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/

Episode Date
International Window Recap: WC Group B Scouting Report, Manchester Derby, Spurs vs Arsenal & MLS weekend preview
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What a weekend of International soccer! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse dive into all the action including the USMNT opponents in Qatar. How did Mexico fare in their two matches?  We then look ahead to the weekend of club soccer as the EPL has two massive heavyweight bouts on tap. Will Arsenal stay at the top of the table and take down Tottenham?  In our #AskAlexi and One for the Road segments, we let the US fans air out all of the grievances following the Japan and Saudi Arabia matches...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Instant Twitter Spaces Reaction: USMNT vs. Saudi Arabia
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The US drew Saudi Arabia in their final friendly before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse hopped on Twitter Spaces following the match to field calls and let fans air their grievances...  Is Matt Turner your starter vs. Wales in goal? How badly does this squad miss Timothy Weah and Yunus Musah? Did Pepi do enough to get a start in Qatar today? Make sure to tune in Thursday for our normal weekend preview podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Instant Twitter Spaces Reaction: Japan tops USMNT 2-0
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Alexi Lalas fired up his Twitter Spaces with David Mosse to break down the USMNT loss to Japan in a friendly from Germany. Is Matt Turner the starting keeper? Who really needs to step up on Tuesday in the final match before the World Cup against Saudi Arabia? Make sure to tune into Twitter Spaces next week after the match on FS1 to join Alexi and Mosse as well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Previewing the USMNT friendlies, UEFA Nations League, Christian Pulisic's upcoming book
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The USMNT has two final friendlies in the next few days before they get on the plane to Qatar. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse preview the matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia. What does the rotation at keeper and striker look like?  The UEFA Nations League is underway this weekend and two of the USMNT Group B opponents have massive matches. We dive into the England and Wales games as well as Iran's two friendlies.  In our #AskAlexi segment, we chat about our perception of Jesus Ferreira and the possibility of taking four strikers to Qatar. Alexi caps the show by giving his take on the recent excerpts released from Christian Pulsic's book.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
MLS playoff & MVP race, Pepi & Pefok score, Juventus troubles continue
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The MLS playoff picture is clearing up as teams race to the finish. Austin and Nashville squared off in the 2nd MVP battle this season. Has Hany Mukhtar wrapped it up? We also dive into all of the squads on the playoff line. Will Miami keep this run of form going and make their first-ever postseason appearance?  On the international front, the Jordan Pefok debate rages on as he scored over the weekend for Bundesliga-leading Union Berlin... while Ricardo Pepi bagged his first goal in 30 matches. Juventus kept their poor form going... is it time to hit the panic button? We also break down the epic Club America vs Chivas match and the latest surrounding duel-national prospect Alejandro Zendejas.  In the #AskAlexi segment, we chat about Chelsea and Chicago Fire keeper Gabriel Slonina...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
USMNT roster reveal & Top 5 all-time uniforms, EPL All-Star game
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Between Champions League madness, fiery debates over Americans ruining EPL, and the US roster drop, we could have taped for another hour... Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap the week that was in Europe and preview a stacked MLS weekend.  The duo starts with the USMNT September roster window. Who was left out? Which spots are still up for grabs? Later in the show, Alexi also reveals his top-5 all-time US jerseys coming off the new kit release. Chelsea owner Todd Boehly started a firestorm of debate after proposing an All-Star game for the EPL. Was it truly a bad idea or are people just mad because it is coming from an American?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Dallas tops LAFC, Bayern vs Barca preview, Pulisic vs McKennie
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The MLS season is coming down to the finish and Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a wild weekend on the pod. Jesus Ferreira's brace capped off a comeback for Dallas over LAFC. Does Cherundolo have a lineup problem? We also recap the European games that did go on without a hitch the past few days.  The guys then flip it forward to midweek action. We have two reunions in the Champions League involving Robert Lewandowski & Erling Haaland. Does it get any better than City vs. Dortmund and Bayern vs. Barcelona? In our #AskAlexi segment we address the USMNT jersey, converting EPL fans, and the latest on the US striker position. Alexi wraps the podcast by bringing you inside his World Cup prep.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Special Edition: Former NFL star & World Cup Tonight Analyst Chad Johnson joins the show
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse are joined by their new coworker, Chad Johnson, to delve into his past and how he became such a huge soccer fan. Who are his favorite players, which clubs does he root for, and what was it like to pursue a professional soccer career? The guys also have a few World Cup predictions before comparing World Cup squads to their NFL counterparts. Is the USA a dark horse? Chad Johnson certainly thinks so. Don't worry, we dive into his FIFA playing career as well...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Champions League returns, MLS preview, Top 5 soccer rivalries
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The CHAMPIOOOOOONS League is BACK! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a wild midweek of action on the pitch in Europe. What is wrong with Liverpool? Chelsea made a move at manager, firing Thomas Tuchel and hiring Graham Potter. How will this affect Christian Pulisic?  We have a massive MLS weekend on-tap with the Eastern Conference playoff spots hanging in the balance. Alexi and Mosse dive into the biggest matches ahead, including Dallas hosting LAFC and Philadelphia taking on Orlando.  On Instagram, we asked you who should start for the USMNT in Qatar and you guys showed out. We have the results in our #AskAlexi segment. We cap the show with Alexi's Top 5 biggest soccer club rivalries ahead of Boca vs River this weekend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Weekend recap: VAR controversies, Chicharito's gaffe, Musah's form, & Mukhtar MVP?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap yet another beautiful weekend of soccer for your listening pleasure. We begin with MLS, where we had the MVP Heavyweight bout between Hany Mukhtar & Sebastián Driussi. Does Mukhtar have the lead after Nashville's win over Austin?  Moving over to Europe, Christian Pulisic started his first game of the season for Chelsea, Jedi Robinson suffered an injury, and Manchester United topped Arsenal in an early statement match. Which games are we most looking forward to this week in the Champions League?  The guys also weigh in on the age-old club vs. high school soccer debate as well as preview the US Open Cup Final between Orlando and Sacramento Republic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Transfer Deadline Day: Pulisic stays, Dest to AC Milan, MLS roundup & weekend preview
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What an eventful transfer window for Americans around the world. Christian Pulisic is staying at Chelsea after a few rumors surfaced, Sergiño Dest is headed to Italy, and John Brooks found a home. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break it all down for you.  We also had quite a midweek from MLS with a few upsets. The guys dive into LAFC and Austin FC worries before previewing the biggest games ahead this weekend from around the globe. Will Arsenal keep their red-hot form against Manchester United?  In #AskAlexi, we rank USMNT strikers and predict where CONCACAF teams will finish at the World Cup. Alexi then chats about Pulisic staying at Chelsea and his form in Qatar during our One for the Road segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
FC Dallas & USMNT Forward Jesus Ferreira on World Cup prep, red-hot form
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse are joined on this special edition of State of the Union by FC Dallas striker Jesus Ferreira. The guys break down his recent hot streak, his shoe game compared to Gregg Berhalter, and the upcoming September window as well as World Cup prep. Why separates him from the rest of the USMNT striker pool? We have your answer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Brandon Vazquez interview & massive MLS weekend preview
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We are coming down the home stretch in MLS and the slate couldn't be better this weekend. The Battle for Cascadia, Austin vs LAFC & Hell is Real? Bring it on. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse also preview the biggest games from around the world including Juventus vs Roma and Arsenal vs Fulham. FC Cincinnati and USMNT forward Brandon Vazquez then joins the show. We dive into his play style, his World Cup roster hopes, his shoe game, and the rivalry with Columbus ahead of this weekend.Stick around for our #AskAlexi segment where we cover more LAFC and Christian Pulisic talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Leeds United States, MLS Weekend Recap, PSG & Bayern dominate
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Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch put on a show against Chelsea this past weekend for Leeds United. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down the entire EPL weekend plus the biggest games from other leagues around the world. In MLS, Minnesota topped Austin at home, the Galaxy & Sounders drew a wild match, & Philly stream-rolled DC. Can Miami keep their current form going all the way to the playoffs? In our #AskAlexi segment, we answer why the US is developing more players than Mexico, but not before addressing the latest news from the transfer market. What are Alexi and Mosse's earliest soccer memories? Stick around for our "One for the road" segment to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Weekend Preview: Pulisic to Man United? USMNT all-time starting 11, MLS playoff watch
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Join Alexi Lalas and David Mosse as they recap the fixtures from this past weekend, featuring an aggressive Darwin Núñez head-butt vs. Crystal Palace, impressive performances from USMNT figures Weston McKennie, Chris Richards, and more! After recapping the latest fixtures, Lalas and Mosse break down Christian Pulisic's transfer options which feature the likes of Newcastle United and Manchester United. As Manchester United prepare for a potential Pulisic loan move, We also preview a jam-packed weekend of games including the Sounders traveling to visit their old rivals, the LA Galaxy. Lalas and Mosse argue about the controversy of the Red Devils' recent transfer targets and the implications it has toward the board. To wrap up the show, Lalas and Mosse argue which MLS teams are in danger of missing the MLS playoffs and what Lalas' USMNT all-time starting 11 looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Weekend Recap: Neymar vs Mbappé, Tuchel vs Conte, #MLSAfterDark
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What a week of drama on and off the pitch! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse begin with a wild weekend in MLS. Austin FC came back from a 3-1 deficit in style, Brandon Vasquez continued his hot streak, and Seattle dropped below the playoff line. Will Toronto make a run at the playoffs behind an Italian resurgence? In the EPL, Spurs and Chelsea battled on and off the field. Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were both issued red cards after the final whistle for a dust-up. Who would win in a real fight? Meanwhile, all is not well at Manchester United. Should they bring in American Weston McKennie? We also dive into drama at PSG and debut weekends for Serie A and La Liga. In our #AskAlexi segment, we cover our all-time USMNT five-a-side, Darlington Nagbe in the EPL, and more. Make sure to follow us on social @SOTUWithAlexi to submit questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
2022 FIFA World Cup Primer: USA Starting 11, Biggest Group Games, predictions & more
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We are 100 days out this week from the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Qatar and Stu Holden joins Alexi Lalas & David Mosse to get you ready for kickoff. The guys get things started by previewing the biggest group stage matches including England vs USA, Mexico vs Argentina, and Germany vs Spain. Alexi then gives his USA 26-man roster and starting 11 for Qatar. Will John Brooks make the cut? Stu, Mosse, and Alexi also give a few predictions as well. Who will win the golden boot and the 2022 World Cup title? Before we wrap, we also reveal our 5 top USMNT moments from past tournaments. Where does Landon Donovan's iconic goal against Algeria rank? 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Record-breaking MLS Saturday, Yanks of Yorkshire & opening English Premier League weekend
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We kick off the show by diving into the first week of English Premiere League action where Leeds United has Americans excited. Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch got the party started with a 2-1 win over Wolves. Are Spurs and Arsenal the best two teams behind Liverpool and Manchester City? We also chat Messi's unreal goal and Lewandowski getting on the scoresheet at Camp Nou.Across the pond, MLS teams scored the most goals in a single day in league history. Does Brandon Vazquez make the plane to Qatar? What do we make of a tight Eastern Conference playoff race? In our #AskAlexi segment, the guys answer questions on loan and transfer, MLS vs Liga MX friendlies & the one league you would follow for a year if you could only follow one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
USWNT legend Heather O'Reilly on coming out of retirement, United States' World Cup chances
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Legendary United States midfielder Heather O'Reilly announced last week she is coming out of retirement and joining the defending Irish Women's National League Champions, Shelbourne FC. She joins Alexi Lalas on a special edition of the State of the Union podcast to dive into her decision. How much of a role did former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger play in her comeback? (1:30) The duo reflects on England's Euro title before previewing the United States' chances at a three-peat next year at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. (15:28) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
England win Euros, Weston McKennie injury, & MLS fireworks
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What a weekend on the pitch! England finally brought it home and Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down the impact and ramifications of the country's first trophy since 1966. (32:16)Back stateside, MLS lost its ever-living mind this past week with late-game heroics, 8-goal shootouts, and US Open cup-sets. Will Sebastian Druissi take home the MVP? (16:40) Is Philadephia the best team in the league? (18:30)We also break down Juventus and USMNT star Weston McKennie's injury (42:39) and debate if John Brooks is set for a move to MLS. (69:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
LAFC continues to roll, MLS vs. the World + Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumors
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Coming off an amazing weekend of soccer, Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down all the action for you from an American perspective. On the MLS front, Gareth Bale scored for LAFC, Minnesota continued their fine run of play, and Toronto finally came together. Will the addition of the Italians push Toronto to the playoffs? (9:59)Alexi and Mosse also sift through the transfer rumors. Will Ronaldo join a former rival? (31:22) How is Barcelona coming up with all this cash? (39:22) We also recap the Women’s Euros before our Ask Alexi segment. Does MLS really need these friendlies against bigger squads from overseas? (47:26) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Previewing Sacramento Republic’s US Open Cup semifinal with club president Todd Dunivant
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What does America love more than apple pie? Underdogs. USL club Sacramento Republic FC has embodied that spirit in a magical run to the semifinals of the US Open Cup, knocking off two MLS teams in the process. Club president and general manager Todd Dunivant joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to break down the “cup-sets” before diving into their semifinal matchup with Sporting Kansas City (2:30). We also dive into the pro/rel debate (9:03), players to watch against KC (13:49), what makes Sacramento special (16:45), and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter Interview: on the starting 11, behind-the-back passes, & John Brooks' status ahead of World Cup
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We are only two friendlies away from the United States heading to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to preview the run-up to the Cup. Can the United States win it all in 2022? (4:49) We also talk roster battles (6:38), why the US hasn't developed a deep striker pool (12:45), and much more. Why does Berhalter often pass behind the back to his players? We have your answer on the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
The Women's World Cup is one year away: Will the United States three-peat? (with Aly Wagner)
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US Soccer Legend Aly Wagner joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to take a sneak peek at the Women's World Cup a year out from squads heading to Australia and New Zealand. The crew breaks down the impact of an expanded tournament with duel hosts for the very first time. Alexi, Mosse and Aly also give their five biggest challengers to the United States. Will Canada make a run at CONCACAF supremacy? Finally, the trio dives into the question we are all asking... will the USWNT three-pete? We also rank our five best women's soccer players of all-time. Who takes your top spot? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Lewandowski’s Move to Barcelona + LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup Playoffs Struggles
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the LA Galaxy and their struggles to stay above the MLS Cup Playoff line (8:03). Then we recap all of the news stories around the MLS including, Bale's LAFC Debut, the Hell is Real Derby and Phil Neville's Barcelona match comments. Later, we break down Lewandowski's move to Barcelona and why it could create two interesting title races in La Liga and the Bundesliga (34:25). Later we answer your questions about dark horses at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, what an EPL draft would look like, and why Alexi thinks White Claws are great in #AskAlexi (48:40). Finally, we end the show with a preview of Thursday's big interview with USMNT coach Greg Berhalter, also Mosse gives us his picks for the best dishes at Bestia in our One for the Road segment (1:02:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Interview with Hootie and the Blowfish’s Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld
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Hootie and the Blowfish drummer Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld joins the State of the Union Podcast to talk about his new book ‘Swimming with the Blowfish: Hootie, Healing, and One Hell of a Ride’ as well as his new EP ‘Remember Tomorrow’, his journey as a musician and why he named a chapter of his book after Alexi Lalas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Wayne Rooney is Returning to MLS... As a Manager?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a big congratulations to the USWNT for qualifying to the 2023 Women’s World Cup (3:57). Then we take a look at Wayne Rooney’s potential return to DC United as a manager, El Trafico vs. Cascadia Cup, and recap some transfer news updates in MLS. Later, the guys breakdown all the transfers in Europe, look at Tyler Adam’s move to Leeds and preview the Copa Libertadores Quarter-finals (33:17). We answered your #AskALexi questions about a CONCACAF and COMNEBOL Nations League merger, new injury rules in MLS Next Pro league, and answer a fans message where he calls out Mosse’s movie trailer take (49:11). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his thoughts on Top Gun: Maverick (1:01:20). What We’ve Been Watching:  Mosse’s Picks: Better Call Saul, Mind Over Murder Alexi’s Picks: Red Wings vs. Avalanche, Top Gun: Maverick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
USA’s U-20 National Team Qualifies for the 2024 Olympics
