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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

Playoff drama, EPL, Messi’s future, Zlatan vs. Haaland, FIFA rankings

11/24/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down all the MLS playoff action (09:34), including the wild penalty shootouts. Then, the guys look across the pond toward Europe (43:24), with some interesting EPL results, Erling Haaland’s growing legend and Messi’s future discussed. Also, picturing Jurgen Klinsmann in Atlanta, FIFA rankings and Alexi’s best center back partners are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:04:15). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a tale from the operating room (1:15:25) in another remote edition of...

Duration:01:23:47

USMNT in action, 2022 vs. 2026 World Cup, MLS playoffs, European roundup

11/18/2020
Alexi and Mosse go in-depth on the USMNT’s recent action (06:00), including ideal starting XIs and prioritizing World Cups. Then, the guys explore the matches in Europe, including the UEFA Nations League (37:23) and World Cup qualifying (47:50). Also, the MLS playoffs, player motivation and life on set are looked at in #AskAlexi (56:31). Finally, Alexi caps the show with with a story about playing two games in two days (1:14:00) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast....

Duration:01:22:52

MLS Playoffs, UCL groups, Klassiker, USMNT’s friendlies, biggest floppers

11/10/2020
Alexi and Mosse sift through Decision Day’s fallout (07:26) and preview the early playoff rounds (17:00). Then, the guys dive in on everything in Europe, including the midway point of the Champions League group stage (33:30) and the EPL standings (40:30). Also, the USMNT’s upcoming friendlies, Alex Morgan, Gareth Bale and the biggest floppers Alexi has encountered are looked at in #AskAlexi (55:05). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a shoutout to young athletes aiming to change U.S. Soccer...

Duration:01:26:02

MLS Decision Day, Galaxy’s next coach, Man U, Barcelona, UCL, USMNT vs. El Tri

11/3/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down Decision Day in Major League Soccer (06:10) and candidates for the LA Galaxy’s coaching vacancy (25:30). Then, the guys unpack dive in on everything in Europe, including the Champions League (42:05) and Premier League. Also, Chicharito’s MLS flop, the U.S. vs. Mexico and innate soccer skills are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:10:50). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a reminder to be kind during a hectic election week (1:29:21) in another remote edition of the State of...

Duration:01:40:15

USMNT in UCL, El Clasico, El Trafico, Zlatan/Messi/Ronaldo, Angel City FC

10/27/2020
Alexi and Mosse dive in on Americans playing the Champions League (06:02) as well as other big European action, such as El Clasico (26:17). Then, the guys unpack El Trafico and the playoff race in MLS (38:27). Also, Messi vs. Ronaldo vs. Zlatan, expectations for the USMNT and Angel City FC’s impact are looked at in #AskAlexi (55:50). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about the very first MLS Cup (1:27:07) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about...

Duration:01:34:39

EPL latest, derby dramas, Supporters’ Shield, UCL, World Cup 2023?

10/20/2020
Alexi and Mosse round up the latest European action, including Christian Pulisic in the EPL (09:12) and Sergino Dest at Barcelona (28:45). Then, the guys address a brewing controversy in Major League Soccer (36:38). Also, the world’s best derbies, the Champions League group stage and the men’s World Cup are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:10:13). Finally, Alexi caps the show with some words of encouragement for a fellow podcast host (1:24:02) in another remote edition of the State of the Union...

Duration:01:33:02

Nations League, World Cup qualifying, El Tri/USMNT, MLS, EPL’s future

10/13/2020
Alexi and Mosse survey the international break’s biggest games (09:30) and compare El Tri and the USMNT (22:50). Then, the guys look at the end of the Ben Olsen era and Major League Soccer’s playoff race (33:30). Also, big plans for the Premier League, transfer window winners/losers and American managers in Europe are looked at in #AskAlexi (54:29). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen (1:16:30) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast....

