London to New York City

News? What news? Unless you've been under a soccer rock, you know Frank Lampard finally signed with New York City FC. The guys break down the move from A to Z. Will his age be an issue? Where will head coach Jason Kreis play him? Is the deal a sign of progress in MLS? Finally, does Lampard have MVP potential?

Of course, plenty is going on elsewhere, including some high-profile friendlies that got ugly. Should MLS teams change their attitude? Should the league facilitate? The guys are in agreement. Same goes for Jay DeMerit's legacy, but they aren't so amicable when it comes to the East-West debate.

Lampard wasn't the only DP to land on American shores, though, as DaMarcus Beasley signed with Houston after his fourth World Cup. Dynamo president Chris Canetti joins the show to explain why Beasley, why now and why fans should harbor some hope of a turnaround.

Finally, why is David recieving hate Tweets? Where do rivalries come from? And why did Simon think a no-name forward would score 30 goals in 2011? You'll have to listen to find out.

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