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a big celebration of the USA’s U-20 national team qualifying to the Olympics, what youth players they are excited about, and breakdown how Mexico crashed out of the tournament (5:00). Later we cover Ronaldo wanting out of Manchester United, Neymar’s contract extension at PSG, and Zack Steffen’s move to a lower division (23:25). We answered your questions about Copa Libertadores, if Canadian teams should leave MLS, and looked at the CFB Big Ten Super League in #AskAlexi (47:10). Finally, Alexi ended the show with a special 4th of July message (1:07:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Gareth Bale Joins LAFC: Is the Superstar ready for MLS?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with LAFC’s landmark Gareth Bale deal, what that means for Carlos Vela, and how it will impact Bale ahead of the 2026 World Cup (11:30). Then the guys recap all of the MLS action including Philadelphia’s big win vs. NYCFC, and FC Cincinnati’s club record breaking 7th win, and end with a quick look at the U.S. Open Cup (30:15). Later, we cover all the transfer rumors in Europe and Mosse gives us a great preview of Copa Libertadores (45:30). We answered your questions about the USWNT, why FIFA ranks USA lower than Mexico, and USA’s chances at winning the CONCACAF U-20 Tournament in #AskAlexi (1:02:10). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about the summer break we’re in now that the World Cup has moved to November (1:23:30) What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Dominion (He did not like it) Alexi’s Picks: Menudo: Forever Young, The Card Counter, Lucy, Bears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
2026 FIFA World Cup Venue Reactions: Who’s Going to Host the Final?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse Kick off the podcast with a look at the USMNT game vs. El Salvador and take a deep dive of where this leaves the national team ahead of Qatar (5:00). Then we look at how Costa Rica qualified to the 2022 World Cup and why we’re happy to see another CONCACAF team in the tournament (25:40). Later we breakdown England’s historic loss against Hungary and the rest of the action in the UEFA Nations League (29:00). We also covered Mane’s move to Bayern, Pogba’s return to Juve, and the rest of the transfers in Europe (35:40). The guys answered your questions about 2026 World Cup venues, MLS’s Apple TV deal, and if the 1994 USA denim jerseys are ever coming back in #AskAlexi (42:56). Finally Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about his travels to Zurich Switzerland and the FIFA Next 90 program (1:17:00). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Severance, Peaky Blinders, The Offer, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The French Connection, The Godfather Alexi’s Picks: Bad Words, This is Where I Leave You Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Are England’s Nations League Struggles Good News for the USMNT?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at USMNT’s game vs. Grenada, Jesus Ferreira’s incredible form, and what we can expect from the upcoming match vs. El Salvador (7:01). Later, we breakdown the UEFA Nations League, France’s struggles, and why England is underperforming under Southgate (29:09). Then we take a look at the transfers in Europe and PSG parting ways with Pochettino. Later we answered your questions about what id you could trade national team players, Chile’s legal battle vs. Ecuador, Australia vs. Peru, and our favorite soccer playing conditions in #AskAlexi (51:38). Finally, Alexi Lalas ends the show with a look at 2026 World Cup venues (1:13:38). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosee’s Picks: Peaky Blinders, Top Gun: Maverick Alexi’s Picks: Hustle, Gladbeck, 10 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
USMNT’s World Cup Group is Set: What can we expect from Gareth Bale and Wales?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a breakdown of the USMNT game vs. Uruguay, what Wales qualifying to the World Cup means for the USA, and take a look at Canada’s compensation issues (8:20). Later we take a deep dive into the UEFA Nations League including, Hungary upsetting England, Portugal’s coaching issues, and why some teams aren’t taking the competition seriously enough (53:45). We answered your questions about the summer transfer window, Neymar’s Finalissima comments, and Catarina Macario’s injury in #AskAlexi (1:13:00). Finally, we end the show with Alexi’s One for the Road about baseball and Mosse’s appearance on FOX Bet Live (1:34:20). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: We Own This City, Severance, The Wire Alexi’s Picks: Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, George Carlin’s American Dream Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
USMNT vs. Morocco Reaction + Messi's Masterclass vs. Italy
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the USMNT game vs. Morroco, why Brenden Aaronson is quickly becoming a locked in starter, and breakdown who impressed them the most. Later the guys give their thoughts on Messi’s incredible performance vs. Italy in the 2022 Finalissima. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Real Madrid win UCL, USMNT Striker Depth Chart, Liga MX Final, Copa Libertadores
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at all the MLS action this week, including LA Galaxy’s return to form and answer why names on MLS jerseys are getting harder to look at for broadcasters (10:02). Then, we dive into the upcoming USMNT friendlies vs. Morocco and Uruguay as well as look at the striker depth chart of the USMNT. Later, we take a look at Real Madrid’s big win vs. Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final (47:20). Alexi congratulates Mourinho’s Roma win at the UEFA Conference League, Mosse gives us a breakdown of Copa Libertadores, UEFA Nations League and the Finalissima. Alexi answered your questions about Christian Pulisic leaving the Premier League, U.S. Open Cup, and why the Mexican National team has struggled lately in #AskAlexi (1:21:10). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a special Memorial Day message to all the American military members (1:45:00). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Downton Abbey: A New Era, George Carlin’s American Dream Alexi’s Picks: Top Gun: Maverick, We Own This City, The Staircase, The Thing About Pam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Mbappe stays at PSG, USMNT Roster, Messi to Miami?, USWNT Equal Pay
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse quickly recap all the MLS news stories for the week including Messi to Miami rumors, Slonina’s USMNT choice, and so much more (12:14). Then we take a deep dive into the USMNT roster ahead of their upcoming friendlies and CONCACAF Nations League games. Later we take a quick trip around Europe to recap all the league winners and standings in the EPL, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 (47:30). We answered your questions about Mbappe staying at PSG, the UEFA Champions League, and USWNT Equal Pay in #AskAlexi (1:16:50). Finally we end the show with a look at the recent Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (1:44:50). What We've Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Atlanta, Better Call Saul, Los Señores del Narco Alexi’s Picks: House of Gucci, Dons Of Disco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Matt Turner’s Arsenal Move: Why the USMNT Star is Ready for the Premier League (Interview)
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Matt Turner joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss his move to Arsenal, the New England Revolution’s MLS season, and his journey to the Premier League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Is Jesús Ferreira the answer to the USMNT’s striker problem?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at Jesús Ferreira’s incredible form and breakdown if he’s the answer to the USMNT’s striker position issues (9:23) Later the guys recap all of the MLS action, Alexi gives his top 5 Power Rankings, and looks at possible NWSL expansion. Then we take a trip around Europe to recap FA Cup, the EPL Title Race and rate Ricardo Pepi’s first Bundesliga season (28:45). We answered your questions about the US Open Cup, Raphinha vs. Rodrygo, and Alexi’s next album in #AskAlexi (1:01:40). Finally, we end the podcast with a special closing segment where Alexi tries a Cuban sandwich and also do a deep analysis of what’s the proper way to eat a sandwich (1:15:15). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: The Offer, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy Alexi’s Picks: Sheryl, The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith, Our Father, Operation Mincemeat, Senior Year, My Brilliant Friend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Seattle Sounders Qualified to the Club World Cup... Now What?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the Seattle Sounders’ historic win in the CONCACAF Champions League vs. Pumas and celebrate them becoming the first MLS team to ever win the competition (11:30). Then the guys recap all of the MLS action including Seattle’s loss to FC Dallas, questionable calls in the Toronto Vancouver game and is Cincinnati finally turning a corner? The guys also breakdown all of the drama surrounding the NWSL Challenge Cup. Later we look at Real Madrid’s big comeback win vs. Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League as well as the Europa and Conference League Finals (59:20). Then we did a quick whip around the top 5 leagues in Europe and the EPL title race. Later we answered your questions about Chelsea’s new ownership group, Super Clubs, and sandwiches in #AskAlexi (1:27:50). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about what it means to see an MLS team in the Club World Cup (1:42:16). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Atlanta, Better Call Saul. Winning Time, They Call Me Magic, My Brilliant Friend, Seinfeld, Taxi Driver Alexi’s Picks: Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres, At Close Range Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Will the Seattle Sounders be the first MLS team to win CONCACAF Champions League?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at NYCFC’s scoring streak, Real Salt Lake’s win over LA Galaxy, and Walker Zimmerman’s contract extension (11:05). Then the guys look at the Seattle Sounder’s big game vs. Liga MX team Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League and why they can make MLS history. Later the guys recap the EPL title race, Real Madrid’s 35th title win, and preview this weeks UEFA Champions League games (48:32). Alexi answers your questions about co-ed soccer, Cade Cowell, and F1 in #AskAlexi (1:25:59). Finally, we end with a special Mother’s Day message from Alexi (1:47:30). What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s picks: Ozark, Atlanta, Better Call Saul, Winning Time, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes Alexi’s picks: The Stranger, The Adam Project, The Batman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman on the Future of the League
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NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss the upcoming 10th season starting on April 29th, the Challenge Cup, and what future of the league could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Christian Pulisic Saves Chelsea
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at all the MLS action this week including San Jose’s big win vs. Seattle, the Revs slow season, and Gyasi Zardes’ move to Colorado (7:14). Then we cover how Christian Pulisic saved Chelsea in their game vs. West Ham, Yunus Musah’s miss in the Copa del Rey final, and why the top five leagues in Europe lack parity (27:50). Later, we answered your questions about CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, and why MLS Teams are losing to USL teams in the U.S. Open Cup (52:11). Finally, we end the show with a look at the beef between David Mosse and Luis Aguilar as well as answer if Mosse would ever start his own podcast (1:14:03). Call in with questions for #AskAlexi at (657)-549-2297 What We’ve Been Watching: Mosse’s Picks: Atlanta, My Brilliant Friend, Better Call Saul, Winning Time, Ozark Alexi’s Picks: The Invisible Pilot, Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, The Flight of the Phoenix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Zack Steffen’s Man City Struggles: Do Americans Abroad Get Enough Playing Time?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the show with a look at all of the MLS action for the week including NYCFC's big win, Seattle's surprising loss vs. Inter Miami, and so much more (8:20). Then the guys discuss Matias Almeyda's departure from the San Jose Earthquakes, Matthew Hoppe's potential move to Atlanta, and the League Cup Showcase. We also cover all of the CONCACAF Champions League action and Alexi gives his reason why this is the year MLS team will win the competition. Later the guys breakdown at all of action in Europe's top 5 leagues including, the FA Cup Liverpool vs. Man City game, La Liga's officiating, and the Serie A title race (46:01). Next we check in on all of the UEFA Conference League, the Europa League and Champions League games over the last week. We answered your questions about Zack Steffen’s struggles at Man City, Alisson vs. Ederson, and try to find what sports stadium has the worst food in #AskAlexi (1:18:40). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a shout out to the United States's Paralympic soccer teams and wishes them good luck at the IFCPF World Cup tournament (1:43:45). What We've Been Watching: They Call Me Magic Clippers vs. Pelicans The Lost Leonardo Dirty Harry (film series) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Gio Reyna’s Injury, Ronaldo’s Outburst, Man City vs. Liverpool, USWNT, El Tráfico
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at how LA Galaxy took down LAFC and breakdown all the VAR offside call drama in El Tráfico (8:50). Then the guys breakdown all of the biggest MLS news stories, including New England’s losing streak, Jesus Ferreira’s recent form, and answer if diving is okay (23:30). Later, we cover the big Manchester City vs. Liverpool matchup, Ronaldo’s bizarre outburst, and give an update on Gio Reyna’s injury (46:47). We answer your questions about a potential Copa America partnership between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, Super Bowl vs. World Cup, and the USWNT’s rising star Rose Lavelle in #AskAlexi (1:13:19). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a story about a friend of the show (1:31:40). What We’ve Been Watching: Killing Eve Everything Everywhere All at Once Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story Atlanta Better Call Saul Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
World Cup Draw: Is England Underestimating the USMNT?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a breakdown of the 2022 World Cup Draw, look at the USMNT’s big game vs. England, and analyze the United States’ chances at getting out of the group stage (9:30). Then the guys whip around the rest of the World Cup group stage matches and make their way too early picks for who makes it out of the group stage (23:00). Later, the guys look at Chicharito’s great form at the LA Galaxy, look ahead to El Tráfico, and try to explain Miami’s abysmal performance in MLS this season (52:24). Then, the guys cover everything around Europe including Man City’s upcoming game vs. Liverpool, give and update on Weston McKennie’s injury status, and look at PSG’s great game in Ligue 1 (1:07:29). We answered your questions about CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and NCAA Soccer in #AskAlexi (1:16:25). Finally, Alexi and Mosse end the show with a look why some USMNT fans who are Gregg Berhalter haters may secretly root against the national team to get Berhalter out of the head coaching position (1:32:25). Call the #AskAlexi hotline with your questions for Alexi and Mosse: (657) 549-2297 What We've Been Watching: Atlanta The Great Robbery of Brazil's Central Bank Ben-Hur Logan’s Run Moscow on the Hudson’ Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
USMNT is Almost in the World Cup: Pulisic’s Masterclass vs. Panama
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse breakdown the last USMNT World Cup Qualifying games vs. Mexico, Panama, and look at why the U.S. has pretty much qualified ahead to the Costa Rica game (5:40). Later the guys take a look at the rest of the world including Italy’s failure to qualify to the World Cup, CONMEBOL as well as CAF qualifying, and look ahead toward the World Cup draw (29:52). Later we answered your questions about why this Mexico team is so bad, Joe-Max Moore, and if Alexi Would ever go on Hot Ones in #AskAlexi (45:10). Finally Alexi caps the show with a look at Gregg Berhalter’s successful World Cup Qualifying campaign and why the USMNT head coach deserves more respect (1:01:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
David Ochoa’s Path to El Tri: Why the Former USMNT Prospect Switched to Mexico (interview)
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Real Salt Lake’s David Ochoa sits down with Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to breakdown his team’s incredible playoff run last season and what MLS fans can expect from RSL this year. Later, Ochoa opens up about his time with the USMNT and why he ultimately switched to the Mexican national team. Finally, We made picks for who will win the big World Cup Qualifying game between the USMNT and Mexico on Thursday and looked at who’s the GOAT goalkeeper for Mexico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
USMNT vs. Mexico: World Cup Qualification is on the Line
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a preview of the USMNT vs. Mexico game and look at the challenge ahead of the United States in their last World Cup Qualifying window (8:23). Then the guys cover all the MLS action including Jesus Ferreira’s hat trick, Charlotte’s first win, and Dax McCarty’s red card fiasco. Later they cover El Classico, the EPL title race and the Champions League in the European Roundup (51:28). We answered your questions about CONCACAF Champions League, Messi & Ronaldo’s future, and the NWSL in #AskAlexi (1:11:25). Finally, Alexi ends the pod with a look at college soccer and looks at its fading relevance in the modern game (1:26:09). What We’ve Been Watching: Drive to Survive Winning Time Bad Vegan Phoenix Rising Five Days Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Alexi’s on the Road Update: We’ll be Back Next Week
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Alexi is on the road this week and wanted to apologize for pushing this week’s podcast episode back. However, we’ll be back same time and place next week. Thank you for your patience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Charlotte FC Breaks MLS Attendance Records: A Milestone for American Soccer
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The guys kick off the podcast with a look at Charlotte FC's record breaking home debut, Seattle Sounders rocky start to the season, and Carlos Vela's injury in LAFC's game vs. Portland (2:54). Then we shift focus to CONCACAF Champions League and make our picks for which MLS and Liga MX teams we expect to move on to the next round (31:21). Later, the guys give their thoughts on the tragic Queretaro Atlas brawl and reflect on what it could mean for the future of Liga MX (35:53). We then take a trip around Europe to cover all of the biggest news stories including Jess Marsch's Ted Lasso comments, Weston McKennie's injury update, John Brooks' future in the Bundesliga, and so much more (42:03). We answered your questions about Gio Reyna, Brazil's World Cup squads and TV/movie scores in #AskAlexi (1:11:27). Finally we end with Alexi's one for the road and an anecdote from Mosse about Michigan Basketball (1:34:17). What We've Been Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Killing Eve My Brilliant Friend Pharma Bro Downfall: The Case Against Boeing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Carli Lloyd on USWNT’s Equal Pay Settlement: A First Step Toward Equality (interview)
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Carli Lloyd joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss the USWNT’s equal pay settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation, the current national team roster, and updates us on her retirement. Carli also opened up about the USWNT’s culture and how it ultimately effected the national team’s performance on the field. Follow Alexi Lalas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexilalas For more info on the USMNT's USSF settlement: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/soccer/uswnt-focused-on-legacy-next-generation-with-ussf-settlement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Liverpool’s big win vs. Chelsea: Kepa’s Penalty Kick Fiasco
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the first week of MLS action with a look at Carlos Vela’s hat trick, Chicharito’s return, and so much more (3:50). Then the guys shift focus to the CONCACAF Champions League where they make their picks for the next round of games, could we finally have an all MLS team final? (21:33). We then transition toward the SheBelieves Cup and congratulate the USWNT on their big win in the tournament. Later, they take a look at Europe and break down the big Carabao Cup game between Chelsea and Liverpool, answer if Barcelona is back and look at all of the news concerning the top 5 leagues in Europe (27:25). They answer your questions about Jesse Marsch taking over Leeds after they parted ways with Bielsa, if Jozy Altidore could comeback to the USMNT, and their favorite/least favorite MLS jerseys of this season in #AskAlexi (48:10). Finally, Alexi ends the podcast with a look at the USWNT’s fight for equal pay in his One for the Road (1:07:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Xherdan Shaqiri is the New Wolf of MLS (interview)
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Xherdan Shaqiri sits down with Alexi Lalas to discuss the upcoming MLS season and his goals for the Chicago Fire. We also take a look at his expectations for Switzerland at the 2022 World Cup. Finally, Shaqiri breaks down some of his favorite movies, music, and answers if he is going to get a new pet and if it will be a cat or dog? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
