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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. Follow Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast @SOTUWithAlexi on all platforms! https://twitter.com/SOTUWithAlexi https://www.instagram.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sotuwithalexi https://www.facebook.com/SOTUWithAlexi/

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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. Follow Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast @SOTUWithAlexi on all platforms! https://twitter.com/SOTUWithAlexi https://www.instagram.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sotuwithalexi https://www.facebook.com/SOTUWithAlexi/

Language:

English


Episodes

MLS Opening Week, Historic weekend for Americans abroad including Weston McKennie, Folarin Balogun, and Johnny Cardoso

2/27/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse open the podcast with the MLS Opening Week. Messi and Inter Miami take the Sunday win over LA Galaxy with controversy on a double yellow card. Columbus Crew, LAFC, Portland, and FC Dallas also start the season in the win column. (7:49) The guys continued with a recap of the historic weekend abroad. Chris Richards became the 12th USMNT player to score a goal in the five major European leagues this season, and goal contributions from Folarin Balogun, Johnny Cardoso, and Weston McKenzie on Sunday alone. (28:09) To wrap, Alexi and Mosse gave their dream guest picks and discussed Don Garber’s thoughts on media coverage of Messi (50:42) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:15

Gregg Berhalter interview on pressure at Copa America, MLS Opening Weekend Preview

2/22/2024
USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter joined Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to address the pressure ahead of this summer's Copa America at home, Gio Reyna's slow start at Nottingham Forest, how he plans on addressing the Olympic and Copa America rosters, and much more. (4:40) The guys then recap the USWNT's opening win at the W Gold Cup and the wild UCL action before looking ahead to the opening weekend of MLS! Should Xabi Alonso take the Liverpool or Bayern Munich job? (33:32) In #AskAlexi, the guys address the MLS ref lockout & US Open Cup drama. (49:47) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:28

Stu Holden’s MLS Title Contenders and Pretenders, Christian Pulisic left foot banger, USMNT strikers to Copa or Olympics

2/20/2024
The great Stu Holden joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse today for a deep dive into the upcoming MLS season and the USMNT's summer. Which strikers will we see in Copa America and which will play in the Olympics? (9:49) In the weekend recap and UCL Preview, the guys talk Christian Pulisic’s golazo, more Josh Sargent goals, and a look ahead to the Champions Leagues action. (52:00) To wrap the podcast David, Alexi, and Stu discuss All-Star games and Linden Horan’s apology to American fans. Stick around to the end for a President’s Day surprise! (71:33) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:30:19

MLS Season Preview with Taylor Twellman, UCL recap, USMNT striker depth ahead of Copa America

2/15/2024
In today’s podcast, Apple's Taylor Twellman joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to chat MLS, Messi and Miami, the pressure on Gregg Berhalter, and the pressure on the USMNT at Copa America. (5:26) The guys recap the UCL action and preview Yanks abroad this weekend. Flo Balogun scored from the spot last week, will this be enough to light a fire under him? (32:23) In #AskAlexi, Mosse and Alexi answer questions about the expanded Club World Cup crowning a true best squad, Josh Sargent for the Copa America roster, and expensive MLS kits. (46:45) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:25

2024 MLS Cup Favorites, dream USMNT matchups and blue cards are here!

2/13/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse, ahead of the 2024 MLS season, analyze the betting odds for MLS Cup Champions and pick a few of their favorites. (12:29) Across the pond, Americans were scoring at will with Ricardo Pepi, Taylor Booth, Haji Wright, all finding the back of the net. We also had two HUGE results in Germany and Spain as Bayer Leverkusen & Real Madrid planted their flags at the top of the table. The guys also ask this timely question... How would the USMNT fare in the Africa Cup of Nations & the Asian Cup? (27:07) In #AskAlexi, the guys answer questions on the implications of blue cards & dream USMNT matchups building up to the 2026 FIFA Men's World Cup. To wrap the podcast, Alexi dives into the USL Super League joining NWSL on tier one of the women's soccer pyramid. (58:39) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:39

