SEGMENT 1: Major League Soccer is down to its Final Four … and all four teams have total payrolls for the season worth under $4 million. Stein and Steve discuss the teams still alive in the MLS playoffs, all of which cost less to assemble than employing Thierry Henry or Robbie Keane on their own.
SEGMENT 2: More MLS playoff talk from the boys, who lament the early exits of the marquee teams from New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Or do they?
SEGMENT 3: Former Sporting KC forward Kei Kamara, fresh of captaining Middlesbrough for the first time, joins the guys by phone to chat about life in England and his provocative night tweets about the MLS playoffs and his old friends back in Kansas City.
SEGMENT 4: Some unavoidable technical trouble makes it a brief visit, but former New Zealand national-team stalwart and longtime MLS midfielder/defender Duncan Oughton stops by to help Stein and Steve preview the first leg of the Kiwis’ World Cup playoff series against mighty Mexico, which starts Wednesday at the Azteca.