2022 MLS Season Predictions: Will Neymar play in MLS?
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Stu Holden joins the State of the Union podcast to preview this MLS season’s biggest storylines including, favorites going into the tournament, last minute transfers, and answer if Neymar will come to MLS (10:22). The guys then make their way too early predictions for the new season and make their pick for who will win MLS Cup in 2022. We then cover the USWNT’s SheBelieves Cup tournament and looks at the new stars for the women’s national team. The guys recap Man City’s big loss to Tottenham, Gio Reyna’s unfortunate injury, Messi’s poor performances for PSG, and look at all the match ups in the UEFA Champions League (47:20). The guys picked which MLS teams they would relegate if MLS had Pro/Rel, compared the 1994 USMNT vs. the current squad, and looked at Joe Scally’s comments toward Gregg Berhalter in #AskAlexi (1:06:30). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a look at some exclusive State of the Union merchandise and let’s you know how you could win your very own State of the Union gear (1:26:25). What We’ve Been Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sex Education Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Does the Club World Cup Need a Complete Overhaul?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the Club World Cup and breakdown Chelsea’s win vs. Brazilian side Palmeiras (17:50). Then the guys look at an interview with Christian Pulisic where he explains why he struggles on the USMNT. Later, we preview CONCACAF Champions League and all the MLS action as the 2022 season approaches (35:30). We also take a look at all the top European leagues and preview all of the big UEFA Champions League matchups (51:20). Alexi and Mosse answer your questions about Bielsa in MLS, automated VAR, and what Alexi’s expectations are for the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup in #AskAlexi (1:13:00). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road all about Valentine’s Day and our love for soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
The USMNT’s Ice-Cold Win: Is Pulisic Getting Frozen Out of the Starting Squad?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a look at the USMNT’s big win vs. Honduras in their most important World Cup Qualifying match and answer why Christian Pulisic started on the bench (17:00). Then the guys a take a brief look at all the potential MLS transfers from Jozy Altidore, Shaqiri, Carlos Tevez and so many more (46:53). Later, the guys take a trip around the world to discuss all the biggest news stories including, Manchester United’s FA Cup disaster, Barcelona’s La Liga Comeback, the Milan Derby, AFCON, and The Club World Cup (56:12). Alexi answered all your questions about which USMNT players most raised their stock, if the tactics are to blame for the USMNT’s striker struggles, and compare if Pulisic was better under Bruce Arena than he is for Gregg Berhalter in #AskAlexi (1:31:21) Finally, the guys end the show with a look at the Super Bowl and Jim Harbaugh’s complicated relationship with Michigan (1:16:00). Movies/TVShows: Neymar: The Perfect Chaos The Tinder Swindler The French Lieutenant’s Woman Gladiator The Lost Daughter My Brilliant Friend Knicks vs. Lakers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Canada defeats the USMNT: Is World Cup Qualification at risk?
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Alexi & Mosse open the show with special guest Doug McIntyre, who joins to break down the USMNT’s 0-2 loss to Canada in the World Cup qualifying match (1:10). They discuss how much blame should be on Berhalter, Christian Pulisic’s struggles, what this means for the national team moving forward, and much more. They also talk about American transfers, including Matt Turner to Arsenal and Kevin Paredes to Wolfsburg. In their trip around the world (40:40), Alexi & Mosse discuss the moves that happened during the January transfer window, including Florentina striker Dusan Vlahović to Juventus, Luis Diaz to Liverpool, and more. They also touch on the AFCON semifinals and Club World Cup. In #AskAlexi (51:15), Alexi & Mosse answer fan questions about whether Pulisic should ask for a move from Chelsea, thoughts on Frank Lampard as the next Everton manager, and nicknames. Finally, in his One for the Road segment (1:10:10), Alexi pays tribute to Hope Solo, Clint Dempsey, Shannon Boxx and others elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
USMNT World Cup Qualifying Continues, but where’s Josh Sargent?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the pod with a look at the… NFL overtime rules? Yeah you read that right. The guys briefly recap the incredible weekend of NFL games, including the Bills Chiefs game, and Alexi gives his thoughts on the NFL’s overtime rules. Then the guys dive into the next World Cup Qualifying window, look at the USMNT roster, and investigate Josh Sargent’s mysterious absence (17:00). Then they turn toward Europe to give their thoughts on Josh Sargent’s incredible game for Norwich, Yunus Musah’s recent form in La Liga, and check on Ricardo Pepi’s progress at Augsburg (45:12). The guys answered your questions about Matt Turner’s move to Arsenal, Pellegrino Matarazzo’s coaching career, and if Liga MX or the USMNT is a better pathway to Europe in #AskAlexi (1:11:58). Alexi ends the pod with a look at American World Cup Qualifying venues and why Los Angeles is often not chosen anymore in his One for the Road (1:26:56). Movies/TV Shows: Power of the Dog Station 11 Munich - Edge of War Under the Volcano Ozark Gilded Age Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
EPL Postponement Issues / Why McKennie is the best American in Europe
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at all the recent MLS transfers including, Kellyn Acosta’s trade to LAFC, Justin Che’s loan to Hoffenheim, and Carlos Salcedo’s potential move to Toronto FC (10:36). Then we take a look at all the action in AFCON including the bizarre officiating of the Tunisia vs. Mali game and why Sierra Leone’s goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara has become a viral sensation (30:30). Then we take a look at the ELP’s scheduling issues, the Tottenham vs. Arsenal postponement, El Classico, and why Weston McKennie is the best American in Europe (37:45). The guys answer your questions about what playoffs would look like in the EPL, prime Neymar vs. Prime Ronaldinho, and Doctor Khumalo in #AskAlexi (1:09:25). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a special shoutout to a friend of the podcast in his One for the Road. Movies/TV Shows: Licorice Pizza Power of the Dog Station 11 North by North West Street Car Named Desire Night Shift Vigil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Steve Cherundolo’s Journey to LAFC: From Bundesliga star to MLS Super Club Head Coach
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Ricardo Pepi’s record breaking transfer changes everything
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Alexi’s Holiday Thank You: Celebrating our American Soccer Culture
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
USMNT’s World Cup To-Do List: Top Five Challenges for 2022
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
NYCFC win MLS Cup: How the pigeons took down Portland
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
MLS Cup Final Predictions: Portland vs. NYCFC
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Italy or Portugal: Who will miss the 2022 World Cup?
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a look at UEFA Qualifying and breakdown why Italy or Portugal will be out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup (08:45). The guys then look at all the action surrounding Europe’s Top 5 Leagues including, Manchester United’s new coach, Neymar’s big injury, La Liga’s struggles in the Champions League, Haaland’s return and so much more (24:30). Then the guys take a deep dive into the MLS playoffs, why RSL’s David Ochoa is a great villain, and preview the upcoming conference finals (36:27). The guys then pick potential U.S. venues for the 2026 World Cup, pick their most improved USMNT team player of 2021, and breakdown the Michigan vs. Ohio State college football game (1:04:15). Finally Alexi sends up off with a quick preview of his upcoming trip to Qatar and what we can expect from his travels (1:23:33). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
MLS Playoffs Begin (with Dax McCarty)
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a deep dive into the MLS Playoffs including, Philadelphia Union’s late game winner vs. the NYRB’s, a look ahead at the next round of matches and go over Bob Bradley’s departure from LAFC (11:30). Nashville SC’s Dax McCarty joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss his upcoming game vs. Orlando City, what his thoughts are on the USMNT, and why Nashville has found success so quickly after just coming into the league two years ago (45:33). Then the guys sweep through all the news surrounding Europe’s top five leagues, Ole leaving Manchester United, Dortmund closing the gap vs. Bayern, an overview of the upcoming Champions League matches and so much more (58:39). Then we answer your questions about national team coaches, FIFA’s new intercontinental playoff format changes, and why Alexi was right about Walker Zimmerman in #AskAlexi (1:25:50). Finally, Alexi shares a story about going to his first concert in his One for the Road, but Mosse may give him a run for his money when you hear what his first concert was (1:37:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
The 2022 World Cup is one year away: What can fans expect in Qatar? (with Cobi Jones, Chris Wondolowski, and Stu Holden)
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The 1 year countdown to the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ begins! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse cover all you need to know about Qatar in their 200th special edition episode of the State of the Union Podcast. Follow the guys on this star studded episode full of American soccer legends Cobi Jones, Chris Wondolowski, and Stu Holden. The guys cover what fans can expect in Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and how it will be different than any previous tournament (2:20). Cobi Jones and the guys take a look back at the USA’s historic “Dos a Cero” win vs. Mexico at the 2002 World Cup, answer if Mexico can make it past the Round or 16 (if they qualify) and make predictions about other World Cup curses (12:10). Chris Wondolowski discusses his recent retirement from the San Jose Earthquakes, what his new role at the club will be going forward, and why he’s so excited about young USMNT striker Ricardo Pepi (26:30). Stu, Alexi, and Mosse put it all on the line and make their picks for who will win it all in Qatar in their predictions segment (37:20). Then Stu and the guys look at the recent USMNT results in qualifying, Canada’s big win over Mexico, and answer if Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the World Cup (50:00) . Finally Alexi caps the show with a big thank you to the fans of the State of the Union podcast who have tuned in each every week since the show started (1:16:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2021
USMNT defeats Mexico again: Berhalter’s Dos a Cero masterpiece
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a break down of the USMNT’s 2-0 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifier match, and the impact of Gregg Berhalter’s coaching decisions. They also preview USA’s upcoming match with Jamaica and look at the qualifying standings in CONCACAF. Then the guys take a spin around the world to discuss CONMEBOL and UEFA qualifying, including Ronaldo’s chances of missing the World Cup (37:25). In #AskAlexi, fans call in to ask how Bruce Arena would do in one of Europe’s Top Five Leagues, whether the foul on Aaronson in the USMNT/Mexico game emphasizes the need for VAR in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and how to pronounce Pulisic (1:00:10). Finally, Alexi closes out the show with his One for the Road about the USA vs. Mexico rivalry (1:20:37). Call ‪(657) 549-2297 and leave a message to have your #AskAlexi question featured on a future episode! Listen & subscribe to more FOX Sports podcasts: http://sprtspod.fox/applepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
USA vs. Mexico: Who will be the king of CONCACAF?
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Alexi and Mosse start the show with a recap of MLS Decision Day (8:40), covering each of the teams that made or missed the playoffs, including losses by LAFC and the Galaxy. They preview the USMNT's upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Mexico (39:20), discussing Pulisic's return from injury and Berhalter's roster choices. They then take a trip around the world to cover Manchester United vs. Manchester City, Atletico Madrid's defensive struggles, Lewandowski becoming the top scorer in Champions League, and much more (58:49). In #AskAlexi (1:19:58), Alexi & Mosse debate whether Norwich could come to the MLS and dominate, why people hate coaches, and Alexi's hockey career. In One for the Road, Alexi says goodbye to retiring USMNT and MLS legend Chris Wondolowski (1:31:17). Call ‪(657) 549-2297 and leave a message to have your #AskAlexi question featured on a future episode! Listen & subscribe to more FOX Sports podcasts: http://sprtspod.fox/applepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
MLS MVP voting: What should the criteria be?
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Alexi & Mosse kick off the show discussing Alexi’s criteria for MLS MVP voting, and their ideas for who will win the award (9:25). They also break down the final days of the MLS regular season, previewing Decision Day and the upcoming playoffs. Plus, Asprilla’s insane bicycle kick goal in Portland’s win over San Jose and other great goals of the week (28:50). In European news, they discuss Tottenham sacking Nuno Espirito Santo, Juventus’ struggles, Weston MKennie’s two goals, and much more (40:20). In #AskAlexi, listeners call in to ask about supporting a new country’s national team and a hypothetical about the USMNT in the 2022 World Cup (1:06:21). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a One for the Road about the hiring and firing of coaches (1:26:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Manchester United’s historic loss vs. Liverpool: Is Ole finally out?
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Alexi Lalas and David Mosse start the show with a look at New England Revolution’s recent Supporters’ Shield win and answer if the team can translate their regular season success into an MLS Cup (6:00). We then breakdown the insane body slam in the Seattle vs. SKC game and look at the rest of the MLS table as spots shuffle near the impending playoff deadline (20:00). Later, we look at the disastrous Manchester United Liverpool game and answer if Ole can keep his job as head coach. Alexi and Mosse then cover all of the biggest news stories from Europe’s top 5 leagues and UEFA Champions League (36:05). The guys answered questions about what kind of outfits are appropriate for a soccer coach, if Alexi would ever coach the USMNT, and what the guys learned from traveling abroad in #AskAlexi (1:05:22). Finally, Alexi ends the show with an ode to Carli Lloyd ahead of her last match with the USWNT (1:27:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Carli Lloyd’s last USWNT game: An American legend retires (interview)
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Carli Lloyd joins the show to discuss her last game with the USWNT and her retirement. She also reflects on her decorated career in the U.S. Women’s National team and explains what it took to become such a legendary player. Alexi asks Carli about her time at their alma mater, Rutgers University, and look at what makes New Jersey such a great state. We then look ahead to the NWSL playoffs as Carli’s team Gotham FC makes a run for the NWSL Championship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Newcastle takeover: What’s the moral cost of buying success?
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David Mosse returns to this Squid Game themed episode of the State of the Union podcast where we dive into the complicated situation surrounding the Newcastle United takeover and look at what the new influx of money means for the club and fans (8:40). Then we discuss the rest of the Premier League table and cover all of the biggest news stories in Europe’s top 5 leagues (27:15). Later, we wrap up the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifying games and evaluate how well Berhalter lead the United States in this last window (56:10). We answered questions about what’s the hardest position to play in soccer, if Pep Guardiola should coach the USMNT, and which MLS player could win Squid Games in #AskAlexi (1:03:13). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a look at the divide between USMNT players in Europe and in MLS (1:29:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
USMNT loses to Panama. Lack of depth or bad rotations? (with Stu Holden)
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Stu Holden joins the show to discuss the USMNT’s loss to Panama in World Cup Qualifying and answers whether this loss was a result of of Berhalter’s rotations or if the players were to blame (2:00). The guys then recap the UEFA Nations League final, Newcastle United’s new owners, why Neymar’s last World Cup could be in 2022, and look at Pulisic’s visit to see the Jets play in London (37:22). Alexi and Stu answer fan questions about the new World Cup cycle, make their picks for who will win the Ballon d'Or, and look at Stu’s struggle with missing socks (57:25). Finally, Stu shares what it’s like to travel with soccer expert and foodie John Strong (1:15:40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
USMNT Qualifying: No Pulisic, No Reyna, but Ricardo Pepi is back
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Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast by looking at why Landon Donovan got a statue for LA Galaxy before the legendary Cobi Jones (07:20). Then the guys recap all of the MLS news from this past week including an El traffic recap (18:30). Later, we turn to World Cup Qualifying and answer how the USMNT can adjust without Pulisic, Reyna, or Brooks (26:25). The guys then recap all of the Champions League action and follow the different storylines from Europe’s top leagues (45:30). Alexi answers fan questions about who was snubbed on the latest USMNT roster, Ted Lasso’s new deal with the Premier League, and why MLS next kids can’t play school ball in #AskAlexi (1:01:50). Finally, Alexi ends the show with details on all the moving parts surrounding the potential change to have the World Cup every two years (1:16:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
The NWSL is worth saving (with Jen Cooper)
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Alexi Lalas sits down with women’s soccer reporter Jen Cooper to discuss the systemic issues within NWSL. The two look at the current state of the the league after misconduct allegations have come to light in the past week. They then look at why the league is worth saving despite it’s many flaws, how the league can better protect their players and what the future of an improved NWSL could look like in this special edition of the State of the Union podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
MLS is a pipeline to Europe, but is that what fans want?
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Alexi and Mosse start off the podcast with a look at how some MLS teams are becoming talent pipelines to European clubs and why selling youth players make those teams less competitive (8:00). Then the guys recap all of the MLS news from this past week, including the new revamped Leagues Cup tournament featuring all of the Liga MX teams (24:00. Then we look at all the different storylines in the Premier League, the rest of Europe’s top leagues, and look ahead to the next round of Champion’s League games (1:07:00). Alexi answers fan questions about the USWNT, famous World Cup missed goals, and gives travel tips to a fan in #AskAlexi (1:30:20). Finally, Alexi ends the show by trying out chicken wings and giving his honest opinion on them (1:46:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Why is the USMNT struggling to win on the road?
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
A World Cup Every Two Years? What could go wrong?
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
USMNT World Cup Qualifying Begins
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
MLS vs. Liga MX: Who wins the MLS All-Star Game?