Keys to USMNT success ahead of 2026 World Cup, USWNT W Gold Cup Roster, Tyler Adams update

2/8/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse lay out the roadmap to success for the USMNT 2026 World Cup run. The four-point plan includes playing big-time games in host cities, developing positions, knockout round wins in Copa America, and continuing to dominate in CONCACAF. (6:08) The guys react to the USWNT Roster release, with NO ALEX MORGAN once again! They recap the jam-packed week in Europe! Will we see Gio Renya soon get his first start at Nottingham Forest? (36:00) In #AskAlexi Mosse and Alexi respond to thoughts on Inter Miami running Messi into the ground and ruining his legacy. (61:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:34

2026 FIFA WORLD CUP dates & locations, Mbappe to Real Madrid, Lindsey Horan on American fans

2/6/2024
The countdown is on for FIFA 2026 and Alexi Lalas and David Mosse dive right in to the venues, dates, and USMNT group stage schedule. The opening match will take place in Mexico City and the final will be in New Jersey at Met Life Stadium. The USMNT will stay on the west coast for all three group stage games, playing in both Los Angeles and Seattle. (7:07)The two kick it over to Europe and Mexico for a massive weekend. Josh Sargent, the Booth brothers, and Luca De La Torre all find the back of the net. And Mbappe is potentially on his way to Real Madrid! (24:45)Alexi and Mosse answer questions in #AskAlexi on the reasons behind Inter Miami’s preseason tour and cheering for other CONCACAF teams. They also unpack USWNT Captain Lindsey Horan calling out American fan’s lack of knowledge and understanding of the game. (48:04) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:51

Doug McIntyre on USMNT transfer window & MLS vs Saudi Arabia, Leagues Cup groups set

2/1/2024
FOX Sports Soccer Insider Doug McIntyre joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to break down Messi and Inter Miami's preseason, the rivalry budding between MLS vs. the Saudi Pro League and the USMNT transfer moves including Gio Reyna to Nottingham Forest. (7:17) We are set for a MASSIVE weekend of soccer and the guys preview all the big clashes including Brandon Vazquez and Monterrey taking on Club America, Juventus battling Inter Milan, and Arsenal gunning for Liverpool at the top of the EPL. (25:03) In #AskAlexi, the guys answer a question on Pep Guardiola & MLS before diving into changes with VAR coming to the English Premier League. (48:09) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:12

Klopp and Xavi are out, Brandon Vazquez in form, MLS vs Europe's 2nd Divisions

1/30/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse are fired up about all things related to soccer and NFC Championship Sunday! The two discuss Klopp leaving Liverpool and Xavi leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, Sergino Dest possibly returning to Barcelona, and Gio Reyna’s newest club developments. Will he end up staying at Dortmund? (11:40) Alexi and Mosse go abroad and discuss Brandon Vazquez heating up in Liga MX, Christian Pulisic’s hockey assist, Lautaro Martinez gets Inter Milan rolling, and Kevin Paredes scores. In the FA Cup fans are going mad chasing and megging referees. (32:20) In #AskAlexi the guys take a question from the YouTube comments comparing MLS to European second division teams, and from X wondering if a World Cup team could make a Champions League final? (59:35) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:43

USMNT Abroad Weekend Preview, Gio Reyna landing spots come into focus, Author Nikki Mark joins the show

1/25/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse preview a JAM-PACKED weekend of soccer ahead. In Liga MX, Cade Cowell and Brandon Vazquez look for their first starts. Across the pond, Gio Reyna is linked to Nottingham Forest, Marseille, and Sevilla. Where would you like to see him land? (5:41) Alexi is then joined by author Nikki Mark, who just released her book, Tommy's Field: Love, Loss, and the Goal of a Lifetime, about the tragic loss of her son and the use of soccer as a way to heel and grow. Tommy, a former academy player for LAFC and the LA Galaxy, suddenly passed at the young age of 12. The duo spoke about his story, the legacy they have built through soccer fields, and the problems in the youth system in America. (37:07) In #AskAlexi, Mosse and Alexi answer questions on the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final location, dream club to buy, and Jesus Ferreira and FC Dallas topping Messi and Inter Miami in MLS preseason. (51:31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:11

Las Vegas Lights owner José Bautista joins the show, USMNT abroad recap, Messi winning the league good for MLS?

