The guys pit ESPN against FOX by inviting Alexi Lalas to join in the Heineken Rivalry Week conversation a week after Taylor Twellman set the show alight. First up, the Hudson River Massacre, as one listener put it, that saw the Red Bulls prove #NYisRed for the fourth time in four tries. What can NYCFC do to recover after a loss that will go down in New York Derby lore? Plus, Waston’s tackle after the whistle, another attempt at explaining the Rapids’s success and hot seats in Seattle.

In the second segment, Copa America Centenario is quickly approaching, and the United States 23-man roster is out following a friendly win in Bayamon against Puerto Rico. Lalas is back to break down the group, including Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision between Wondo and Jordan Morris, the ideal center-back pairing and in what scenario the Nats will win it all. His favorite? They wear green, red and white.

The mailbag begins with a quandary: Why doesn’t every team put two men on the posts? Dave is riled up, and so were NYCFC fans when a certain Designated Player came on a substitute on Saturday. Listen to find out who.

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