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Is NYCFC the Best Team in MLS? Carli Lloyd Retires, Harry Kane’s Manchester City situation, Christian Pulisic/Chelsea, David Ochoa commits to Mexico
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Messi Leaves Barcelona, USWNT/Olympics, USMNT win the Gold Cup final vs. Mexico, Josh Sargent to Norwich
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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). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
USMNT Are Gold Cup Champs
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Alexi celebrates and gives a brief statement after USMNT beat Mexico for the Gold Cup title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Is this USMNT’s “B” team? Doug McIntyre joins to discuss Mexico & the Gold Cup, Gabriel Heinze’s mess in Atlanta, and USWNT bouncing back in the Olympics
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Alexi and Mosse open the show, and with the USMNT’s win against Jamaica to put them in the Gold Cup semifinals, they debate what is more impressive: the win against Mexico in Nations league or making it to Gold Cup final with this “B” team (8:09) They talk Matt Turner vs. Zack Steffen in goal, Mexico being the overwhelming favorite, and Mosse riding the Qatar wave. The guys then talk MLS and detail Gabriel Heinze’s rough stint with Atlanta, how bad Inter Miami CF and Phil Neville are, and NYCFC’s stadium troubles. They discuss Olympic soccer and talk USWNT’s bounce back after a 3-0 loss to Sweden, recap men’s soccer, including Richarlison’s performances. (36:20). In #AskAlexi, fans ask about international parity, playing World Cup vs. Olympics, and the supposed feud between Mexico and CONCACAF. (51:06). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on his recent Tweet about the overuse of soccer jargon when discussing tactics (1:15:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
So far, so good for USMNT at Gold Cup, Busio and Tessmann to Italy? Messi signs with Barca & PSG makes key signings, including Sergio Ramos
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the USMNT’s run of three wins in the Gold Cup, break down roster decisions, talk teams like El Salvador and Qatar impressing, and Mexico still being favorites but looking beatable. The guys then talk MLS, Heinze out at Atlanta after 17 games, Jozy Altidore rejoins Toronto and scores, and LAFC gets a W. (30:02). They discuss Leo Messi’s decision to stay with Barcelona, Barca’s financial troubles, and recent transfers, including Sergio Ramos to PSG and Jordan Sancho to Manchester United (49:20). In #AskAlexi, fans ask about PK follow-up rules, life in the corporate world as an athlete, and one fan still thinks broadcasts are using fake noise crowd. (1:05:13). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” on the rise of MLS team valuations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Messi casts his demons, USMNT’s tough Gold Cup win, Southgate’s decisions, Italy’s run, and a tribute to Paul Mariner
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the Copa America Final, Messi finally winning his major international trophy, Mosse’s issue with Brazil’s lineup, strategy, and use of Neymar (4:30). The guys then talk about the Euro 2020 finals, Italy deserving the title, questioning Southgate’s use of England’s talent and Mancini’s incredible unbeaten run (28:20). They discuss USMNT’s tough Gold Cup win against Haiti, Chucky Lozano’s injury, and preview USA’s next matchup vs. Martinique (41:52). In #AskAlexi, fans ask about speaking multiple languages, thoughts on a fundraiser US Soccer co-ed game, and watching USMNT’s game with the family (52:23). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” a tribute to former England striker Paul Mariner (1:11:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
USMNT/Gold Cup, Messi’s final shot? Copa America final prediction, Italy off to final, Chris Armas fired, and Mosse shows up hungover
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a preview of the Copa America final and talk about how good Messi has looked with Argentina, his last chance to win an international trophy, and how Neymar and Brazil stack up against Argentina. (08:02). The guys then talk about the EURO 2020 semifinals match between Spain and Italy; La Roja dazzled but could not score. Italy reverts to the traditional style for the victory, and is it coming home for England? (29:22). They discuss MLS such as Toronto FC firing Chris Armas, Seattle’s unbeaten run, Galaxy losing game, and Chicharito, and looked at USMNT’s/Mexico’s rosters for the upcoming Gold Cup (40:45). In #AskAlexi, fans ask why American media heavily advertise Neymar and Messi over Brazil and Argentina, the latest ruling in favor of college athletes, and one fan suggests it’s time to dump penalty kicks to decide tournament games (1:05:14). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” a shoutout to Angel City FC (1:19:54). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Chicharito stars again, Biggest MLS rivalry, Mbappe the villain, and Brazil on top of the food chain in Copa America
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with an MLS recap (4:27) to talk Chicharito’s scoring form, the biggest rivalry in the MLS, Bruce Arena, Thiago’s stunning winner, the exciting Austin-Columbus game, Diego Chara allegedly receiving racial abuse and LAFC’s struggles. The guys then talk about Spain’s impressive play, Switzerland stunning France, Mbappe the villain, Pragmatic Portugal out against Belgium, Frank De Boer out as Netherlands coach, Italy dodging a bullet, Denmark trouncing Wales, England’s massive win against Germany, and quarterfinal preview (27:10). They discuss the Copa America group stage, which is more dependent on their star, Brazil (Neymar) or Argentina (Messi), quarterfinal predictions, and Brazil’s transition to pragmatism.. (40:55). In #AskAlexi, fans ask about club vs. international soccer, New England Revolution’s chances, and the documentary “LFG.” (1:10:30). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on rebranding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
McConaughey hypes Austin FC fans, Saying bye to Crew Stadium, Brazil’s Copa America to lose, and Italy’s brilliant run at EURO 2020
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with an MLS recap to talk Austin FC’s draw in its stadium opener with hype-man Matthew McConaughey, the final game at Crew Stadium, Jakob Glesnes banger, and LAFC’s struggles. (07:08). The guys then talk Copa America, Brazil’s tournament to lose, Argentina-Brazil gap bigger than thought, Alexi’s favorite player, Englishmen/Chilean Ben Brereton’s, and Chile, Uruguay playing with veteran players through the World Cup (27:15). They discuss EURO 2020, including Italy’s impressive run, and why Mosse doesn’t think England appreciates Jadon Sancho. (43:03). In #AskAlexi, fans ask for the USMNT and USWNT player Alexi would pick, Dallas FC academy not translating to success on the field, and if the guys think USMNT will be serious World Cup contenders by 2038. (51:10). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” which nods to operating lower-division soccer teams such as the Rochester Rhinos and the newly founded Flower City Union. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Christian Eriksen’s scary moment, Spain’s possession game, Messi-Neymar shine in Copa America, Carly Lloyd, and USWNT’s road to the Olympics
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the scary moment in EURO 2020 that saw Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffer a cardiac arrest on the field, Patrick Schrick’s amazing goal, and break down performances from Belgium, Italy, England, and Spain (11:03). The guys then talk Copa America, Messi’s and Neymar’s performances, the gap between Brazil and Argentina, Tite, Eduardo Vargas international play over club, and Colombia’s hopes (28:26). They discuss USWNT’s 4-0 win over Jamaica, the road to the Olympics, and if the roster should include Carly Lloyd (39:03). In #AskAlexi, fans ask the guys about their journey in the sports media business, playing soccer for fun, and the best PK taker and stoppers (54:19). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he embraces Jamie Vardy’s newest investment in US Soccer with the Rochester Rhinos (1:13:27). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
USMNT’s grit vs. Mexico, Pulisic & Ethan Horvath, Brazil-Argentina favorites in Copa America, and Ancelotti at Real Madrid
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a recap of USMNT’s win against Mexico to win the CONCACAF Nations League; they talk about USA’s grit, what went wrong with Mexico, VAR controversy, penalties, standout performances from Gio Reyna, Christian Pulisic, Weston Mckennie, and Ethan Horvath (08:40). The guys then preview UEFA Euro Championship and predict the groups, preview Copa America, and the favorites in Brazil and Argentina (34:53). They react to Real Madrid appointing Carlo Ancelotti, what teams Zinadine Zidane, and Antonio Conte could join (1:04:40). In #AskAlexi (1:11:50), where fans ask if Alexi dips his Oreos in milk and MLS’ newly proposed 3rd-tier league. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he addresses the fans behavior at Denver during USA vs. Mexico match (1:20:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
USMNT takes an L, Chelsea’s UCL win/Pep’s failure, Pulisic-Donovan ranking in US Soccer, and wild coaching carousel
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a recap of USMNT’s 2-1 loss against Switzerland, give a preview to their match vs. Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League finals, and give an MLS week 7 recap (11:10). The guys then talk about the Copa America relocation from Argentina to Brazil, UEFA Champions final, pride in Christian Pulisic, Pep Guardiola’s legacy takes hit, and why Alexi doesn’t think N’Golo Kante deserves the Ballon D’Or (26:30). They react to the numerous coaching changes, including Zinedine Zidane, Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte and more. In #AskAlexi, fans ask if Christian Pulisic ranks higher than Landon Donovan with his recent UCL win, and a young player asks if it’s better to play college or sign a pro contract in US or Europe. We have an audio question where fan asks about an upcoming Juventus documentary and what teams Alexi and Mosse would like to see (1:19:17) Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he gives a Memorial Day salute. Get your free LMNT Sample Pack: DrinkLMNT.com/Alexi LMNT replaces essential electrolytes with no sugar, no coloring, no artificial ingredients, or any other junk. As a State of the Union listener, you can claim your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
UEFA Champions League Final, Pep’s Legacy, USMNT Roster in Nations, & MLS convo w/ Simon Borg
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a conversation Senior Soccer Editor at Sporting News and former MLS editor-in-chief Simon Borg on all things MLS, USMNT World Cup predictions, and Christian Pulisic’s potential for stardom in the UCL final (04:35). The guys then preview the UEFA Champions League final, talk about Thomas Tuchel’s incredible run with Chelsea and Pep Guardiola’s legacy (42:52). They react to the Premier League’s last crazy match day for UCL qualifications; Atletico Madrid winning La Liga; Lille topping Paris-Saint Germain in League One, Juventus and AC Milan qualifying for UCL. In #AskAlexi (1:20:28), fans call in and ask about Mosse’s best XI Brazil team, covering soccer for a living, Liga MX in Copa Libertadores, and more. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he answers a fan’s questions clarifying his stands in the Columbus Crew rebrand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
USMNT with author Steven Mandis, Atlanta United’s winner in front of 40k fans, and no La Liga title for Barcelona
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a discussion with author Steven Mandis, who just released the book “What Happened to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team? (4:18). The guys then recap MLS headlines that include the Atlanta United’s win in front of 40k fans, FC Cincinnati loses in its stadium debut thanks to Gonzalo Higuaín, Chicharito keeps scoring, and LAFC struggles (20:08). They react to Barcelona losing out on La Liga title, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid final matches, Serie A recap, Juventus’ Champions League hope, Chelsea’s struggles, Leicester City’s becoming an elite team, and Alisson’s heroic goal for Liverpool (47:20). The guys then look at Germany’s top four-fight, Dortmund’s season, American in UCL, and the League One title race. In #AskAlexi, fans ask about a New England Revolution rebrand and thoughts on Tim Tebow. Plus, our first audio question on Alexi’s perceived negativity on Twitter (1:11:05). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he discusses embracing the “Americanness” in our game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Pulisic impact in Champions League, LA Crown, Columbus rebrand, and making sense of Neymar’s extension with PSG.
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the top MLS headlines that include the El Trafico recap (6:52), who wears the LA crown, LAFC, or Galaxy? Minnesota Loons’ struggles, Columbus rebrand. The guys then recap CONCACAF Champions League and predict the semifinals (38:45). They also react to UEFA Champions League semifinal results, Christian Pulisic’s impact, Zach Steffen, Manchester City’s dominance, PSG falling apart, and the final predictions (47:05). The guys then look at Neymar’s extension with PSG, the “Bayernliga,” League 1, and La Liga title race, Zidane’s upset with VAR, Jose Mourinho to Roma. They Looked at #AskAlexi, where fans ask about the prevalence of English coaches at the US youth level, if Premier League is the best in the world, and if Alexi ever gets tired of people being jerks to him on social media (1:22:50). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” shouts Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin (1:37:19). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Manchester United fans protest over Glazer ownership, Jesse Marsch’s journey to RB Leipzig & 17-year-olds Cade Cowell-Caden Clark shine in MLS
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the top MLS headlines that include the impressive performances so far by 17-yeard old’s Caden Clark and Cade Cowell, Nani’s golazo, Sounders-Galaxy recap, Minnesota Loon’s struggles and preview El Trafico (30:35). The guys then talk CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. (36:50). They also react to Manchester United fan’s protest over Glazer Ownership (47:11), Gio Reyna’s two goals, Julian Nagelsmann named Bayern Munich head coach, American Jesse Marsch’s journey to coach RB Leipzig. The guys then look at Inter Milan clinching the Serie A table, Barcelona’s stumble in La Liga title race, the weekend clash between Real Madrid-Sevilla and Barcelona-Atletico Madrid, League One title races between PSG-Lille, and UEFA Champions League review. In #AskAlexi (1:30:10), fans ask if Christian Pulisic is the greatest American soccer player in history, if USL adopted Pro/Rel, would more fans watch and a reaction to fan that says he wishes he would spat on Alexi instead of asking for a picture years ago. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he responds to a friendly email from retired American Soccer goalkeeper Shep Messing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Is Chicharito back? Super League suspension, Zack Steffen wins trophy & UCL predictions
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with the top MLS headlines that include Chicharito’s hat trick, VAR, Real Salt Lake’s keeper David Ochoa’s antics, 17-year-old Cade Cowell, Higuain brothers scoring, and Austin FC’s first win (10:20). The guys then talk CONCACAF Champions League (37:06). They also react to the suspension of the Super League and what happens next (41:34), UEFA Champions League leg one semifinals, Manchester City winning Carabao Cup, and Zack Steffen’s performance. The guys then break down La Liga and League 1 title races that are heating up. In #AskAlexi (1:08:44), fans asked about American bashing related to the Super League and NYFC stadium issues. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” (1:20:44) where he answers a fan’s question about why he has been in a bad mood lately. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Giving new Super League a chance, Return of MLS, and Jose Mourinho sacked again
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with an extensive discussion on the new Super League (2:18). The guys then talk UEFA Champions league and make semifinal predictions (26:05). They also react to FA Cup Semifinals, Zackl Steffens’s error, Christian Pulisic’s performance, Gio Reyna’s banger, Barcelona’s Copa del Rey, Leo Messi's incredible goal, and Sergino Dest. The guys then break down the first week of the MLS, recap CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16, and predict the quarterfinal results (41:07). In #AskAlexi (1:01:01), fans ask about Jose Mourinho and coaching players through hydration breaks. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he answers a fan’s question about his love for Rock n’ Roll & why he still defends the establishment (1:18:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Interview w/ Phil Neville: Adapting to the MLS, the difference coaching women and men, favorite Cuban food, and more.
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Inter Miami CF head coach Phil Neville chats with Alexi Lalas and talks about adapting to the MLS, his style of play, the difference between coaching Women and Men, generational differences in players, his sales pitch to Inter Miami CF, his thoughts on American soccer media, and his favorite Cuban food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
MLS preview with Maurice Edu and Stu Holden, Celebrating Carli Lloyd, Americans shinning in Europe, and El Clásico recap
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Alexi and Mosse are joined by former USMNT stars Maurice Edu and Stu Holden to preview and predict the upcoming 2021 MLS regular season (08:15). The guys then talk Round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League, recap the USWNT match against Sweden, and preview the upcoming NWSL season (25:44). They look at Europe and recap El Clásico, Top 3 in La Liga (Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona), & Americans shinning Europe such as Christian Pulisic, Daryl Dike, Weston Mckenzie, and Gio Reyna. The guys then talk more VAR controversy in England, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-Jose Mourinho beef, Manchester United beating Tottenham Spurs, and the upcoming 2nd legs of UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. In #AskAlexi, fans ask about the Rochester Rhinos & whether or not Alexi hates the EPL. For the first time, Alexi listens to a fan’s question (1:29:40). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road,” where he wishes a 50th happy birthday to the magazine Soccer America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Interview w/ Chicharito: Taking his game to another level & returning to Mexico's national team
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Alexi Lalas chats with Los Angeles Galaxy star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and talks about adjustments he is making this season, what he likes about new LA Galaxy’s Head Coach Greg Vanney, playing for the Mexican National team, US youth soccer, and what he would do if he were the MLS commissioner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Interview w/ Brian Schmetzer: Seattle’s new formations, Jordan Morris’ injury, Managing during COVID & constructive criticism for the media
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Seattle Sounders Head Coach Brian Schmetzer chats with Alexi and discusses the challenges of managing different personalities during COVID-19, trying new offensive formations, dealing with Jordan Morris’ ACL injury, and offers some constructive criticism for Alexi and the rest of the media world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Neymar’s failure at PSG, La Liga title race, Pulisic’s injury, CONCACAF & UEFA Champions League preview
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with predictions for the CONCACAF Champions League games this week (8:44). The guys then talk about MLS’ new concussion substitution trial (36:10). They look at Europe and talk La Liga title race, the ugly incident in Valencia, Premier League race for top four, PSG’s title race hit, Neymar's lack of success in Paris, and Serie A top-four race (41:25). The guys then talk Bundesliga, Erling Haaland & the Champions League quarterfinals. In #AskAlexi, fans ask about keeping US talent in the MLS, Brazilian Ronaldo, issues with MLS and Don Garber. (1:24:48). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” where he talks and shows off retro kits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
The best things of Portland, success in MLS and life after soccer with Diego Valeri — SPECIAL EDITION
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Alexi Lalas sits down with Portland Timbers legend Diego Valeri and talks about the upcoming season, what drew him to Portland and the MLS, being a legend in the sport, his involvement in women’s soccer and playing the guitar in this State of the Union Special edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Olympic heartbreak once again for USA, Sergino Dest standing out in USMNT wins, Crazy Serbia-Portugal ending with Ronaldo, preview Europe club matches, and more.