Duration:01:23:19

Dest/Richards/Reyna, EPL upsets, sell Chicharito?, transfers, UCL draw

10/6/2020
Alexi and Mosse take stock of some American milestones in Europe, including Sergino Dest’s Barcelona debut (08:10) and Gio Reyna’s hat-trick of assists (15:20). Also on the docket: some major EPL results (23:15) and Eden Hazard’s latest issue at Real Madrid (32:25). Then, the guys look at the latest summer transfer rumors and news (34:33). Also, MLS vs. European USMNT XIs, the Champions League draw and Chicharito’s MLS future are looked at in #AskAlexi (49:54). Finally, Alexi caps the show...

Duration:01:27:26

Americans in Europe, EPL, Luis Suarez, Dest, VAR, Gold Cup draw

9/30/2020
Alexi and Mosse assess Zack Steffen’s debut with Man City (09:20) and explore some other big storylines around Europe, including Luis Suarez parting ways with Barcelona (28:50). Then, the guys take a spin around the transfer rumor mill (42:00). Also, VAR, Atlanta United’s woes and the USMNT’s Gold Cup draw are looked at in #AskAlexi (59:45). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about his experience on “The Colbert Report” (1:34:25) in another remote edition of the State of the Union...

Duration:01:43:41

McKennie at Juve, Gio Reyna, Liverpool/Chelsea, Bale’s return, Pulisic

9/22/2020
Alexi and Mosse take stock of Weston McKennie’s debut with Juventus (10:24) and touch on some other major Americans in Europe, including Gio Reyna at Dortmund (19:40). Then, the guys unpack Liverpool’s win against Chelsea (32:42) and Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham (44:50). Also, Darlington Nagbe, Pulisic vs. Reyna and early MLS penalty kicks are looked at in #AskAlexi (56:33). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about the first time he retired (1:10:41) in another remote edition of...

Duration:01:21:35

EPL openers, Chicharito, Higuain/Miami, Neymar scuffle, de la Fuente, NSWL

9/15/2020
Alexi and Mosse take a spin around the EPL’s opening matches (08:23) and touch on some high profile coaches in Marcelo Bielsa, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho. Then, the guys give an update on Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (39:53) and address the Gonzalo Higuain situation (47:32). Also, Neymar’s scuffle, Konrad de la Fuente’s future and the USWNT heading overseas are looked at in #AskAlexi (56:42). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about a young Tim Howard (1:17:19) in another remote...

Duration:01:26:28

Messi vs. Barca, EPL's return/Top 4, LA Galaxy, Pity Martinez, USMNT

9/8/2020
Alexi and Mosse unpack the latest in the the Lionel Messi saga, including what’s next (7:58) and if some hypothetical player exchanges for the Barcelona legend (20:39). Then, the guys gear up for the Premier League’s return (27:03) and give their Top 4 predictions (30:28). Following that, the LA Galaxy’s resurgence and some other MLS question marks are addressed (41:33). Also, Pity Martinez’s transfer, the USMNT’s biggest holes and the guys’ favorite podcasts are looked at in #AskAlexi...

Duration:01:23:22

Messi saga, LAFC/ATL United, McKennie to Juve, USMNT’s talent pool

9/1/2020
Alexi and Mosse dive in on the Lionel Messi saga, including where things went wrong with Barcelona (06:30) and if Messi could make an appearance in Major League Soccer down the road. Then, the guys discuss a busy week of player demonstrations in MLS (31:40) and uncharted territory for LAFC and Atlanta United (44:35). Also, Real Salt Lake’s status, Weston McKennie’s move to Juventus and the talent pool for the USMNT are looked at in #AskAlexi (54:25). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his...

