Joining us to discuss another key juncture at the end of the Premier League season is Ian Ladyman of The Daily Mail to help us examine the fallout from the QPR relegation, a Newcastle United team seemingly caught in free-all at precisely the wrong time and emerging rumours of a Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge and what that could mean to the superpower and second-tier clubs in England.

Joining us to discuss another key juncture at the end of the Premier League season is Ian Ladyman of The Daily Mail to help us examine the fallout from the QPR relegation, a Newcastle United team seemingly caught in free-all at precisely the wrong time and emerging rumours of a Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge and what that could mean to the superpower and second-tier clubs in England.

For Frank Klopas and Chicago Fire it has been a season of attrition, overcoming adversity and making that key trade which sprung striker and MVP-candidate Mike Magee from Los Angeles in a deal that seems to have transformed the Eastern Conference as much as a team that was in need of a leading man and goalscorer.

For Frank Klopas and Chicago Fire it has been a season of attrition, overcoming adversity and making that key trade which sprung striker and MVP-candidate Mike Magee from Los Angeles in a deal that seems to have transformed the Eastern Conference as much as a team that was in need of a leading man and goalscorer.

The voice of both the New York Red Bulls on MSG, Steve Cangialosi joins the show give us a look at where the transition currently sits for Mike Petke in year one of his coaching career, the emergence of Thierry Henry as the marquee player in the league and what the impact of a second MLS franchise in New York could be for the sport.

The voice of both the New York Red Bulls on MSG, Steve Cangialosi joins the show give us a look at where the transition currently sits for Mike Petke in year one of his coaching career, the emergence of Thierry Henry as the marquee player in the league and what the impact of a second MLS franchise in New York could be for the sport.

A window of opportunity closing for Didier Drogba, a lesser talented Ghana side than 2012 with late scratch Andre Ayew of Olympique de Marseille, past stars continental level stars who have been pressured by their professional clubs to not attend this edition and whether this might just be a tournament for emerging stars such as Younes Belhanda of Morocco, Kwadwo Asamoah of the Black Stars and Tokelo Rantie of South Africa in front of the home fans.

A window of opportunity closing for Didier Drogba, a lesser talented Ghana side than 2012 with late scratch Andre Ayew of Olympique de Marseille, past stars continental level stars who have been pressured by their professional clubs to not attend this edition and whether this might just be a tournament for emerging stars such as Younes Belhanda of Morocco, Kwadwo Asamoah of the Black Stars and Tokelo Rantie of South Africa in front of the home fans.

ESPN FC and Portland Timbers commentator on the heels of much discussion about the Kevin Prince Boateng incident and comments by FIFA President Sepp Blatter to get underneath the moving parts and what the ramifications appear to be and whether serious talk about racism can happen now that a huge moment has arrived.

ESPN FC and Portland Timbers commentator on the heels of much discussion about the Kevin Prince Boateng incident and comments by FIFA President Sepp Blatter to get underneath the moving parts and what the ramifications appear to be and whether serious talk about racism can happen now that a huge moment has arrived.

Heading into the last international break of 2013 Phil and Anto are joined by NBC Sports commentator Robbie Earle to take a look back at a number of key trends and developments which are sure to shape the Premier League as winter football stands ahead and contenders and pretenders will begin to define their seasons and perhaps how each will view the winter market.

Heading into the last international break of 2013 Phil and Anto are joined by NBC Sports commentator Robbie Earle to take a look back at a number of key trends and developments which are sure to shape the Premier League as winter football stands ahead and contenders and pretenders will begin to define their seasons and perhaps how each will view the winter market.

Paddy Crerand: Talking Van Persie, Wayne Rooney's Future, Rio and England, Problems for Scotland - makes his second appearance on the show to discuss the firestorm over the Rio Ferdinand selection to the England national team, whether he should continue his international career, and what lies ahead for a United team which stands double digit points clear of the English Premier League with a clear mandate and no apparent late-threat to unseat them.

Paddy Crerand: Talking Van Persie, Wayne Rooney's Future, Rio and England, Problems for Scotland - makes his second appearance on the show to discuss the firestorm over the Rio Ferdinand selection to the England national team, whether he should continue his international career, and what lies ahead for a United team which stands double digit points clear of the English Premier League with a clear mandate and no apparent late-threat to unseat them.

Phil Jones being substituted off early in the second-half against Everton has caused some concern about his availability for Wednesday's tie with Real Madrid

Phil Jones being substituted off early in the second-half against Everton has caused some concern about his availability for Wednesday's tie with Real Madrid

Even before the Etienne Capoue deal was signed and delivered by Tottenham, Daniel Levy and Spurs have repeatedly defined the early stages of the Premier League transfer window with a number of clever sales and buys that seem to prepare the ground for what may come next in the Gareth Bale coronation at Real Madrid, followed by the collateral damage of a very murky top four prospectus in the English top flight.

Even before the Etienne Capoue deal was signed and delivered by Tottenham, Daniel Levy and Spurs have repeatedly defined the early stages of the Premier League transfer window with a number of clever sales and buys that seem to prepare the ground for what may come next in the Gareth Bale coronation at Real Madrid, followed by the collateral damage of a very murky top four prospectus in the English top flight.

At a point this early in a Premier League season it is very rare that a series of fixtures could factor so importantly that conclusions can already be delivered, but it is becoming increasingly clear that David Moyes has showing the wear already of a manager carrying the weight of a legendary predecessor and that two immediate relegation candidates have stepped forward as they did a year ago in the names of Reading and QPR.

At a point this early in a Premier League season it is very rare that a series of fixtures could factor so importantly that conclusions can already be delivered, but it is becoming increasingly clear that David Moyes has showing the wear already of a manager carrying the weight of a legendary predecessor and that two immediate relegation candidates have stepped forward as they did a year ago in the names of Reading and QPR.

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