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with a discussion on the failure of USMYT to qualify for the Olympics (05: 55). The guys then grade US senior’s team and individual performances, including standout Sergino Dest and Gio Reyna’s body language. They look at the rest of the world (51:00) and break down the European World Cup qualifier matches, including the crazy Serbia vs. Portugal ending. They also touch on the lack of VR in international matches, Zlatan Ibrahimović back with Sweden, Luka Modric becoming the most capped Croatian player, and Robert Lewandowski’s injury. The guys then preview some big club matches for the weekend: Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig, La Lagia top 3, PSG vs. Lille and Arsenal vs. Liverpool. In #AskAlexi (1:03:04), fans asked about Bob Bradley as a person and how Alexi dealt with injuries. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road" (1:15:04) where he answers a fan question if the USA’s Men soccer system is broken or just not good enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Interview with Bob Bradley — SPECIAL EDITION
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Alexi Lalas and Bob Bradley talk LAFC roster for the upcoming MLS season, analyzing talent, the challenges of coaching U-23 USA Olympics, reflections on the current USMNT talent, and Bruce Springsteen’s latest album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
USMNT talk with Stu Holden, Zlatan back with Sweden, Mosse likes Portugal at the World Cup, UCL quarterfinal picks & Alexi’s amazing food experience in Italy
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with guest Stu Holden to discuss U-23 USMNT’s performance in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers (09: 05). The guys then talk about the upcoming friendlies for the senior squad against Jamaica and N. Ireland. Stu gives an insight into his experience being a dual-national, then the guys move to discuss Inter Miami CF’s attempt for success, and David Beckham claims the team can attract the most prominent stars. They look at the rest of the world (42:44) and break down the Champions League draw, UEFA World Cup qualifiers, CONCACAF qualifiers, Top 10 FIFA Men’s World Rankings, and Xabi Alonso coaching at Borussia Monchengladbach. In #AskAlexi (1:09:20), fans ask about Alexi’s trash talk on the field, Men’s and Women’s U-23 rules, and the most “Italian thing” he did while living there. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” (1:19:50) on the rising opportunities for soccer media professionals and gives a special shout and best wishes to Ives Galarcep, who is battling COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
USMNT set Olympic roster, Chris Richard’s goal to win 2026 World Cup for USA, North London Derby, Messi-Ronaldo out of Champions League and their future clubs.
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Alexi and Mosse open the show discussing final USMNT’s U-23 Olympic roster and preview match vs. Costa Rica (8:30). The guys then talk about Chris Richard’s goal to win the 2026 World Cup. Yunus Musah picks to represent USA over England, and Orlando City’s decision to reject a $10 million offer for, Daryl Dike, from a top English team. They look at the rest of the world and chat about the Champions League, North London Derby, Cristiano Ronaldo’s future in Italy and breaking Pele’s record (37:10), COVID impact on the state of rivalries games over the weekend, and PSG players’ families held hostage by thieves during the game. They Looked at #AskAlexi, where fans asked about Alexi’s best teammates he wants in a bar fight, Altidore being the number one striker for USMNT, and Meghan and Harry. (1:05:30). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on star players getting benched (1:15:12) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Battle for USA/Mexico dual-national talent, Josh Sargent impresses at Werder Bremen, Manchester Derby recap, England’s issues with VAR & more
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Alexi and Mosse open the show discussing CONMEBOL suspending March World Cup qualifiers due to COVID-19 restrictions (12:15). The guys then talk about MLS’s responsibility to release players for USMNT, the battle for USA/Mexico dual nationals young talent, and the MLS investigation launched against Inter Miami CF signing of Blaise Matuidi. They look at Europe and chat about the Manchester derby, Madrid Derby, Josh Sargent’s impressive season at Werder Bremen so far (41:53), Bayern Munich vs. Dortmund, and the Champions League preview. They Looked at #AskAlexi, where fans asked about scrapping VAR and salary caps in the MLS. (1:05:02). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on the goal of USA youth soccer beyond the field (1:20:02) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
U.S. Soccer sets 2030 goals, Does Ronaldo fit at Juventus? & more.
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Alexi and Mosse open the show discussing Thierry Henry stepping down as C.F. Montreal head coach (12: 40). The guys then talk new U.S. Soccer V.P., Key dates for USMNT in 2021 (29: 40), and the 2030 goals set for the women’s and men’s team. They look at Europe (40:40) and chat about Cristiano Ronaldo’s lack of Champions League success at Juventus after Antonio Cassano’s comments make headlines. Gareth Bale’s rejuvenation, Manchester United’s fight to stay in the top 4, England’s consistent issue with VAR, and Schalke sacking its entire coaching staff. In #AskAlexi, fans ask for the best player not named Pele to play in the USA, Alexi’s soccer investments in Detroit, and players wearing jewelry on the field. (1:09:09). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on Zlatan Ibrahimović’s recent comments about LeBron James getting involved in politics (1:20:45) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Mbappe vs. Haaland, Moneyball in MLS, + more
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Alexi and Mosse open the show assessing USWNT’s first two games in the She Believes Cup (7:00). The guys then discuss the signing of 15-year-old prodigy Alex Alcala to the Los Angeles Galaxy (19:30) and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC going the “Moneyball” route by hiring Nikos Overheul as Director of Recruitment. They look at Europe and talk about Jose Mourinho’s antics after another loss (36:26), Liverpool’s boat continues to sink, Milan Derby, and tight European title races except for the Premier League. In #AskAlexi (1:04:07), fans ask about deserved respect for USWNT, Bruce Arena or Bob Bradley, and Tomas Tuchel’s tough love. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on teams and players not living up to expectations during a tough 2020 (1:20:45) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
USWNT She Believes Cup Breakdown with guest Aly Wagner + more
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with guest Aly Wagner and discuss her beloved Tottenham Spurs’ struggle and breakdown USWNT in the She Believes Cup (5:56). The guys then discuss the signing of Brazilian veteran Alexandre Pato with Orlando City SC (25:40), FC Dallas’ development machine and partnership with Bayern Munich model, and parity in the Club World Cup. They take a look at Europe and talk about Jurgen Klopp/Liverpool’s struggles that continue (45:08), Mosse’s issues with Jose Mourinho, the Serie A title race, and Barcelona’s resurgence in La Liga. Looked at #AskAlexi where fans asked about MLS owners’ potential spending conflicts, Texas rivalry, and what superpowers to pick (1:09:30). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” with his greatest soccer player of all time (1:21:23) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
The Greatest U.S. Soccer Player in History & more
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with thoughts on the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, the MLS CBA deal, and CONCACAF Champions League changes (11:23). Then, the guys discuss the Man City vs. Liverpool game, go over Jurgen Klopp’s issues, breakdown Phil Foden’s great play, talk Man United’s tough draw against Everton, react to Zlatan’s continued success, and look at Tigres’ impressive run in the Club World Cup (46:39). Later, Alexi discusses his favorite U.S. national team players, MLS players on the national team and the TV show Arliss in #AskAlexi (01:16:14). Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” on who the greatest soccer player of all time is to him (01:28:20) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
The New CONCACAF Champions League Format | Interview with CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani
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Alexi Lalas and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani discuss the revamped CONCACAF Champions League which, starting in 2023, will include a regionalized group stage in the fall before knockout stage in the spring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago breakdown with guest Stu Holden, Leo Messi’s contract drama + more
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Alexi Lalas, David Mosse and Stu Holden react to USMTN’s dominant performance vs. Trinidad & Tobago and discuss a potential lockout in the MLS (04:50). Then, the guys break down Leo Messi’s contract leak, the La Liga standings, the Premier League title race, the Copa Libertadores final and touch on Alan Ruschel, Chapecoense survivor who captained Brazil B title winner in our world roundup (46:50). The transfer window, MLS players and penalty kicks are looked at in #AskAlexi (01:04:48). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about what it means to represent the U.S. National Team (01:23:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
USMNT roster breakdown vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Weston McKennie loved at Juventus, & Frank Lampard feeling Chelsea blues
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with reactions to the MLS Draft (08:42). Then, the guys discuss USMNT’s roster vs. Trinidad and Tobago (21:20), Catarina Macario makes her presence known with USWNT, Frank Lampard fired at Chelsea, his potential replacement, and Luis Suarez leading Atletico Madrid to the top of the table in La Liga. The guys talk Liverpool struggles after FA Cup loss to Manchester United, and FIFA’s stern warning that European Super League players could be barred from the World Cup. Looked at in #AskAlexi (1:15:20). Finally, Alexi caps the show with some comments on music (1:33:45) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Jordan Morris to England, Messi Sees Red, No More Impact in Montreal, USWNT Doesn’t Miss a Beat, & An Homage to Wayne Rooney
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with news of Jordan Morris loan to Swansea City (10:42). Then, they discuss Phil Neville’s hire at Inter Miami CF (18:15), Montreal’s new name & logo, USWNT’s game against Colombia, and Messi’s first-career red card. In #AskAlexi (1:08:05), they address Wayne Rooney’s legacy, discuss Premier League and Serie A front runners, and preview the Copa Libertadores final. Finally, Alexi caps the show with One for the Road (1:23:24) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Matthew Hoppe’s hat trick, Phil Neville to INTER MIAMI, MLS Negotiations, Erling Haaland’s Bundesliga dominance and Christian Pulisic at Chelse
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with Phil Neville’s potential hire at David Beckham’s INTER MIAMI, the most recent MLS Labor negotiations, and discuss Grant Wahl’s Freddy Adu podcast (6:26). Then, the guys shift focus to Europe (40:06), with Matthew Hoppe’s record hat-trick in Germany, Erling Haaland’s Bundesliga dominance, and update you on the most recent Copa Libertadores action. The guys also address Alexi’s comment on Pulisic being too good for this Chelsea team in #AskAlexi (1:04:04). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a fond farewell (1:23:32) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Messi to MLS, David Beckham’s ownership, American Players off to Europe, Pulisic’s performance, is Pele the GOAT?
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with all things Messi’s desire to play in the MLS (07:05), including a possible link up with David Beckham at Miami FC. Then, the guys discuss American players moving to Europe (23:00), grade Christian Pulisic’s performance and Zach Steffen’s Man City first Premier League start vs. Chelsea, then debate if Pele gets his due as the greatest. The guys also touch on Mauricio Pochettino’s hire at PSG in #AskAlexi (1:01:05). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a fond farewell (1:29:36) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Zlatan Ibrahimović's Best Goal in MLS History, Manchester United Title Chances, EURO Super League, FIFA FIFPRO Men’s best 11 and CONCACAF Champions League
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with all things CONCACAF Champions thriller between LAFC and America (6:20), including the final. Then, the guys shift focus to Europe (25:30), and discuss whether Manchester United is a contender or pretender, Jose Mourinho antics and struggles at Spurs, Arsenal’s skid, and debate if the proposed EURO Super League is a good idea. The guys also touch on the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s Best 11 among other awards. Looked at in #AskAlexi (1:00:18). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a fond farewell (1:15:34) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Columbus Crew MLS Champs, UCL Round of 16 Draw Matchups, Arsenal skid, Messi on cusp of Pele record, Ronaldo/Zlatan leading scorers in Serie A
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with all things MLS Cup (5:20), including reaction to Columbus Crew being crowned champs, Then, the guys shift focus to Europe (30:10), with the Champions League Round of 16 Draw, Hot title races, Ronaldo and Zlatan leading Serie A in scoring, Lionel Messi on the cusp of Pele’s record. The guys also touch on the FIFA’s Best Men’s Players candidates. Looked at in #AskAlexi (1:03:01). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a fond farewell (1:22:20) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
MLS Cup, Spurs, Pogba/United drama, Pulisic/McKennie/Reyna, Messi to PSG?
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with all things MLS Cup (6:50), including the Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew’s roads to the Final. Then, the guys shift focus to Europe (37:10), with the Mourinho effect, a banner day for Americans overseas, the Paul Pogba/Man United drama, Lionel Messi rumors and more discussed. Also, the USMNT vs. El Salvador, running a pro team and the top No. 9s of all time are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:04:08). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a fond farewell (1:20:22) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Maradona tribute, MLS playoffs, Cavani/Man U, Champions League, USWNT
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Alexi and Mosse open the show with their memories of the late Diego Maradona (1:44). After that, they dive in on the latest from the MLS Playoffs (24:15). Then, the guys shift focus to Europe (44:34), with Klopp’s anger, Cavani’s impact with United, the FIFA Best short list and more discussed. Also, the USWNT and USMNT, Luis Suarez and streaming recommendations are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:19:54). Finally, Alexi caps the show with Sarah Fuller’s whirlwind week (1:35:36) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Playoff drama, EPL, Messi’s future, Zlatan vs. Haaland, FIFA rankings
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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 the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
USMNT in action, 2022 vs. 2026 World Cup, MLS playoffs, European roundup
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
MLS Playoffs, UCL groups, Klassiker, USMNT’s friendlies, biggest floppers
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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 (1:15:12) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
MLS Decision Day, Galaxy’s next coach, Man U, Barcelona, UCL, USMNT vs. El Tri
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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 the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
USMNT in UCL, El Clasico, El Trafico, Zlatan/Messi/Ronaldo, Angel City FC
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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 your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
EPL latest, derby dramas, Supporters’ Shield, UCL, World Cup 2023?
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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 Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Nations League, World Cup qualifying, El Tri/USMNT, MLS, EPL’s future
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Dest/Richards/Reyna, EPL upsets, sell Chicharito?, transfers, UCL draw
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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 with a story about his new favorite adult beverage (1:19:50) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Americans in Europe, EPL, Luis Suarez, Dest, VAR, Gold Cup draw
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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 Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
McKennie at Juve, Gio Reyna, Liverpool/Chelsea, Bale’s return, Pulisic
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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 the State of the Union Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
EPL openers, Chicharito, Higuain/Miami, Neymar scuffle, de la Fuente, NSWL
5263
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 edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Messi vs. Barca, EPL's return/Top 4, LA Galaxy, Pity Martinez, USMNT
5125
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 (53:22). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a story about his encounter with Courtney Love in the ’90s (1:14:20) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Messi saga, LAFC/ATL United, McKennie to Juve, USMNT’s talent pool
5372
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 thoughts about the current generation of soccer player (1:18:26) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Bayern beat PSG, Neymar, Davies, USMNT qualifying, El Trafico, USWNT exodus
4941
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 begin around the U.S. (1:11:18) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Neymar/PSG, Tyler Adams, Bayern crush Barca, City/Lyon, McKennie to EPL?
5158
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 remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
MLS updates, Champions League, salary caps, Jadon Sancho, Chicharito
5869
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
MLS tourney, Pulisic injury, Jimenez’s future, Champions League returns
5335
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
LAFC, NWSL, World Cup qualifying, Pulisic, EPL season, Mbappe injury
5602
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
El Tráfico, EPL top 4, Real vs. Barca, Leeds, Ballon d’Or, James to MLS?
4973
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
MLS, Chicharito, Man City's escape, Sargent, Mbappe vs. Haaland
4234
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
MLS is Back, Mou vs. VAR, Man U hype, Americans in EPL, Sane to Bayern
4504
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Liverpool/Klopp, Pulisic at Chelsea, Barca woes, NWSL, Balotelli to MLS?