1/23/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast by finishing up their thoughts on the United States Men's National team's 1-0 defeat to Slovenia. Is the Gregg Berhalter 2.0 era off to a stale start? The guys then dive into Americans abroad as Weston McKennie had a goal stolen from him, Johnny Cardoso made his La Liga debut, and Josh Sargent and Jordan Pefok found the back of the net. (9:04) New Las Vegas Lights owner and MLB legend José Bautista joins the show as well. Alexi asks him why USL, why soccer and why now? Also, what could baseball learn from soccer and what rule changes would you like to see from both sports? (37:21) To wrap the podcast, we answer your questions in #AskAlexi before breaking down Ivan Tony's trickery over Matt Turner in the EPL (49:05) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:39

Camp Cupcake Recap: USMNT falls 1-0 to Slovenia

1/20/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse jumped on X Spaces immediately following the United States Men's National team dropping their first match of 2024 to Slovenia. The duo fields your questions and breaks down the action from San Antonio, Texas. Which young players stood out? Any concern over the start of Gregg Berhalter's second stint with the red, white, and blue? Which three senior players are you taking to the Olympics this summer? Make sure to tune into our regularly scheduled podcasts on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:05

Carli Lloyd & Landon Donovan interviews, Christian Pulisic's MLS comments, would Jose Mourinho fit with USMNT?

1/18/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse react to Christian Pulsic's comments to The Athletic about potentially ending his career in MLS. They also chat Gio Reyna wanting out of Dortmund this transfer window before previewing the USMNT's showdown with Slovenia this weekend. (4:05) Alexi and Mosse continue to roll out content from the United Soccer Coaching Convention as they spoke with Landon Donovan, Carli Lloyd, Warren Barton, Brad Friedel, Maurice Edu, and more. Make sure to check out the full interviews on our YouTube page. (26:49) To wrap the podcast, the guys answer your questions in #AskAlexi before diving into the LA Clippers "supporters" section in their new arena. (52:29) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:28

Best & Worst about American Soccer with Landon Donovan, USMNT expectations at Copa America

1/16/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the pod by recapping a jampacked weekend in soccer. Real Madrid dominated old foes Barcelona. Is Xavi on the hot seat? USMNT stars had a big impact on the weekend as well, including Weston McKennie, Sergino Dest and Jordan Pefok. (9:07) Coming out of break, Alexi and Mosse begin to roll out content from the United Soccer Coaches Convention where they asked Landon Donovan, Randy Waldrum, Brad Friedel and others what is the best thing about American soccer and what is the worst. Keep on the lookout for more from the convention later in the week including a sitdown with the great Carli Lloyd. (36:29) In #AskAlexi, the guys answer a question on the expectations for the United States Men's National team at this summer's Copa America. (53:19) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:16

Top Leagues for young USMNT stars, Red, White & Blue Weekend Preview, Klinsmann most influential German for American soccer?

