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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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    • 4.4, 602 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.

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

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

    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 of the Union Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    MLS tourney, Pulisic injury, Jimenez’s future, Champions League returns

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

    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 remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    LAFC, NWSL, World Cup qualifying, Pulisic, EPL season, Mbappe injury

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

    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 American players (1:22:35) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    El Tráfico, EPL top 4, Real vs. Barca, Leeds, Ballon d’Or, James to MLS?

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

    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 Shoe Wars of the ’90s (1:15:23) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    MLS, Chicharito, Man City's escape, Sargent, Mbappe vs. Haaland

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

    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 '90s (1:04:24) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    MLS is Back, Mou vs. VAR, Man U hype, Americans in EPL, Sane to Bayern

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

    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 story that involves bellying up to the bar with Metallica (1:04:24) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. 
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
602 Ratings

602 Ratings

lotsofflying ,

Always interesting and intelligent

My thumbmanship is too poor to appropriately express what a good job these guys do. Two good people with diverse interests and deep soccer passion supporting US soccer interests from a global POV. It demonstrates the growth of Alexi from the brash, rogue ambassador of US soccer to the confident, well-rounded yet humble leader/supporter. But..... not without the insights, knowledge and laid back library of knowledge from Mosse. An excellent duo that I look forward to weekly as I listen in from abroad.

MedicineMan69 ,

Good listen

Great pod for the casual soccer fan. Love the USMNT content

RasK2020 ,

Trash

Canceling Alexi and his “hot” takes. Take a stand Alexi, we know your true colors

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