4901
Alexi and Mosse unpack Liverpool finally clinching the Premier League title (5:03) and also take stock of Christian Pulisic showing out with Chelsea (13:17). Then, the guys look at uncertainty with Messi's Barcelona (26:57) and celebrate the NWSL's return along with news of the 2023 Women's World Cup hosts being announced (38:59). Also, Robert Lewandowski's Ballon d'Or campaign, Balotelli-to-MLS rumors and Concacaf World Cup qualifying plans are looked at in #AskAlexi (47:15). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a farewell to the Bundesliga on FOX (1:14:06) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
EPL, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, NWSL, Chucky Lozano drama
5014
Alexi and Mosse dive right in on the return of the Premier League (6:01) and how it measures up against other league returns to open the show. Then, the guys also look at an impressive performance from Christian Pulisic (20:47), Gio Reyna rising star in Germany (37:46) and updates from the Champions League (53:40) and NWSL (57:33). Also, Chucky Lozano drama at Napoli, an All-American MLS team and Alexi's job history are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:02:21). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a nod to all the dads out there for Father's Day (1:15:28) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
MLS tourney, EPL's return, Haaland, La Liga, Werner/Pulisic
3884
Alexi and Mosse start the show with a quick chat about local cuisine before diving in on the "MLS is Back" tournament details (5:29). Then, the guys look across the Atlantic to La Liga action (18:17), Erling Haaland's rise (22:59) and the EPL's imminent return (33:43). Also, Alexi's MLS vs. EPL stance, Timo Werner's impact on Christian Pulisic and hipster soccer teams are looked at in #AskAlexi (40:42). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look back at Canada, Mexico and the U.S. winning the 2026 World Cup bid (56:44) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Messi/La Liga’s return, salary caps, MLS in EPL, top athletes in soccer
4557
Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with their latest binge-worthy entertainment options. Then, the guys set the stage for La Liga's return (6:56), Antoine Griezmann's MLS flirtation (16:06) and how other leagues are preparing to return (18:33). Also, a salary cap in Europe, MLS vs. EPL and top American athletes playing soccer are looked at in #AskAlexi (40:28). Finally, Alexi caps the show with a look at changing attitudes for soccer in the U.S. (1:05:05) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
MLS plan, EPL/La Liga/Serie A, 'arrogant' USMNT, Salah vs. Mane
4291
Alexi and Mosse open the show with a brief discussion of their most recent entertainment options. Then, the guys take stock of Major League Soccer's return-to-play plan (12:13) and some of Europe's top-flight leagues, such as the Premier League and La Liga, targeting their respective returns (25:02). Also, the Salah vs. Mane debate, the 2017 USMNT's "arrogance" and Alexi's jersey-swapping stories are looked at in #AskAlexi (46:55). Finally, on the eve of a big birthday, Alexi takes a moment to reflect (1:02:59) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Bundesliga/EPL/La Liga/MLS, Man Utd, M.J. of soccer, 'The Last Dance'
4529
Alexi and Mosse start the show with a quick chat about their latest entertainment choices. Then, improvements to the Bundesliga TV product (5:21), what the results mean to the title race (11:23) and news of other leagues making strides to return to action are discussed (20:52). Also, Manchester United's current stock, club vs. country and the Michael Jordan of soccer are looked at in #AskAlexi (38:10). Finally, Alexi reveals his opinions on "The Last Dance" documentary after binging the series (55:40) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Soccer’s return, Dortmund/Schalke, Reyna, Davies, Jordan’s ‘Dream Team’
3890
Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a quick chat about '80s rock 'n' roll. Then, the Bundesliga's return to action is discussed (6:13), along with which teams looked most prepared coming out of the hiatus (17:20) and how the Americans in the league performed (30:05). Also, Alphonso Davies' meteoric rise, pros/cons of buying a club and news surrounding Major League Soccer's status are looked at in #AskAlexi (37:55). Finally, Alexi gives a peek behind the curtain at his time at the '92 Olympics and his brush with the Michael Jordan-led "Dream Team" (52:31) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Bundesliga, USMNT, Donovan vs. Klinsmann, soccer Mecca in U.S.
4083
Alexi and Mosse chat about how they've been keeping busy during quarantine, including watching a "Galaxy Quest" documentary, to kick off the show. Then, the big news of the Bundesliga's return is discussed (7:34), along with what it means for the American contingent in Germany (29:11). Also, the falling-out between Landon Donovan and Jurgen Klinsmann, a soccer "Mecca" in the United States and Alexi's favorite Zoom meetings are looked in #AskAlexi (37:55). Finally, the guys show their appreciation for the women in their lives in a Mother's Day tribute (59:28) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2020
USWNT/USSF, Bale to MLS?, Newcastle United, Ligue 1 status
4102
Alexi and Mosse break down the latest development in the USWNT's equal pay lawsuit to kick off the show (5:22). Then, Gareth Bale's link to an MLS move, Newcastle United's new ownership and specialization in sports are looked in #AskAlexi (23:22). Finally, ongoing discussions and major decisions in Europe amid the pandemic close out the show (42:59) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Europe updates, all-time coed U.S. national teams, World Cup anthems
4213
Alexi and Mosse break down the ramifications of the Eredivisie declaring the current season void to kick off the show (7:53). Then, a Donovan/Dempsey/McBride debate, Arsene Wenger's legacy and the best World Cup anthems are looked in #AskAlexi (22:25). Finally, following last week's global draft segment, the guys revisit the idea and draft their best all-time coed U.S. national teams (37:25) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
USSF Development Academy, pro/rel, Weah/Drogba/Eto'o, global draft
4148
Alexi and Mosse break down U.S. Soccer's decision to shutter the Development Academy to kick off the show (4:47). Then, a pause on promotion/relegation in Liga MX, Africa's all-time best players and reverence for Pele and Ayrton Senna are looked in #AskAlexi (26:22). Finally, in the spirit of the NFL Draft, the guys pick their best starting XIs in a global draft (40:41) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Bundesliga latest, USMNT/Brazil, esports, Zidane vs. Platini, all-time favorites
4024
Alexi and Mosse look at the Bundesliga taking steps to return to action at the start of the show (4:22). Then, defining matches for the USMNT and Brazil, players that remind Alexi of himself and the influence of esports are looked in #AskAlexi (24:48). Finally, the guys list their favorite players from some soccer-crazed nations (44:29) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Brazilian Ronaldo, USMNT upsets, trash talk, best stadiums
3714
Alexi and Mosse look at the impact of injuries on careers, like Ronaldo Nazario's, to start off the show (10:11). Then, famous USMNT upsets, the Olympics and the best trash-talkers are looked in #AskAlexi (30:57). Finally, the guys list the best stadiums they've been to and which places are on their bucket lists (46:54) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Olympics postponed, Blanco vs. Vela, best USMNT, influential players
3669
Alexi and Mosse chat changes for U.S. Soccer, both off and on the field with a new CEO at the helm and the rescheduling of the Olympics (5:40). Then, Cuauhtemoc Blanco vs. Carlos Vela, the 2002 USMNT vs. 2020 USMNT and new soccer rules are looked at as #AskAlexi makes its return (24:04). Finally, the guys list the players that have had the biggest impact on them (46:01) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Soccer calendar, Messi/Brady parallel, 'The Beckham Effect,' sports movies
3664
Alexi and Mosse take stock of the major changes to the soccer calendar as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (2:53). Also, the guys draw a parallel between Tom Brady and Lionel Messi (18:48) following the QB’s decision to leave New England. Finally, soccer films and documentaries like “The Beckham Effect” and “The Two Escobars” are discussed (34:14) in another remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Cordeiro steps down, USWNT, coronavirus impact
2939
Alexi and Mosse react to Carlos Cordeiro's decision to step down at U.S. Soccer in the State of the Union (6:40). Then, the guys look at how the coronavirus has impacted the world of soccer (25:04) in a special, remote edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Beckham's Inter Miami, Messi, UCL, coronavirus impact, Gio Reyna
4059
Alexi and Mosse give their early assessment on David Beckham's Inter Miami in the State of the Union (3:24). Also, a soap opera-esque love triangle in Argentina is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (17:45). Then, the best soccer cities in the U.S., Liverpool's dip and Alexi's diet are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:42). Finally, the impact of the coronavirus, Champions League and Gio Reyna's USMNT pledge headline The Back Three (43:24). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
MLS expansion teams, UCL, Nagbe, Liverpool loss, El Clasico fallout
4383
Alexi and Mosse set expectations for MLS teams in the State of the Union (4:34). Also, the allure of Champions League bragging rights is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:49). Then, LAFC's epic CCL rally, Darlington Nagbe's USMNT future and an iconic Alexi celebration are looked at in Ask Alexi (36:58). Finally, Liverpool's EPL loss, a wild ending to Bayern/Hoffenheim and El Clasico fallout headline The Back Three (45:02). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
MLS' 25th season, PSG/Liverpool, Jermaine Jones, VAR in England, UCL
4708
Alexi and Mosse celebrate 25 years of Major League Soccer in the State of the Union (5:07). Also, PSG and Liverpool's dominance of their respective leagues is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (22:27). Then, Jermaine Jones, MLS in CCL and the importance of team chemistry are looked at in Ask Alexi (37:28). Finally, the latest VAR debacle in England, the Bundesliga title race and this week's UCL knockout matches headline The Back Three (49:56). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
USMNT/USWNT, Man City's ban, Pizarro to Inter Miami, UCL knockouts
4576
Alexi and Mosse dive in on the USMNT and USWNT's negotiating power in the State of the Union (5:57). Also, Manchester City's European ban is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:49). Then, Rodolfo Pizarro to Inter Miami, Jurgen Klinsmann drama and Alexi's alternate careers are looked at in Ask Alexi (34:20). Finally, this week's UCL knockout matches, the CONCACAF Champions League and Chelsea agreeing to buy Hakim Ziyech headline The Back Three (49:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Timmy Chandler's USMNT fate, soccer Oscars, Messi in EPL, Europe title races
4608
Alexi and Mosse take stock of Timmy Chandler's recent form and how it relates to the USMNT in the State of the Union (4:27). Also, picturing Lionel Messi in the Premier League is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (16:24). Then, an Oscars-themed special takes center stage in lieu of Ask Alexi (25:29). Finally, Jay Berhalter leaving U.S. Soccer, Bundesliga excitement and the Serie A title race headline The Back Three (46:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
USMNT leaders, Mbappe's future, CCL, Liverpool vs. 'Invincibles,' Bundesliga race
3344
Alexi and Mosse dive in on the USMNT and the presence of leaders in the State of the Union (6:53). Also, PSG's unique environment and Kylian Mbappe's future are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:40). Then, the CONCACAF Champions League, Liverpool vs. Arsenal's "Invincibles" and Alexi's usual breakfasts are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:30). Finally, Antonee Robinson's failed AC Milan transfer, the Bundesliga title race and Ansu Fati at Barcelona headline The Back Three (37:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Chicharito's 'retirement' comments, FA Cup, Coutinho, Real/Barca, deadline day
3903
Alexi and Mosse discuss Chicharito's comments about MLS "retirement" in the State of the Union (4:05). Also, the future of domestic cups is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (20:29). Then, Inter Miami's star power (or lack thereof), Coutinho's future and Alexi catching up on "The Mandalorian" are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:22). Finally, Real Madrid/Barcelona, the Bundesliga title race and transfer deadline day headline The Back Three (41:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Chicharito/Galaxy, Erling Haaland, MLS CBA, Gio Reyna, Cavani, new-look Barcelona
4823
Alexi and Mosse unpack the Chicharito-to-Galaxy news in the State of the Union (6:26). Also, Erling Haaland's stellar Dortmund debut is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (23:46). Then, college soccer coaches, the MLS CBA and Mosse's favorite Michigan Wolverines are looked at in Ask Alexi (34:37). Finally, Gio Reyna, winter transfer rumors and Barcelona under Setien headline The Back Three (45:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
Brian McBride, Valverde/Barca, Olympic qualifying, Pulisic's latest injury, Chicharito
5023
Alexi and Mosse delve into the USMNT installing Brian McBride at general manager in the State of the Union (4:46). Also, the Ernesto Valverde/Barcelona saga is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:25). Then, the MLS SuperDraft, Olympic qualifying and favorite Disney movies are looked at in Ask Alexi (35:32). Finally, Christian Pulisic's injury, major EPL storylines and Chicharito-to-Galaxy rumors headline The Back Three (52:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
EPL's festive period, USMNT in 2020, super-agents, Ronaldo, Liga MX
4820
Alexi and Mosse reflect on an exciting Premier League festive period in the State of the Union (6:02). Also, Mino Raiola and the role of super-agents is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:30). Then, the USMNT in 2020, Ancelotti at Everton and underrated TV shows are looked at in Ask Alexi (39:04). Finally, NYCFC's new coach, Cristiano Ronaldo's latest milestone and Liga MX headline The Back Three (52:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
USMNT & USWNT over the course of 2019 ⁠— NYE SPECIAL
1417
It's been a wild 2019 for the U.S. national teams. A World Cup triumph for the women, Gold Cup heartbreak for the men and plenty more on and off the field. Take a listen back to Alexi's opinions on the state of the USMNT and USWNT throughout 2019, and what to expect as we flip the calendar to 2020. All that and more in a New Year's Eve edition of the State of the Union Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
Pulisic regret?, transfer rumors, all-decade team ⁠— HOLIDAY SPECIAL
3817
The holidays are here! Alexi and Mosse look back at the year's biggest transfers and whether they've panned out or not in Buyer's Remorse (2:45). Also, the winter transfer window is previewed in Keep or Return (21:27). Finally, the guys reveal their all-decade teams (36:50) in a special holiday edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Liga MX/MLS/El Tri/USMNT, UCL Round of 16, Vela to Barca?, Pulisic/Ertz
4829
Alexi and Mosse unpack the relationship and responsibilities of Liga MX and MLS to their respective national teams in the State of the Union (8:00). Also, the Champions League Round of 16 draw is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (23:38). Then, Carlos Vela/Barcelona rumors, Mourinho's comments on leaders and a big-ticket summer concert are looked at in Ask Alexi (36:23). Finally, El Clasico, Pulisic and Ertz's awards and a look at the league leaders headline The Back Three (47:49). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
U.S. Soccer negativity, Club World Cup, MLS expansion, UCL groups, Barca vs. Real, 'The Sopranos'
4582
Alexi and Mosse delve into the negativity surrounding the U.S. Soccer Federation in the State of the Union (3:23). Also, the Club World Cup and European "snobbery" are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (22:57). Then, MLS to Charlotte, Gladbach vs. Bayern and HBO's "The Sopranos" are looked at in Ask Alexi (35:49). Finally, the Champions League group stage, Man City's struggles and Barcelona vs. Real Madrid headline The Back Three (50:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Klinsmann's return, Arsenal/Emery, USMNT/USWNT, Man U, Maverick vs. Iceman
4475
Alexi and Mosse chat Jurgen Klinsmann's past with the USMNT and return to coaching in the State of the Union (4:32). Also, Arsenal's dismissal of Unai Emery and the importance of language are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:26). Then, 2026 World Cup host cities, Alexi on international opponents and Maverick vs. Iceman in "Top Gun" are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:01). Finally, the USMNT/USWNT Player of the Year nominees, Manchester United and the Euro 2020 draw headline The Back Three (46:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Chicago Fire rebrand, Mou to Spurs, UCL, Gabigol, all-time 5-a-sides
4452
Alexi and Mosse delve into Chicago Fire FC's new look and feel in the State of the Union (4:43). Also, Jose Mourinho's return to the coaching ranks with Tottenham is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (20:22). Then, Mauricio Pochettino's future, the MLS expansion draft, and the year's favorite books are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:06). Finally, the Champions League, Copa Libertadores final and all-time 5-a-side selections headline The Back Three (45:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
USMNT, replacing Zlatan, Lewy Ballon d'Or, City/Chelsea, NWSL, Beatles vs. Stones
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Alexi and Mosse analyze the USMNT's win against Canada and what comes next in the State of the Union (4:08). Also, Zlatan's exit and the Galaxy's future are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:15). Then, Robert Lewandowski's Ballon d'Or hopes, MLS roster construction and the Beatles vs. Rolling Stones debate are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:17). Finally, the Raheem Sterling/Joe Gomez spat, Chelsea vs. Man City and changes in the NWSL headline The Back Three (44:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Berhalter ultimatum?, Liverpool/Klopp, Alex Morgan/USWNT, MLS Cup final
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Alexi and Mosse measure the magnitude of the USMNT’s rematch against Canada in the State of the Union (3:29). Also, Jurgen Klopp and a “winning mentality” at Liverpool is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (17:52). Then, replacing Alex Morgan in the USWNT, Bayern’s next boss and Alexi’s loan spell in Ecuador are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:13). Finally, the Sounders winning MLS Cup, Real Madrid rounding into form and reports of the Champions League visiting the United States headline The Back Three (47:02). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
VAR critics, Bayern, Pulisic/Lozano, USWNT, MLS Cup, pineapple/mushroom pizza?!
