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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.

Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast FOX Sports

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    • 4.3 • 695 Ratings

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.

    Why is the USMNT struggling to win on the road?

    Why is the USMNT struggling to win on the road?

    Alexi and Mosse start the show with a look at Gregg Berhalter’s coaching performance in World Cup Qualifiers and determine if he’s been unfairly criticized (12:32). Then we take a look at the biggest stories in MLS including Atlanta United’s win vs. DC United, why FC Dallas fired head coach Luchi Gonzalez, Chofis’ hattrick for San Jose, and the latest from CONCACAF Champions League and the League’s Cup (28:26). Then the guys turn to the Champions League group stage, break down all the drama from the first round of matches, and recap the biggest stories from Europe's top 5 leagues in the European Roundup (50:41). We also look at questions from fans about Jordan Pefok, potential travel restrictions for Christian Pulisic, and whether a national team could beat a domestic team in #AskAlexi (1:16:10). Finally, Alexi ends the show with another hot take about hot wings in his One for the Road segment (1:29:27).
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    A World Cup Every Two Years? What could go wrong?

    A World Cup Every Two Years? What could go wrong?

    Alexi and Mosse open the show with a look at Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the World Cup schedule and answer if having a World Cup every two years would be a good idea (06:36). Then the guys recap the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifying games, discuss Berhalter’s performance, and look at Ricardo Pepi’s impact on the team (31;30). We also take a look at Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, follow the biggest news stories in Europe’s top 5 leagues, and go over this week’s Champion’s League group stage matches (51:40). Alexi answers questions from fans about the USMNT, the USWNT, and answers what it’s like to be a youth soccer leagues referee in #AskAlexi (1:06:00). Finally, Alexi ends the show by reflecting on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 (1:20:20).
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    USMNT World Cup Qualifying Begins

    USMNT World Cup Qualifying Begins

    This week Alexi and Mosse are finally back in studio for the first time since March 2020! Alexi's State of the Union monologue makes a return with a story on how the USMNT has grown since 2018 and what the team can achieve in this World Cup qualification process (6:59). Then the guys breakdown the next series of games the USMNT faces versus El Salvador, Canada, and Honduras (8:51). Then we jump into all the last minute transfer news in Europe, including Ronaldo's move to Manchester United, Messi's PSG Debut, and look at why Haaland and Mbappe stayed at their current teams (30:50). Alexi and Mosse also make their UEFA Champion's League picks, answer if it's worth making a jump to a league in Europe outside of the top 5, and Mosse helps a fan find a South American team to root for in #AskAlexi (1:01:13). Finally, Alexi pays his respects to the 13 brave United State's service members who made the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of others in Afghanistan (1:19:15).
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    MLS vs. Liga MX: Who wins the MLS All-Star Game?

    MLS vs. Liga MX: Who wins the MLS All-Star Game?

    Alexi and Mosse open the show with a look at Saturday’s Seattle vs. Columbus game, Atlanta United’s interim coach situation, LAFC’s struggles, El Tráfico and many more MLS storylines (09:55). Then the guys breakdown this week’s MLS All-Star Game and Skills Challenge and make their predictions for who will win the game (35:30). We then look at, Serie A’s opening weekend, Ronaldo’s Juventus situation, Lukaku’s return to Chelsea, La Liga, Stu Holden’s Mallorca, fans storming the Nice vs. Marseille game and so much more in the European Roundup (47:05). Alexi and Mosse rank their Top 10 soccer leagues in the world, look at why the USMNT has so much talent right now, and answer the age old question does, “turn up the A.C” mean making it colder or warmer in #AskAlexi (1:12:15). Finally Alexi caps the show with an anecdote about NASL’s Detroit Express in his “One for the Road” segment (1:32:55).
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Is NYCFC the Best Team in MLS? Carli Lloyd Retires, Harry Kane’s Manchester City situation, Christian Pulisic/Chelsea, David Ochoa commits to Mexico

    Is NYCFC the Best Team in MLS? Carli Lloyd Retires, Harry Kane’s Manchester City situation, Christian Pulisic/Chelsea, David Ochoa commits to Mexico

    Alexi and Mosse open the show with the latest MLS news which includes, a recap of Sunday’s Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders rivalry game, an explanation of where NYCFC ranks in Alexi’s Top 5 MLS teams, Atlanta United’s new coaching hire Gonzalo Pineda, and NYRB’s struggle for relevancy (08:40). They then look at the Leagues Cup competition and question the lineup choices SKC head coach Peter Vermes made in his 6-1 defeat vs. Leon at the Leagues Cup. Then the guys move to Concacaf Champions League to breakdown Philadelphia Union’s loss to America and answer the age old question, will we ever see an MLS team win the competition (33:03). We then run through all of the European soccer news, Pulisic’s goal at Chelsea, Joe Scally’s Bundesliga debut, Messi’s PSG saga, and so much more in the European Roundup (44:12). Questions about how the USMNT’s style of play in the Gold Cup and Nation’s League left fans concerned about the future of the team, David Ochoa’s decision to commit to Mexico, and what the soccer equivalent of the Field of Dreams baseball game would be are all answered in #AskAlexi (1:00:53). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a celebration of Carli Lloyd’s decorated career as she announces her retirement from soccer in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast (1:18:52).
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Messi Leaves Barcelona, USWNT/Olympics, USMNT win the Gold Cup final vs. Mexico, Josh Sargent to Norwich

    Messi Leaves Barcelona, USWNT/Olympics, USMNT win the Gold Cup final vs. Mexico, Josh Sargent to Norwich

    Alexi and Mosse open the show with the latest news on Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona, the player’s legacy in La Liga, and what the future may hold for the superstar, including a possible move to PSG (7:00). The guys also discuss Lukaku’s return to Chelsea, Jack Grealish’s transfer to Man City, Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United, and Harry Kane’s Tottenham issues. More importantly, they go over Norwich City’s latest signing, USMNT star Josh Sargent. The guys then shift focus to the Olympics and breakdown the USWNT’s disappointing performance at the tournament as well as congratulate Canada’s Christine Sinclair for her historic gold medal win. Mosse reacts to Brazil’s win vs. Spain, reflects on Dani Alves’s decorated career, and explains why a bronze medal win may be a sign of hope for Mexico fans (47:35). USA’s win over Mexico in the Gold Cup final, potential coaching choices for the USMNT, and what young players the guys are excited about, are all looked at in #AskAlexi (55:35). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on his joyous experience at the Gold Cup Final with former USMNT coach Bora Milutinović (1:24:25).
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
695 Ratings

695 Ratings

Shuddupandplay ,

Original

Alexi tells it like it is, looking forward to the Euros and his sardonic quips of the egos, poor play and early exits of the overpaid and flopping internationals.

Local Seattle Guy ,

Enjoyable

Great soccer talk and I really enjoy the viewing recommendations.

Kbob1234567890 ,

Topical but necessary

I know Alexi gets a bad rep too often but I think it’s necessary to improvement. Alexi often creates debates and a different point of view many people get irritated with but without it there would be less of a drive to prove Alexi wrong. Great podcast but the only thing I ask is that the titles of the episodes contain less click bait. When you name drop CP I expect to get some good details on him. Not literally a name mention. But Love the podcast regardless. Highly recommended!

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