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Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast

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U.S. Soccer legend Alexi Lalas discusses the biggest stories in the world of soccer. Join Alexi and soccer guru David Mosse, as they break down the USMNT, USWNT, MLS, Bundesliga, Premier League, World Cup & everything in between.

U.S. Soccer legend Alexi Lalas discusses the biggest stories in the world of soccer. Join Alexi and soccer guru David Mosse, as they break down the USMNT, USWNT, MLS, Bundesliga, Premier League, World Cup & everything in between.

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United States

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U.S. Soccer legend Alexi Lalas discusses the biggest stories in the world of soccer. Join Alexi and soccer guru David Mosse, as they break down the USMNT, USWNT, MLS, Bundesliga, Premier League, World Cup & everything in between.

Language:

English


Episodes

MLS is Back, Mou vs. VAR, Man U hype, Americans in EPL, Sane to Bayern

7/7/2020
Alexi and Mosse preview the MLS is Back tournament (6:42), including Carlos Vela’s decision to opt out of participating. Then, the guys take stock of Jose Mourinho’s latest rant about VAR (29:20), the excitement bubbling around Man United (38:14) and the latest from La Liga and Serie A (43:33). Also, the next Americans to make the move to the EPL, Leroy Sane’s transfer to Bayern and some World Cup hypotheticals are looked at in #AskAlexi (50:33). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a July 4th...

Duration:01:12:19

Liverpool/Klopp, Pulisic at Chelsea, Barca woes, NWSL, Balotelli to MLS?

6/30/2020
Alexi and Mosse unpack Liverpool finally clinching the Premier League title (5:03) and also take stock of Christian Pulisic showing out with Chelsea (13:17). Then, the guys look at uncertainty with Messi's Barcelona (26:57) and celebrate the NWSL's return along with news of the 2023 Women's World Cup hosts being announced (38:59). Also, Robert Lewandowski's Ballon d'Or campaign, Balotelli-to-MLS rumors and Concacaf World Cup qualifying plans are looked at in #AskAlexi (47:15). Finally, Alexi...

Duration:01:18:56

EPL, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, NWSL, Chucky Lozano drama

6/22/2020
Alexi and Mosse dive right in on the return of the Premier League (6:01) and how it measures up against other league returns to open the show. Then, the guys also look at an impressive performance from Christian Pulisic (20:47), Gio Reyna rising star in Germany (37:46) and updates from the Champions League (53:40) and NWSL (57:33). Also, Chucky Lozano drama at Napoli, an All-American MLS team and Alexi's job history are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:02:21). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a...

Duration:01:20:49

MLS tourney, EPL's return, Haaland, La Liga, Werner/Pulisic

6/15/2020
Alexi and Mosse start the show with a quick chat about local cuisine before diving in on the "MLS is Back" tournament details (5:29). Then, the guys look across the Atlantic to La Liga action (18:17), Erling Haaland's rise (22:59) and the EPL's imminent return (33:43). Also, Alexi's MLS vs. EPL stance, Timo Werner's impact on Christian Pulisic and hipster soccer teams are looked at in #AskAlexi (40:42). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look back at Canada, Mexico and the U.S. winning the...

Duration:01:01:59

Messi/La Liga’s return, salary caps, MLS in EPL, top athletes in soccer

6/8/2020
Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with their latest binge-worthy entertainment options. Then, the guys set the stage for La Liga's return (6:56), Antoine Griezmann's MLS flirtation (16:06) and how other leagues are preparing to return (18:33). Also, a salary cap in Europe, MLS vs. EPL and top American athletes playing soccer are looked at in #AskAlexi (40:28). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look at changing attitudes for soccer in the U.S. (1:05:05) in another remote edition of the...

Duration:01:13:11

MLS plan, EPL/La Liga/Serie A, 'arrogant' USMNT, Salah vs. Mane

6/1/2020
Alexi and Mosse open the show with a brief discussion of their most recent entertainment options. Then, the guys take stock of Major League Soccer's return-to-play plan (12:13) and some of Europe's top-flight leagues, such as the Premier League and La Liga, targeting their respective returns (25:02). Also, the Salah vs. Mane debate, the 2017 USMNT's "arrogance" and Alexi's jersey-swapping stories are looked at in #AskAlexi (46:55). Finally, on the eve of a big birthday, Alexi takes a moment...

Duration:01:08:46

Bundesliga/EPL/La Liga/MLS, Man Utd, M.J. of soccer, 'The Last Dance'

5/25/2020
Alexi and Mosse start the show with a quick chat about their latest entertainment choices. Then, improvements to the Bundesliga TV product (5:21), what the results mean to the title race (11:23) and news of other leagues making strides to return to action are discussed (20:52). Also, Manchester United's current stock, club vs. country and the Michael Jordan of soccer are looked at in #AskAlexi (38:10). Finally, Alexi reveals his opinions on "The Last Dance" documentary after binging the...

Duration:01:13:44

Soccer’s return, Dortmund/Schalke, Reyna, Davies, Jordan’s ‘Dream Team’

5/18/2020
Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a quick chat about '80s rock 'n' roll. Then, the Bundesliga's return to action is discussed (6:13), along with which teams looked most prepared coming out of the hiatus (17:20) and how the Americans in the league performed (30:05). Also, Alphonso Davies' meteoric rise, pros/cons of buying a club and news surrounding Major League Soccer's status are looked at in #AskAlexi (37:55). Finally, Alexi gives a peek behind the curtain at his time at the '92...

Duration:01:03:05

Bundesliga, USMNT, Donovan vs. Klinsmann, soccer Mecca in U.S.