Duration:01:28:00

Bayern beat PSG, Neymar, Davies, USMNT qualifying, El Trafico, USWNT exodus

8/25/2020
Alexi and Mosse unpack Bayern’s win against PSG in the Champions League final, including Neymar’s disappointing outing (06:25) and an unforgettable moment for Alphonso Davies (23:08). Then, the guys discuss Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying draw and what it means for the USMNT (32:20). Also, another loss in El Trafico for LAFC, USMNT’s roster composition and the USWNT’s overseas exodus are looked at in #AskAlexi (48:20). Finally, Alexi caps the show with some words of wisdom as school years...

Duration:01:19:48

Neymar/PSG, Tyler Adams, Bayern crush Barca, City/Lyon, McKennie to EPL?

8/17/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down the Champions League quarterfinals, starting with Neymar’s performance for PSG vs. Atalanta (7:25). Then, the guys discuss Tyler Adams’ game-winner (21:30), Bayern’s destruction of Barcelona (34:32) and Man City’s stumble against Lyon (49:07). Also, the MLS is Back tournament final, David Beckham’s Inter Miami and Weston McKennie’s future are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:01:42). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about deep-sea fishing (1:17:26) in another...

Duration:01:23:14

MLS updates, Champions League, salary caps, Jadon Sancho, Chicharito

8/11/2020
Alexi and Mosse preview the MLS is Back tournament final (05:22) and the league’s decision to return to home markets. Then, the guys discuss a whirlwind weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus (35:40) and the Champions League quarterfinals (52:40). Also, salary caps in England, Jadon Sancho’s future and Chicharito’s life with LA are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:07:05). Finally, Alexi caps the show with an ode to the soccer camps lost this summer (1:28:15) in another remote edition of the State...

Duration:01:35:04

MLS tourney, Pulisic injury, Jimenez’s future, Champions League returns

8/4/2020
Alexi and Mosse break down the latest from the MLS is Back tournament (07:25), including LAFC’s exit and a preview of the semifinals. Then, the guys discuss Christian Pulisic’s FA Cup injury (40:30) and the return of the Champions League (50:30) Also, Raul Jimenez’s future, the importance of international matches and the inclusion of mid-game water breaks are looked at in #AskAlexi 1:07:07). Finally, Alexi caps the show with news of him getting into the ownership game (1:24:16) in another...

Duration:01:26:10

LAFC, NWSL, World Cup qualifying, Pulisic, EPL season, Mbappe injury

7/29/2020
Alexi and Mosse dive in on the MLS is Back knockout rounds (07:09), including Diego Rossi’s impact with LAFC. Then, the guys break down NWSL’s Challenge Cup (32:08), a new World Cup qualifying format for CONCACAF, (35:44), the EPL’s season-ender (44:35) and Kylian Mbappe’s injury (1:06:40) Also, Christian Pulisic’s season, Darlington Nagbe’s future and branding an MLS expansion club are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:11:04). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look at MLS’s responsibility to...

Duration:01:30:36

El Tráfico, EPL top 4, Real vs. Barca, Leeds, Ballon d’Or, James to MLS?

7/21/2020
Alexi and Mosse touch on the MLS is Back tournament (06:14), including LAFC’s blowout against rival LA Galaxy. Then, the guys break down the latest in Europe, including the gulf between Real Madrid and Barcelona (30:49), the Top 4 race in the EPL (39:49) and Leeds United’s return to the Premier League (47:05) Also, the “El Trafico” nickname, the USMNT now vs. in Alexi’s heyday, and James Rodriguez’s future are looked at in #AskAlexi (55:40). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look at the...

Duration:01:20:07

MLS, Chicharito, Man City's escape, Sargent, Mbappe vs. Haaland

7/14/2020
Alexi and Mosse give their first impressions of the MLS is Back tournament (3:50), including what it's like to return to the FOX studios. Then, the guys unpack the major ramifications of Man City's successful appeal against their Champions League ban (27:16). Also, Josh Sargent's future, Jesse Marsch's coaching credentials and an Mbappe vs. Haaland debate are looked at in #AskAlexi (47:02). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a trip down memory lane with stories about the late-night TV in the...

Duration:01:07:49