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Alexi and Mosse dive in on the latest slew of VAR drama in the State of the Union (4:14). Also, Bayern's decision to part ways with Niko Kovac is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (17:36). Then, Pulisic vs. Lozano, the USWNT and Alexi's defense of pineapple/mushroom pizza are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:44). Finally, the MLS Cup final, Champions League and the United States' failure at the U-17 World Cup headline The Back Three (44:29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Zlatan farewell?, Copa Lib, Dest/USMNT, Pulisic hat trick, USWNT's new manager
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Alexi and Mosse hash out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS impact and future in the State of the Union (2:31). Also, the Copa Libertadores final is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:49). Then, the USMNT, Tab Ramos and some signature soccer skills are looked at in Ask Alexi (31:24). Finally, Christian Pulisic's hat trick, Sergino Dest picking the USA and the USWNT replacing Jill Ellis headline The Back Three (47:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Epic MLS playoffs, Golden Boy, USMNT soft?, Real Madrid
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Alexi and Mosse reflect on an epic MLS weekend in the State of the Union (3:07). Also, the promise of potential and the Golden Boy award are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (22:35). Then, the USMNT's mentality, MLS legends and Alexi's soccer mentors are looked at in Ask Alexi (37:37). Finally, Real Madrid's stunner, the Champions League and NWSL final headline The Back Three (50:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
MLS uniqueness, European power, Vela's ranking, USMNT, Man United
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the allure of MLS playoffs in the State of the Union (4:48). Also, Europe's growing international influence is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:29). Then, Alexi ranking Carlos Vela in his top 20, Man United's woes and a painful memory for Alexi are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:08). Finally, the USMNT, Neymar's injury and Bundesliga's surprising early season table headline The Back Three (53:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Maradona Doc, MLS playoff predictions, CONCACAF Nations League
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the CONCACAF Nations League and the future of the USMNT in the State of the Union (6:27). Also, the issues with VAR in Copa Libertadores are examined in Mosse Makes the Case (23:23). Then, could Jill Ellis replace Alexi Lalas, Turf vs. small fields and National team jerseys are looked at in Ask Alexi (34:29). Finally, Poch vs. Ole, the Derby d’Italia and MLS Playoff Predictions headline The Back Three (44:31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2019
MLS playoffs, FIFA Best awards, Zlatan/Vela, Pulisic frustrated
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the MLS playoffs and measuring success in the State of the Union (3:28). Also, the FIFA Best awards are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:30). Then, MLS MVP criteria, Sergino Dest’s future and Alexi’s iconic long hair are looked at in Ask Alexi (31:20). Finally, Christian Pulisic’s frustrations, the Champions League and River vs. Boca in the Copa Libertadores semis headline The Back Three (40:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
Pulisic like Skywalker?, Barca/Real, Sunil Gulati, Jesse Marsch, Neymar/PSG
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Alexi and Mosse compare Christian Pulisic to Luke Skywalker in the State of the Union (3:38). Also, Real Madrid and Barcelona are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:04). Then, Jordan Morris, the National Soccer Hall of Fame and all-time favorite broadcast calls are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:50). Finally, Jesse March making history, Neymar's PSG future and the MLS playoff picture headline The Back Three (42:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
MLS stadiums, Lionel Messi, 2026 World Cup, Zlatan's record, City's slip
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Alexi and Mosse examine the Chicago Fire's relocation and MLS stadiums in the State of the Union (3:21). Also, Lionel Messi's future after an outspoken interview is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (17:08). Then, Sargent vs. Zardes, the 2026 World Cup and Alexi's experience as a volunteer referee are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:31). Finally, Zlatan's goal record with the Galaxy, the Champions League group stage and a busy Premier League weekend headline The Back Three (37:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
USMNT vs. Mexico fallout, USWNT/NWSL, England's potential, MLS playoffs, Bundesliga
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Alexi and Mosse examine the USMNT after the loss to Mexico in the State of the Union (3:30). Also, China's plan for the national team is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (24:22). Then, increasing the number of refs, the USWNT's relationship with the NWSL and Alexi's favorite cities are looked at in Ask Alexi (39:18). Finally, England's growing potential, the MLS playoff race and Bayern vs. RB Leipzig headline The Back Three (52:47). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2019
Ode to Nagbe, UCL draw, Pulisic vs. Donovan, Carli Lloyd, USMNT/Mexico
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Alexi and Mosse examine the most skillful American players in the State of the Union (3:19). Also, the Champions League group stage draw is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (16:04). Then, the MLS/USMNT relationship, Christian Pulisic vs. Landon Donovan and Alexi's favorite guitars are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:43). Finally, USMNT vs. Mexico, Carli Lloyd and the transfer window closing headline The Back Three (49:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
Zlatan/Vela/El Trafico, Copa Lib, Neymar saga, Lozano to Napoli, Barca/Real
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Alexi and Mosse examine Zlatan, Vela and the latest edition of El Trafico in the State of the Union (3:31). Also, a possible Copa Lib tie between Boca and River is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (23:08). Then, Neymar's future, Phoenix's MLS hopes and Alexi's favorite artists of the year are looked at in Ask Alexi (34:29). Finally, Chucky Lozano to Napoli, United's penalty-kick drama and Barca/Real headline The Back Three (46:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2019
Fan behavior, Bale/stranded stars, Ozil to MLS?, U.S. dual nationals, Bundesliga
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Alexi and Mosse examine fan behavior in the State of the Union (2:58). Also, stars being stranded at big-money clubs is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (20:12). Then, Mesut Ozil rumors, dual nationals and Alexi finally finishing "Game of Thrones" are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:41). Finally, MLS expansion, early EPL reaction and a Bundesliga dark horse headline The Back Three (43:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2019
Zlatan whining, Christian Pulisic dilemma, VAR in EPL, Bundesliga preview
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Alexi and Mosse examine Zlatan Ibrahimovic's latest comments about MLS in the State of the Union (3:13). Also, Christian Pulisic's start to life at Chelsea is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:36). Then, Mike Petke's dismissal, soccer's appeal and Die Hard vs. Lethal Weapon are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:08). Finally, MLS's relationship with fans, VAR in the EPL and a Bundesliga season preview headline The Back Three (45:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Bedoya's plea to Congress, Pep vs. Klopp, Jill Ellis replacement, Rooney leaving MLS
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Alexi and Mosse look at Alejandro Bedoya's on-field statement to Congress in the State of the Union (4:26). Also, Pep Guardiola's rivalry with Jurgen Klopp is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (21:42). Then, future USMNT strikers, replacements for Jill Ellis and Alexi's favorite Hall and Oates track are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:26). Finally, the Premier League's return, Wayne Rooney leaving D.C. United and an MLS doubleheader headline The Back Three (42:12). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2019
Zlatan fallout, Real Madrid, USMNT, Lukaku/Dybala, Neymar saga
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Alexi and Mosse look at the fallout from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's elbow against Mohamed El-Munir in the State of the Union (4:37). Also, Real Madrid's turbulent summer is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:55). Then, Zlatan vs. Vela, the 2022 USMNT squad and MLS's best stadiums are looked at in Ask Alexi. Finally, the MLS All-Star Game, Lukaku/Dybala and the Neymar saga headline The Back Three (40:33). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2019
VAR controversy, USWNT cruising at World Cup, USMNT/Gold Cup, Neymar's Barca return?
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Straight from the Women's World Cup in France, Alexi and Mosse talk VAR controversy at the tournament in the State of the Union (6:44). Then, the guys recap the USWNT's easy path through the group stage (14:33) and look at some surprise teams thus far (18:42). Also, the guys address the negativity surrounding the USMNT at the Gold Cup (24:46) and break down the latest with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar (29:08). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Paris! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
Greetings from France!, Hegerberg's absence, World Cup power rankings, Sargent/Gold Cup
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Straight from the Women's World Cup in France, Alexi and Mosse talk Norway star Ada Hegerberg's tournament absence in the State of the Union (6:43). Then, the guys break down the tournament favorites and Alexi reveals his power rankings (16:14). Also, the guys tackle Josh Sargent's omission from Gregg Berhalter's Gold Cup roster (23:38). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Paris! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
USWNT/Women's World Cup preview, pro/rel, U-20 World Cup, UCL final
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Alexi and Mosse break down the USWNT's brand and mentality heading into the Women's World Cup in the State of the Union (4:42). Also, excitement surrounding promotion and relegation in Europe is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:10). Then, a special Women's World Cup edition of Ask Alexi (25:37) takes center stage. Finally, the U-20 World Cup, Dortmund's early business and the Champions League final headline The Back Three (43:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
Arena's MLS return, super clubs, Paul Pogba/Real Madrid, Wondo's record
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Alexi and Mosse break down Bruce Arena's return to Major League Soccer in the State of the Union (4:47). Also, evaluating managers at super clubs is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (20:56). Then, Paul Pogba's future and Brazil's Copa America squad are looked at in Ask Alexi (29:07). Finally, Chris Wondolowski's MLS record, Real Madrid's transfer plans and the USWNT's big win against New Zealand headline The Back Three (35:24). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
EPL domination, Neymar/Coutinho regret?, Zlatan's inner Darth Vader, USWNT's tune-up
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Alexi and Mosse break down the Premier League's unmatched success in Europe this season in the State of the Union (6:22). Also, Neymar and Coutinho's big-money transfers are revisited in Mosse Makes the Case (21:58). Then, Zlatan pulling a Darth Vader, Lionel Messi's Copa America hopes and Mother's Day are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:14). Finally, the Bundesliga title race, final Premier League reactions and the USWNT's tune-up against South Africa headline The Back Three (41:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Full interview with USWNT's Crystal Dunn — SPECIAL EDITION
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Alexi Lalas is joined by U.S. women's national team standout Crystal Dunn via phone, as she talks about her preferred playing position, mining her experience from the U-20 World Cup, the impact of playing overseas, how missing the cut for the 2015 Women's World Cup motivated her, what she feels is this USWNT's biggest weakness and much more. Catch it all on this special edition of Alexi Lalas' State of the Union! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2019
Soccer vs. football, Barcelona, MLS pro/rel, Man United, USWNT roster
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Alexi and Mosse break down the "soccer vs. football" debate in the State of the Union (4:49). Also, Barcelona's identity and philosophy are unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (16:09). Then, unwritten rules of the game, promotion/relegation in MLS and Alexi's dream EPL team are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:25). Finally, Manchester United coming up short, Dortmund's wasted Pulisic gem and the USWNT roster headline The Back Three (41:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
American soccer fans, Allianz Field/MNUFC, Christian Pulisic, USMNT — SPECIAL LIVE EDITION
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Join Alexi Lalas and John Strong with special guests Adrian Heath, Katie Witham and Bruce McGuire as they talk everything soccer from Allianz Field, the new home of Minnesota United FC. (Note: Recorded live on 4/27) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
MLS expansion, UCL semis, Zardes/USMNT, Alex Morgan, LA's domination
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Alexi and Mosse react to Major League Soccer's plan to expand to 30 teams in the State of the Union (5:13). Also, the Champions League semifinals and Ajax's unlikely run are unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (20:52). Then, the best matches of all time, Gyasi Zardes and underrated players are looked at in Ask Alexi (34:24). Finally, Alex Morgan being honored, EPL awards and Los Angeles' dominance in MLS headline The Back Three (46:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
Full interview with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter — SPECIAL EDITION
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Alexi Lalas sits down with U.S. men's national team head coach Gregg Berhalter to discuss transitioning to international coaching, Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams' futures, this summer's Gold Cup and much more. Catch it all on this special edition of Alexi Lalas' State of the Union Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
Berhalter's USMNT, MLS vs. Europe, Gold Cup, soccer hangovers, EPL races
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Alexi and Mosse break down USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter's visit to FOX in the State of the Union (5:03). Also, MLS vs. European parity is unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (19:13). Then, MLS expansion, Gold Cup groups and playing soccer with a hangover are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:16). Finally, the Premier League races, Champions League and Kaku's ugly incident with a fan all headline The Back Three (43:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
USWNT/99ers, EPL's power, Vela MLS's Messi?, Chicago Fire, Der Klassiker
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Alexi and Mosse break down the 1999 World Cup-winning USWNT in the State of the Union (4:02). Also, the Premier League's power to sink plans for a European "super league" is unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (20:52). Then, rumors surrounding the Chicago Fire, MLS competing with the EPL and Alexi's favorite formation to play in are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:17). Finally, Der Klassiker, Carlos Vela and the Champions League all headline The Back Three (40:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2019
MLS, Christian Pulisic injury concerns, USMNT/USWNT, Bayern, Ole at Man U
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Alexi and Mosse break down how MLS isn't suited for long-term projects in the State of the Union (3:11). Also, Bayern Munich's decision to become big spenders is unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (18:19). Then, Christian Pulisic's injury concerns, grading the USMNT and a question about time travel are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:01). Finally, the USWNT's return to action, Ole becoming official at Man U and MLS player mentality all headline The Back Three (43:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2019
Tyler Adams/USMNT, Messi vs. Ronaldo, Zlatan, El Tri under Tata
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Alexi and Mosse break down how stars like Tyler Adams are adapting to Gregg Berhalter's USMNT system in the State of the Union (2:28). Also, the international careers of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (17:02). Then, forward options for the USMNT, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal total and the guys' favorite sports movies are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:44). Finally, Tata Martino's start with Mexico, Euro 2020 qualifying and a busy upcoming MLS weekend all headline The Back Three (38:39). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
S E59: FC Cincinnati, Ronaldo/UCL draw, Wondolowski's legacy, USMNT roster, Zidane
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Alexi and Mosse react to FC Cincinnati's storybook home debut in the State of the Union (2:28). Also, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Champions League draw are unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (17:02). Then, MLS surprises, the FIFA Club World Cup and Chris Wondolowski's legacy are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:44). Finally, the latest USMNT roster, the FIFA Council meeting and Zinedine Zidane's changes at Real Madrid all headline The Back Three (38:39). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
S E58: USWNT lawsuit, Zidane/Real Madrid, Atlanta Utd, 2022 World Cup, Christian Pulisic
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Alexi and Mosse react to the USWNT's lawsuit filed against USSF in the State of the Union (3:56). Also, Zinedine Zidane's return to Real Madrid is unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (19:30). Then, Atlanta United's slow start, a tournament idea for the USMNT, and Gianluigi Buffon's place in history are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:52). Finally, 2022 World Cup expansion, top storylines in England and Christian Pulisic's future all headline The Back Three (44:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
S E57: Rule changes, Ronaldo clutch, USWNT/USMNT, MLS is back!
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the frustrating nature of the hand-ball rule and other rule changes in the State of the Union (2:28). Also, a study revealing Cristiano Ronaldo's calm under pressure is unpacked in Mosse Makes the Case (20:27). Then, Josh Sargent's recent time at Werder Bremen, the USMNT's progression and Man United's managerial future are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:30). Finally, concerns for the USWNT heading into the summer, the return of MLS and Champions League favorites all headline The Back Three (44:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
S E56: Aly Wagner on FIFA Women's World Cup — SPECIAL EDITION
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Alexi, Mosse and former USWNT star and current FOX Soccer analyst Aly Wagner discuss the FIFA Women's World Cup in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Alexi breaks down what he's hyped about in his State of the Union (1:00). Then, Aly and the guys look at the importance of the SheBelieves Cup (4:59). Also, some challengers to the USWNT's crown are explored (8:57) along with the Ada Hegerberg saga (13:01). Finally, Carli Lloyd's role with the team (15:25) and a breakout star to watch are discussed (16:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2019
S E55: MLS vs. region, USMNT golden generation?, UCL, Chelsea drama, MLS kickoff
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Alexi and Mosse discuss American club performances in the CONCACAF Champions League in the State of the Union (5:47). Also, ever-changing narratives in the Champions League are explored in Mosse Makes the Case (19:17). Then, the USMNT's young talent, a World Cup dilemma and college soccer's viability are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:30). Finally, Kepa vs. Sarri, El Clasico and MLS's new season all headline The Back Three (40:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
S E54: David Beckham statue, dual nationals, Zlatan, UCL, Dortmund pressure
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Alexi and Mosse react to the LA Galaxy building a statue of David Beckham in the State of the Union (3:38). Also, Declan Rice and the dual-national issue is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:02). Then, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Americans in Italy and fans influencing opponents are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:38). Finally, the Champions League round of 16, Dortmund feeling pressure and the Mauro Icardi saga all headline The Back Three (38:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
S E53: MLS league of choice?, Champions League, USMNT, La Liga, Bundesliga, EPL
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the allure of international playing time for MLS youngsters in the State of the Union (4:19). Also, VAR's inclusion for the Champions League knockout rounds is explored in Mosse Makes the Case (18:17). Then, Weston McKennie's ideal position, coping with tough losses and Giovani dos Santos' future are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:55). Finally, the tightening title races in La Liga, the Bundesliga and Premier League all headline The Back Three (42:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
S E52: Landon Donovan's return, USMNT unbeaten, Barca vs. Real Madrid, MLS transfer window
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Alexi and Mosse discuss Landon Donovan's latest return to pro soccer in the State of the Union (4:19). Also, the upcoming Barcelona vs. Real Madrid trilogy is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (18:17). Then, MLS as a "selling league," upside for expansion teams and Andrew Gutman's blocked transfer are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:55). Finally, the USMNT's hot start under Gregg Berhalter, transfer window winners/losers and Chelsea vs. Man City all headline The Back Three (42:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
S E51: USMNT beats Panama, Neymar showboat?, transfer deadline, MLS pro/rel
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Alexi and Mosse break down Gregg Berhalter's first match in charge of the USMNT in the State of the Union (3:45). Also, Neymar's style and reported injury are examined in Mosse Makes the Case (13:57). Then, the MLS promotion/relegation debate, Alexi's favorite teammates and Barcelona's transfer policy are looked at in Ask Alexi (24:08). Finally, the transfer deadline, Tottenham's slide and Thierry Henry's short-lived stint at Monaco all headline The Back Three (37:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
S E50: USMNT/youth development, Bielsa vs. Mou, MLS, Tim Weah, USWNT
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Alexi and Mosse break down youth development in the State of the Union (3:43). Also, Marcelo Bielsa's legacy is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (18:26). Then, the Bundesliga's best player, MLS divisions, Alexi's hockey past are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:20). Finally, Tim Weah's start at Celtic, the USWNT and Tab Ramos' comments about American bias all headline The Back Three (37:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
S E49: Pulisic's Bundesliga blueprint, transfer window, USWNT World Cup prep, Josef Martinez extension
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Alexi and Mosse break down MLS's battle with Bundesliga for young talent in the State of the Union (3:29). Also, player power in the transfer market is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (18:39). Then, an ultimatum for the USMNT winning the World Cup, the MLS SuperDraft and fans pressuring front offices are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:34). Finally, Josef Martinez's extension with ATL, the USWNT's World Cup preparations and Harry Kane's injury all headline The Back Three (35:56). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
S E48: Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Man United back?, USMNT camp, new MLS managers
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Alexi and Mosse break down Christian Pulisic's record-shattering transfer to Chelsea in the State of the Union (4:27). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (19:02) that England is the place to be for exciting soccer at the moment. Then, Manchester United's resurgence, the USMNT's relationship with MLS and a review of the 2018 Best XIs are looked at in Ask Alexi (29:55). Finally, the USMNT's January camp, new MLS head coaches and the La Liga title chase all headline The Back Three (37:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
S E47: NYE SPECIAL — USMNT over the course of 2018
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It's been a wild 2018 for the U.S. men's national team. A new federation president, a new men's GM and a new coach ... all in one year! Take a listen back to Alexi's opinions on the state of the USMNT throughout 2018, and what to expect as we flip the calendar to 2019. All that and more in a New Year's Eve edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2018
S E46: HOLIDAY SPECIAL — "Shoddy or Nice" list, Best XIs, summer's top transfers, best moments
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The holidays are here! Alexi and Mosse look back at some of Alexi's podcast predictions and whether they were spot on or missed the mark in Shoddy or Nice (00:30). Then, the guys reveal their Best XIs (9:56) and top manager for 2018 ... with plenty of surprises among the selections. Also, the summer's most expensive transfers are examined in Buyer's Remorse (20:41). Finally, Alexi and Mosse reflect on their favorite moments from the year (39:45) in a special holiday edition of the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2018
S E45: U.S. soccer culture, UCL round of 16, Ronaldo vs. Messi, USMNT plan
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Alexi and Mosse look at the evolving soccer American soccer culture through the lens of broadcasting in the State of the Union (4:38). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (22:40) that the Champions League's round of 16 field is as stacked as ever. Then, the plan for the USMNT, a Mohamed Salah vs. Eden Hazard debate and Zack Steffen's move to Man City are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:38). Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo's challenge to Lionel Messi, the FIFA Club World Cup and the European title races at the end of 2018 all headline The Back Three (42:01). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
S E44: USMNT under Berhalter, VAR at Women's World Cup, ATL wins MLS Cup, Champions League
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Alexi breaks down the challenges new USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter faces in the State of the Union (2:32). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (22:07) that FIFA's hands are tied when it comes to the VAR issue at the Women's World Cup. Then, the USMNT's January camp, soccer-specific stadiums and Mourinho's future at Man U are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:37). Finally, Atlanta United winning MLS Cup, the USWNT's group for the Women's World Cup and the Champions League's return all headline The Back Three (46:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2018
S E43: USMNT hires Berhalter, MLS Cup final, Christian Pulisic, Ballon d'Or, Boca/River
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Alexi and Mosse dish on the USMNT hiring Gregg Berhalter in the State of the Union (2:28). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:03) that staging the Copa Libertadores final in Madrid could have major repercussions. Then, preferred destinations for Christian Pulisic, David Villa's MLS legacy and an overabundance of soccer are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:06). Finally, the MLS Cup final, Arsenal's renaissance and the Ballon d'Or headline The Back Three (35:04). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2018
S E42: Boca/River fan violence, USMNT/USWNT awards, European parity, Champions League
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Alexi and Mosse chat about the impact of fan violence and what "authentic" soccer culture is in the State of the Union (3:14). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:20) that Europe is enjoying a rare spell of parity, if only for a short while. Then, criteria for the next USMNT manager, Austin's identity in MLS and players with managerial potential are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:12). Finally, the USMNT and USWNT Players of the Year, the MLS Cup Playoffs and Champions League drama headline The Back Three (36:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
S E41: Christian Pulisic's frustrations, USMNT coaching search, youth development, MLS Cup
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Alexi and Mosse chat about Christian Pulisic's frustration with the lengthy USMNT coaching search in the State of the Union (5:25). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:17) that veteran leadership and mentoring young players isn't all it's cracked up to be. Then, top candidate for the USMNT coaching job, the UEFA Nations League and measuring success for MLS expansion teams are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:02). Finally, the MLS Cup Playoffs, the second leg of Boca vs. River and a big EPL clash between Chelsea and Tottenham headline The Back Three (40:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
S E40: USMNT vs. England/Rooney, best El Tri players, Boca vs. River, MLS Cup Playoffs
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Alexi and Mosse look at Wayne Rooney's planned appearance in the U.S. vs. England match in the State of the Union (4:41). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (21:14) that the Premier League is falling behind the times without the use of VAR. Then, Alexi's favorite Mexican players, the best USMNT teams and a trio of unbeaten Premier League sides are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:26). Finally, a busy European slate, the Superclasico between Boca and River and the semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs headline The Back Three (40:12). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
S E39: MLS, Superclasico, USA vs. Mexico rivalry, European Super League?
