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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 • 709 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.

    Steve Cherundolo’s Journey to LAFC: From Bundesliga star to MLS Super Club Head Coach

    Steve Cherundolo’s Journey to LAFC: From Bundesliga star to MLS Super Club Head Coach

    Steve Cherundolo joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss his new LAFC head coaching position, his new plans for the MLS Super Club in the upcoming season, why the Bundesliga develops so many great American players and even gives us some USMNT predictions ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Later, We dive into all the big news stories surrounding MLS including, Insigne to Toronto is finally official, Jesus Ferreira’s designated player deal, and go over RSL’s new ownership which includes NBA legend Dwayne Wade. Then the guys cover all the different storylines in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues including, Arsenal’s early exit from the FA Cup, Vinicius’s amazing form at Real Madrid, and Ricardo Pepi’s debut in the Bundesliga. Alexi answered all of your questions in a very USMNT focused edition of #AskAlexi. Finally, Alexi ended the podcast with a look at different USMNT home stadium venues in his One for the Road.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ricardo Pepi’s record breaking transfer changes everything

    Ricardo Pepi’s record breaking transfer changes everything

    Alexi and Mosse kick off the New Year with a look at Ricardo Pepi’s record breaking transfer to FC Augsburg and Daryl Dike’s move to West Brom (10:00). We then move onto MLS to address the rumors surrounding Insigne’s move to Toronto FC, talk LAFC’s new head coach Steve Cherundolo, and look at Haaland/Mbappe transfer rumors. Later the guys covered everything that happened in the Premier League over the break including, Lukaku’s beef with Tuchel, Christian Pulisic’s big moment for Chelsea and how AFCON is effecting the schedule (54:43). We answered your questions about parity in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues, and why Bruce Arena/coaches outside of the top leagues are often overlooked on best coaches lists in #AskAlexi (1:28:45). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a One for the Road about his favorite soccer moment of 2021 (1:42:32).
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Alexi’s Holiday Thank You: Celebrating our American Soccer Culture

    Alexi’s Holiday Thank You: Celebrating our American Soccer Culture

    Alexi bids farewell to 2021 and looks back at the last year with an eye toward 2022. He wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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    USMNT’s World Cup To-Do List: Top Five Challenges for 2022

    USMNT’s World Cup To-Do List: Top Five Challenges for 2022

    Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a recap of USMNT’s friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, breakdown all of the new debuts on the squad, and look at Jordan Morris’ performance (04:47). Alexi then looks ahead toward 2022 and makes a to-do list for the top five challenges the team will need to face before the World Cup (23:40). We then transition to Europe as the guys reflect on Sergio Aguero’s legendary career after retiring amid health concerns (28:10). Later, we move into Premiere League to breakdown all of the officiating drama surrounding the Tottenham vs. Liverpool game and Klopp’s meltdown. We breeze through the rest of Europe, including La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and Jordan Pefok’s amazing 4 goal game. Alexi and Mosse answered your questions about the potential UEFA CONMEBOL Nations League merger, why stoppage time is never accurate, and why college soccer has lost some relevance in #AskAlexi (49:33). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a thank you to all of the listeners for listening to yet another year of the State of the Union podcast (1:07:35). Have a great holiday everyone!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    NYCFC win MLS Cup: How the pigeons took down Portland

    NYCFC win MLS Cup: How the pigeons took down Portland

    Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a recap of the dramatic MLS Cup final between the Portland Timbers and NYCFC. They break down the VAR controversy from Portland’s last minute goal, Sean Johnson’s saves during the tense penalty shootouts, and why NYCFC manager Ronny Deila Striped after winning MLS Cup (10:04). Then the guys breakdown the USMNT’s upcoming game vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina and see which MLS players could break into the main squad. We then switch gears to Europe as we look at all the games around Europe and briefly cover the Liga MX final between Atlas and Leon, but we all know the real story is the fumbled Champions League draw! Alexi and Mosse make their picks for the Round of 16 and give their team rankings (37:18). We answered questions about whether Supporters’ Shield winners should get a bye in MLS Playoffs, why Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic is underrated, and answer if Alexi has ever played a FIFA game in #AskAlexi (56:14). Finally, Alexi caps off the show with a look at who from the next generation can carry the torch after Messi and Ronaldo retire (1:11:21).
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    MLS Cup Final Predictions: Portland vs. NYCFC

    MLS Cup Final Predictions: Portland vs. NYCFC

    Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a recap of all the action around the Eastern and Western MLS Conference Finals, why Alexi was right about NYCFC. Then the guys look ahead to the final Portland vs. NYCFC match up and make their prediction for who will win MLS Cup (09:08). We then do a quick wrap around the world and look at Manchester United’s redemption, if Christian Pulisic will be a consistent starter at Chelsea, and look at the incoming Atlas vs. Leon Liga MX final (34:30). We answer your questions about Lewandowski’s snub for the Ballon d’Or, Jesse Marsch parting ways with RB Leipzig, and Alexi answers if Jaws or Jurassic Park is the better Spielberg movie in #AskAlexi (55:40). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a quick updated about his travels in Qatar (1:25:50).
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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
709 Ratings

709 Ratings

___tariqb94 ,

Decent but Arrogant

Love that Alexi uses his voice to promote the beautiful game in the US. He is sharp and experienced in the soccer realm. But I would be remiss to omit the ambiance of arrogance and superiority that travels through his mic. I could do without the latter. Mosse gives a South American perspective and occasionally balances Alexis weaker points.

Still gave 4 stars for passion towards the USMNT.

Jupe2 ,

Alexi is a condescending, bloviating airbag…

This should be called the Mosse and Alexi podcast. Mosse is illuminating and always on point; Alexi is a pompous, condescending jerk, but one whose opinion can’t be ignored for US soccer commentary. I’m not sure why Mosse puts up with him. On another note: if you play another stupid Shopify ad and again insert 2.5 minutes of ads in front of the next episode, I’m done with you. Have some respect! And I can’t stand Stu Holden. Still, with all this, I find this podcast has less crosstalk and stays more focused than the MLS podcast.

Titanshane ,

Great Soccer Pod with an American Perspective

Maybe the best American soccer pod with a great format and good personalities.

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