hr 54mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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# 8 | Do Not #IgniteTheNight

Westen, Geoff, and Brad talk about the first ever Lansing Ignite game, a 3-2 victory over the Richmond Kickers. They break down each goal and talk about the pros and cons of the high press system. They also all unveil their "Man of the Match" for game one. From there, they preview this upcoming week's game against the Greenville Triumph. Then, in a bonus segment, they speak to Geoff about the process of making the Lansing Ignite kits with Moneyball.


2 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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#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.

1hr 9mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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#9 | The Charter School AV Club

Westen, Geoff, Cameron, and Cody discuss Lansing's 2-1 loss to Greenville and try to figure out what went wrong. They also preview the home opener against Richmond this weekend and try to figure out the lineup with several players out after red cards. *This episode was recorded before the Ricky Lopez Espin suspension*


9 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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#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.

1hr 25mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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#29 | Pro Rel And The Future Of USL League One

With no Ignite games this week, Westen, Cody, Cam, and Geoff tackle the news from USL's recent summer meetings. They debate USL pro-rel, USL expansion, and discuss the impact the 2026 world cup may or may not have. They also look ahead to Ignites match against Orlando this week and take some listener questions.

1hr 14mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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#25 | #FreeNate and Lansing United Season Awards

Westen, Cam, Brad, and Cody discuss Lansings 3-3 draw to Toronto and try to diagnose why the team has lost so many late leads. From there, in 2 very heated segments, the crew discusses Nate Millers 3 game suspension, and rumors of USL sending all the MLS2 teams to League One. Spoilers: Pro-Rel discussion occurs. Geoff then jumps on to go through his and Westens Lansing United season awards. At the end, they also reveal this year's ransom player of the year.

1hr 34mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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#11 | Head Coach Nate Miller & Lansing United News

The episode kicks off with Capital Combustion's second conversation with LIFC head coach Nate Miller, as they talk about the season thus far. From there, Westen and Geoff talk about the US Open Cup, The Capital Cup and preview upcoming games. They then talk about the new Lansing United signings and some other United news.


25 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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#21 | Pure Guys We Love: Ignite Midseason Awards

Westen, Cam, Cody, and Brad discuss an excellent Lansing Ignite weekend with 2 victories at home over the week. They discuss the atmosphere against Orlando and hand out midseason awards. From there, Geoff jumps on to discuss a tough Lan U weekend and a spicy theory on how Lansing could still get home field in the playoffs.

1hr 41mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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#12 | Remember Goals?

The first part of the pod was recorded on Monday. Westen, Cody, and Brad discuss the 2-0 loss to Richmond and the news that Omaha is coming to League One. The second part was recorded Wednesday, as Westen, Cody, and Cam discuss the 2-0 loss to Tucson. Finally, Geoff jumps on to discuss tons of new Lansing United signings.

1hr 30mins

3 May 2019

Rank #10

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#18 | Almost Home

Westen, Brad, and Cam discuss Lansing tough 3-0 loss to Toronto and look ahead to the last game of the road trip against Greenville. From there, Geoff jumps on to talk about another undefeated Lansing United weekend.


12 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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#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.

1hr 30mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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#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.

1hr 5mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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#22 | Ignite Captain Brandon Fricke, and LSJs Phil Friend

Westen, Cam and the LSJs Phil Friend discuss the tough 3-1 loss to North Texas by Lansing Ignite and preview the week ahead. They also discuss Ricky Lopez Espin and Ignite parting ways. From there, Westen is joined by Ignite Captain Brandon Fricke to discuss the loss to Texas, his path to Ignite, being a leader, and his favorite spots in Lansing.

1hr 16mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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#23 | #RafasShirt2: Electric Boogaloo

In a pod recorded immediately after Tuesday's game. Westen, Geoff, Cody, and Cam discuss Lansing's victory over Madison and draw against Chattanooga. They talk about how crazy it was live and if Madison now feels like an actual rivalry, and where this ranks for their personal Lansing soccer moments. They also discuss the refereeing in Chattanooga. From there, Westen and Geoff talk about Lansing United's 4-2 loss to the Michigan Legends and preview the upcoming UWS playoffs.

1hr 13mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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#20 | Interview with Ignite Midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth

Westen sits down with Marshall Hollingsworth to discuss the teams 1-0 win over Toronto, his time in the MLS, the season as a whole so far and overcoming multiple knee injuries to make it to Ignite.


21 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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#26 | Interview with Ignite Assistant Coach Joel Delass

In this bonus episode, Westen sits down with assistant coach Joel Delass. They discuss the 3-3 draw to Toronto, where Delass was in charge, the differences between old USL and the USL today, as well as his path to Ignite and the season so far.


26 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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#24 | We Gotta Talk About the Refs

Westen, Geoff, Cam, and Cody discuss Lansings 2-2 draw against Tucson. They talk about the refereeing and Nates comments about it post-game. They also tackle Vuvuzelas and the team's formation change. From there, Westen and Geoff break down Lansings 3-1 loss to GRFC and reflect on the season as a whole.

1hr 24mins

16 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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#17 | Over The Moon

Westen, Geoff, Brad, and Cody discuss Lansing's big 1-0 win over Madison this past weekend. Westen also talks about his experience traveling to Madison. From there, in the return of Let The Sparks Fly, they debate adopting Lil Plug as a mascot for Ignite. On the Lansing United side, Geoff discusses making the trip to Indy for Lan Us 3-2 win over Indiana Union. Geoff gives his pick for the 2nd best team in the division so far, and they debate whether  Lan U should prioritize the Grand Rapids or Ann Arbor game this weekend.

1hr 3mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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#14 | Ft. LSJ's Phil Friend. The Best Two Soccer Teams in Michigan

Westen, Cody and Lansing State Journal's Phil Friend discuss a busy week for the Lansing Ignite, and another busy week to come. From there, Geoff jumps on to discuss the first Lansing United game of the season.

1hr 3mins

15 May 2019

Rank #20