1/11/2024
David Mosse is BACK in-studio and feeling triumphant after his trip to Houston to watch Mighigan win the National title. He and Alexi Lalas begin the podcast by recapping various Cup ties featuring Americans in Europe. Why does MLS catch flack for downplaying the US Open Cup when their European counterparts do the same? We also preview the weekend through the eyes of red, white, and blue colored glasses as Americans hit the field all over the world including in the Bundesliga, where Gio Reyna and John Brooks return from their long break. (6:23) Coming off of multiple young USMNT stars making moves in the transfer window, Alexi gives his top 5 European leagues for young stars to develop. Where does MLS and Liga MX fall in that category? (22:00) In #AskAlexi, the duo answers your questions on the most influential German in American soccer history, dream landing spots for USMNT stars, and more. (36:16) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:21

USMNT Transfer News: Miles Robinson, Zack Steffen & Brandon Vazquez, sitting down with the MAC Hermann Winners

1/9/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse pay tribute to the late Franz Beckenbauer to kick off the show. The guys then grade the transfers of USMNT players including Miles Robinson to FC Cincinnati, Brandon Vazquez to Monterrey, Zack Steffen & Djordje Mihailovic to Colorado. We also break down Tim Weah's wonder strike for Juventus and Christian Pulisic's assist for AC Milan. (8:52) Alexi hit the road this week to chat with the MAC Hermann award winners, Florida State's Onyi Echegini & Clemson's Ousmane Sylla, as well as St. Louis SC head coach Bradley Carnell. Check out the full interviews on our YouTube page. (35:03) The duo wraps the podcast by answering your questions in #AskAlexi including Pep Guardiola as the USMNT manager... (55:12) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:33

Christian Pulisic continues to shine, ideal Gio Reyna landing spots, Atlanta permanent home for US Soccer matches?

1/2/2024
Happy New Year from the State of the Union team! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse return from a short break and kick off the pod by resetting the leagues in Europe. Can Manchester City chase down Liverpool for the EPL title? Up next, The Guardian's yearly Top 100 Players list left off USMNT players. The guys react to the subsequent article that asks the question, "What has happened to US soccer’s golden generation?" In #AskAlexi, we answer your questions on the potential return of the Super League and what country should Gio Reyna target now that the transfer window is open for his next squad. To wrap up the podcast, Alexi and Mosse debate if Atlanta should host all US Soccer matches before giving their New Year's resolutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:53

Thomas Rongen of Next Goal Wins, US Soccer fame joins the podcast

12/26/2023
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE STATE OF THE UNION PODCAST! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse spent some time with Thomas Rongen, the subject of the new movie Next Goal Wins about his time coaching American Samoa, diving into the US Soccer player pool, duel-national's impact on the game in America, playing with greats like Johan Cruyff and much, much more. Make sure to tune in next week as State of the Union will return in the new year bigger and better than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:27

US Soccer claps back at MLS, Pro/Rel in America, Best of Awards for 2023

12/21/2023
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse react to the statement released by US Soccer denying MLS's decision to sit their first team squads for the US Open Cup. The guys also preview a stacked weekend ahead featuring a top-of-the-table clash in the EPL between Liverpool and Arsenal. (4:55) The guys also recap the year that was and hand out awards to the best player and game of the year and which dream matchup they want to see in the loaded Summer of Soccer as well. (31:57) In #AskAlexi, the duo dives into the evergreen Pro/Rel debate. Alexi caps the podcast by sending out his US Soccer Holiday Dinner Party invites. (51:57) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:07

MLS backs out of US Open Cup, Dest & Sabbi score while Pulisic assisted, UCL Rd of 16 picks

12/19/2023
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse react to the shocking news that the top teams of MLS will no longer compete in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The guys also recap the news of the month-long FIFA Club World Cup set to kick off in 2025. (6:23) In Europe, Americans were featured all over the continent as AC Milan and Christian Pulisic got a much-needed win, Chris Richard and Palace came back against Manchester City and Sergiño Dest scored for PSV. Should Richards get more playing time with the USMNT in the midfield? (31:52) In #AskAlexi, the guys dive into MLS trying to grow out of being a 'sellers' league to Europe and Alexi's ballot for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. (48:04) We wrap the pod looking back on one year ago to the day when Messi and Argentina hoisted the title in Qatar. (59:22) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:46