Capital Combustion

A Podcast about Lansing Ignite and Lansing United soccer

The Board is Here, What’s Next?

January 16th, 2020

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

December 16th, 2019

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

November 11th, 2019

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

November 1st, 2019

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

October 29th, 2019

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

October 25th, 2019

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

October 22nd, 2019

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

October 17th, 2019

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

October 15th, 2019

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

October 9th, 2019

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.