5/10/2020
Alexi and Mosse chat about how they've been keeping busy during quarantine, including watching a "Galaxy Quest" documentary, to kick off the show. Then, the big news of the Bundesliga's return is discussed (7:34), along with what it means for the American contingent in Germany (29:11). Also, the falling-out between Landon Donovan and Jurgen Klinsmann, a soccer "Mecca" in the United States and Alexi's favorite Zoom meetings are looked in #AskAlexi (37:55). Finally, the guys show their...

Duration:01:06:18

USWNT/USSF, Bale to MLS?, Newcastle United, Ligue 1 status

5/4/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down the latest development in the USWNT's equal pay lawsuit to kick off the show (5:22). Then, Gareth Bale's link to an MLS move, Newcastle United's new ownership and specialization in sports are looked in #AskAlexi (23:22). Finally, ongoing discussions and major decisions in Europe amid the pandemic close out the show (42:59) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:01:06:37

Europe updates, all-time coed U.S. national teams, World Cup anthems

4/27/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down the ramifications of the Eredivisie declaring the current season void to kick off the show (7:53). Then, a Donovan/Dempsey/McBride debate, Arsene Wenger's legacy and the best World Cup anthems are looked in #AskAlexi (22:25). Finally, following last week's global draft segment, the guys revisit the idea and draft their best all-time coed U.S. national teams (37:25) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:01:08:28

USSF Development Academy, pro/rel, Weah/Drogba/Eto'o, global draft

4/21/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down U.S. Soccer's decision to shutter the Development Academy to kick off the show (4:47). Then, a pause on promotion/relegation in Liga MX, Africa's all-time best players and reverence for Pele and Ayrton Senna are looked in #AskAlexi (26:22). Finally, in the spirit of the NFL Draft, the guys pick their best starting XIs in a global draft (40:41) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:01:07:22

Bundesliga latest, USMNT/Brazil, esports, Zidane vs. Platini, all-time favorites

4/13/2020
Alexi and Mosse look at the Bundesliga taking steps to return to action at the start of the show (4:22). Then, defining matches for the USMNT and Brazil, players that remind Alexi of himself and the influence of esports are looked in #AskAlexi (24:48). Finally, the guys list their favorite players from some soccer-crazed nations (44:29) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:01:05:18

Brazilian Ronaldo, USMNT upsets, trash talk, best stadiums

4/6/2020
Alexi and Mosse look at the impact of injuries on careers, like Ronaldo Nazario's, to start off the show (10:11). Then, famous USMNT upsets, the Olympics and the best trash-talkers are looked in #AskAlexi (30:57). Finally, the guys list the best stadiums they've been to and which places are on their bucket lists (46:54) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:01:00:09

Olympics postponed, Blanco vs. Vela, best USMNT, influential players

3/30/2020
Alexi and Mosse chat changes for U.S. Soccer, both off and on the field with a new CEO at the helm and the rescheduling of the Olympics (5:40). Then, Cuauhtemoc Blanco vs. Carlos Vela, the 2002 USMNT vs. 2020 USMNT and new soccer rules are looked at as #AskAlexi makes its return (24:04). Finally, the guys list the players that have had the biggest impact on them (46:01) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:00:59:23

Soccer calendar, Messi/Brady parallel, 'The Beckham Effect,' sports movies

3/23/2020
Alexi and Mosse take stock of the major changes to the soccer calendar as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (2:53). Also, the guys draw a parallel between Tom Brady and Lionel Messi (18:48) following the QB’s decision to leave New England. Finally, soccer films and documentaries like “The Beckham Effect” and “The Two Escobars” are discussed (34:14) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:00:58:19

Cordeiro steps down, USWNT, coronavirus impact

3/16/2020
Alexi and Mosse react to Carlos Cordeiro's decision to step down at U.S. Soccer in the State of the Union (6:40). Then, the guys look at how the coronavirus has impacted the world of soccer (25:04) in a special, remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:00:46:14

Beckham's Inter Miami, Messi, UCL, coronavirus impact, Gio Reyna

3/10/2020
Alexi and Mosse give their early assessment on David Beckham's Inter Miami in the State of the Union (3:24). Also, a soap opera-esque love triangle in Argentina is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (17:45). Then, the best soccer cities in the U.S., Liverpool's dip and Alexi's diet are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:42). Finally, the impact of the coronavirus, Champions League and Gio Reyna's USMNT pledge headline The Back Three (43:24).

Duration:01:05:54

MLS expansion teams, UCL, Nagbe, Liverpool loss, El Clasico fallout

3/3/2020
Alexi and Mosse set expectations for MLS teams in the State of the Union (4:34). Also, the allure of Champions League bragging rights is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:49). Then, LAFC's epic CCL rally, Darlington Nagbe's USMNT future and an iconic Alexi celebration are looked at in Ask Alexi (36:58). Finally, Liverpool's EPL loss, a wild ending to Bayern/Hoffenheim and El Clasico fallout headline The Back Three (45:02).

Duration:01:11:17

MLS' 25th season, PSG/Liverpool, Jermaine Jones, VAR in England, UCL

2/25/2020
Alexi and Mosse celebrate 25 years of Major League Soccer in the State of the Union (5:07). Also, PSG and Liverpool's dominance of their respective leagues is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (22:27). Then, Jermaine Jones, MLS in CCL and the importance of team chemistry are looked at in Ask Alexi (37:28). Finally, the latest VAR debacle in England, the Bundesliga title race and this week's UCL knockout matches headline The Back Three (49:56).

Duration:01:16:57