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Alexi and Mosse look at MLS fans and the future of the league in the State of the Union (4:08). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:08) that the Copa Libertadores' Superclasico final is a rare opportunity for South American soccer to capture headlines. Then, the USA/Mexico rivalry, the USMNT's managerial search and the Premier League's top midfielders are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:45). Finally, rumors of a European Super League, Financial Fair Play leaks and a preview of Der Klassiker headline The Back Three (37:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2018
S E38: Zlatan's 'weak sauce,' El Clasico fallout, Christian Pulisic, Mexico hire Tata Martino
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Alexi and Mosse take Zlatan Ibrahimovic to task after the LA Galaxy fail to make the MLS Cup Playoffs in the State of the Union (3:57). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:54) that Real Madrid's managerial turnover could be symptomatic of larger issues. Then, the U.S Olympic team, a CONMEBOL/CONCACAF combined World Cup qualifying scenario and Alexi's top center backs are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:47). Finally, Christian Pulisic's playing time at Dortmund, Mexico hiring Tata Martino and the midway point of the Champions League group stage headline The Back Three (35:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
S E37: Rooney, Zlatan and MLS playoffs, Real Madrid struggles, USMNT, Chelsea vs. Man U
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Alexi and Mosse look at the impact of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the MLS Cup Playoff race in the State of the Union (5:16). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:58) that Real Madrid's transfer policy could be damaging their brand. Then, a USMNT coaching dark horse and possible World Cup debutants are looked at in Ask Alexi (31:25). Finally, drama surrounding Europe's elite clubs, El Clasico sans Messi or Ronaldo and the return of the Champions League headline The Back Three (45:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
S E36: Crew SC saved, Top 10 USWNT players, USMNT vs. Nations League, national team managers
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Alexi and Mosse unpack the latest with Columbus Crew SC and the "Save the Crew" movement in the State of the Union (4:23). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:19) that managing a national team isn't all it's cracked up to be. Then, exploring how the U.S. would fare in UEFA's Nations League and the MLS MVP race are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:39). Finally, Alexi's all-time top 10 USWNT players, the USMNT's recent matches and the MLS playoffs coming down to the wire headline The Back Three (39:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2018
S E35: Bradley's USMNT call-up, Lionel Messi's future, USWNT pressure, Mbappe vs. Neymar
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Alexi and Mosse question Michael Bradley being in the USMNT roster in the State of the Union (2:22). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:50) that we might have seen the last of Lionel Messi in an Argentina kit. Then, pressure on the U.S. men and women's national teams and possible coaching candidates are explored in Ask Alexi (28:55). Finally, some intriguing Champions League results, possible friction between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, and the Bundesliga title race headline The Back Three (40:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2018
S E34: Mourinho and Man U, USMNT's best current trio, USWNT qualifying
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Alexi and Mosse break down the embattled Jose Mourinho and his vital role in the world of soccer in the State of the Union (2:44). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:17) that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may have to wait longer than expected for their heir apparent to emerge. Then, the top current USMNT players are explored in Ask Alexi (27:17). Finally, the weekend's big results in Europe and the U.S. women's national team preparing to begin World Cup qualifying headline The Back Three (36:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2018
S E33: USMNT and MLS, Christian Pulisic, Ronaldo's red card, MLS playoffs
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the USMNT and domestic player opportunities across MLS in the State of the Union (2:44). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:52) that the Champions League shines a bright light on the shortcomings of top-level competitions in South America. Then, Americans deciding to play abroad and Jose Mourinho's potential future in the States are explored in Ask Alexi (28:27). Finally, Ronaldo's red card and Christian Pulisic's emergence as a leader headline The Back Three (40:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2018
S E32: Matt Miazga, U.S. vs. Mexico, Liverpool, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the art of talking trash and the U.S. vs. Mexico in the State of the Union (3:25). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (15:47) that Liverpool are uniquely positioned to prioritize the Premier League over European glory. Then, Josh Sargent's future at Werder Bremen and the best Brazilians of all time are explored in Ask Alexi (25:13). Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's unforgettable goal and war of words with Michael Bradley headline The Back Three (39:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2018
S E31: USMNT's future + Nations League + Top 10 USMNT players
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Alexi and Mosse talk the future of the U.S. Men's National Team in the State of the Union (2:01). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:22) for fewer international matches in the soccer calendar. Then, a farewell match for Clint Dempsey and thoughts about the next USMNT manager are explored in Ask Alexi (28:03). Finally, Alexi reveals his top 10 all-time USMNT players in The Back Three (38:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
S E30: Clint Dempsey's legacy + UCL draw + USWNT & World Cup + USA vs. Brazil
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Alexi and Mosse talk Clint Dempsey's retirement and how he sizes up against other USMNT greats in the State of the Union (2:45). The result of the Champions League group stage draw is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (15:14). Also, the odds of a World Cup repeat for the USWNT is explored in Ask Alexi (28:42). Finally, the young USMNT squad set to face Brazil is examined in The Back Three (40:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2018
S E29: Crew SC drama + Neymar vs. Mbappe + Messi & Ronaldo + USMNT vs. Brazil
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the implications of Columbus Crew SC's potential move to Austin, Texas in the State of the Union (2:18). The coexistence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at PSG is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (20:00). Also, how Cristiano Ronaldo's move impacts the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate is explored in Ask Alexi (30:51). Finally, predictions for the USMNT squad selection against Brazil headlines The Back Three (38:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
S E28: All-female MLS broadcast + Zlatan: lion or lamb? + USMNT vs. Brazil + City & United
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the historic all-female MLS broadcast on FS1 in the State of the Union (2:38). La Liga's hope to play a competitive match stateside is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (16:25). Also, Alexi calls out Zlatan Ibrahimovic for not playing on turf in Ask Alexi (27:43). Finally, an early preview of the USMNT's friendly against Brazil headlines The Back Three (34:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2018
S E27: Wayne Rooney magic + USMNT starters + transfer window + EPL's opening week
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Alexi and Mosse discuss Wayne Rooney's moment of magic for D.C. United in the State of the Union (1:54). The transfer window's goalkeeping carousel is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (12:52). Also, the guys explore the ideal starting XI for the USMNT in Ask Alexi (23:21). Finally, the return of the Premier League — and the drama that comes with it — headlines The Back Three (34:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2018
S E26: American development + USMNT vets + EPL transfer window + Qatar 2022 bid
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Alexi and Mosse discuss collegiate soccer's role in developing Americans in the State of the Union (2:25). The Premier League's decision to close the transfer window early is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (17:01). Also, the guys explore the USMNT's "old guard" in Ask Alexi (25:02). Finally, scrutiny surrounding Qatar 2022's winning World Cup bid headlines The Back Three (34:59). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
S E25: Business of soccer + USMNT's youth + transfer market
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The boys are back in the States! Alexi and Mosse talk the business side of the sport the State of the Union (2:49). Then, the guys look at the transfer activity in Europe in Mosse Makes the Case (14:36). Also, Alexi and Moses dive in on the USMNT's youth movement in Ask Alexi (31:21). Finally, a look at the MLS All-Star Game headlines The Back Three (38:47). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2018
S E24: FIFA World Cup final + England's loss + Ronaldo to Juventus
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk the semifinal clashes and England's exit in the State of the Union (2:35). Then, the guys look at this weekend's third-place matchup and preview the final between France and Croatia (21:31), along with a discussion about comparisons between Kylian Mbappé and Pelé (31:29). Also, Alexi and Moses dive in on Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbuster move to Juventus (37:00). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2018
S E23: American soccer culture + World Cup quarterfinals picks + Mexico's exit
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Happy Fourth of July! Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk American soccer culture's evolution in the State of the Union (4:29). Then, the remaining eight teams are broken down in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (32:32), along with a look back at the round of 16. Then, Alexi and Mosse give their predictions for the massive quarterfinal matchups. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2018
S E22: VAR at FIFA World Cup + round of 16 predictions + Power Rankings
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk VAR and FIFA's tiebreakers in the State of the Union (3:06). Then, a new team has slid into the top 3 of FOX Sports' Power Rankings (13:20), along with predictions for the round of 16. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2018
S E21: USMNT's missed FIFA World Cup opportunity + New No. 1 in Power Rankings
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse outline the USMNT's missed opportunity at the FIFA World Cup in the State of the Union (3:53). Then, there's a new top team in the FOX Sports' Power Rankings (17:54), along with discussions about Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
S E20: FIFA World Cup impressions + Mexico legit? + Neymar & Messi + Power Rankings
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk about their early takeaways from the FIFA World Cup in the State of the Union (3:55). Then, the guys update the tournament favorites in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (17:12), along with discussions about Neymar, Messi and Mexico. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
S E19: Greetings from Russia! + U.S. lands World Cup 2026 + Power Rankings
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Straight from the World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk the U.S. landing the joint bid for the 2026 World Cup in the State of the Union (5:19). Then, the guys break down the tournament favorites in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (24:50). Also, Alexi and Mosse tackle the top players from each team for a total of 32 stars to watch (41:25). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
S E18: World Cup fever + Zidane leaves Real Madrid + USMNT in action
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Days away from leaving for the World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk World Cup fever in the U.S. the State of the Union (2:57). Zinedine Zidane's departure from Real Madrid is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (14:40). Also, the guys break down USMNT players overseas in Ask Alexi (27:29) and give their thoughts on the final 23-man World Cup rosters in the World Cup Update (38:43). Finally, the tune-up matches for the World Cup in Russia headline The Back Three (47:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
S E17: Loris Karius' mistakes + Real Madrid + World Cup brackets + Rob Stone guest host
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Alexi and guest host Rob Stone discuss Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius and his devastating Champions League final in the State of the Union (4:33). Bragging rights between the Premier League and La Liga are examined in Mosse Makes the Case (15:53). Also, the guys look at some potential breakout players this summer in Ask Alexi (26:26) and offer their full brackets for the World Cup in the World Cup Update (40:39). Finally, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo's futures at Real Madrid headline The Back Three (50:37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2018
S E16: Klinsmann on USMNT + Real Madrid vs. Liverpool + World Cup groups G & H
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Alexi and Mosse react to ex-USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann's comments about his former team in the State of the Union (2:42). Jose Mourinho get called out in Mosse Makes the Case (16:23). Also, the guys explore Christian Pulisic reaching the recognition-level of LeBron James and Tom Brady in Ask Alexi (25:04) and break down groups G and H World Cup Update (35:50). Finally, a look at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid headlines The Back Three (46:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
S E15: Gambling in U.S. + World Cup rosters + Wayne Rooney
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Alexi and Mosse dive in on the implications legalized sports betting might have in the U.S. in the State of the Union (2:20). Barcelona's fabled academy system comes under scrutiny in Mosse Makes the Case (12:21). Also, the guys discuss Wayne Rooney's link to D.C. United in Ask Alexi (22:57) and break down the preliminary World Cup rosters in the World Cup Update (30:20). Finally, a look at the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Man United headlines The Back Three (42:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2018
S E14: Pulisic to Liverpool? + Messi vs. Ronaldo + World Cup
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Alexi and Mosse explore Liverpool's rumored interest in Christian Pulisic in the State of the Union (2:14). The careers and accomplishments of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are compared in Mosse Makes the Case (12:43). Also, the guys discuss automatic bids for the 2026 World Cup in Ask Alexi (24:34) and break down Groups D, E and F in the World Cup Update (35:10). Finally, a look at the Champions League and Europa League semifinals headline The Back Three (48:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2018
S E13: President Trump on World Cup + Ballon d'Or surprise? + Zlatan & Galaxy
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Alexi and Mosse react to President Trump's tweet about the 2026 World Cup in the State of the Union (4:26). The dynamics of the Ballon d'Or in a World Cup year is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (14:49). Also, the guys discuss rooting interests in the World Cup in Ask Alexi (24:35) and break down Groups A, B and C in the World Cup Update (37:26). Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's challenge to his LA Galaxy teammates headlines The Back Three (47:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2018
S E12: Wenger steps down + NBA & NFL hampering USMNT? + World Cup fatigue
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Alexi and Mosse react to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal parting ways after so long in the State of the Union (1:43). Jurgen Klopp's sky-high popularity is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (14:41). Also, the guys discuss the best players in the world not named Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar in Ask Alexi (22:20) and break down the rigors of the EPL season affecting players in the World Cup Update (29:21). Finally, a look at the semifinal clashes in Europe and Fernando Torres/MLS rumors headline The Back Three (36:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2018
S E11: Zlatan to World Cup? + Buffon red card + USMNT + UCL semifinals
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Alexi and Mosse look at refereeing decisions in the wake of Gianluigi Buffon's big sending off against Real Madrid in the State of the Union (2:47). In Mosse Makes the Case (14:09), Mosse wonders if winning league titles has lost its luster. Also, Alexi explores what the USMNT should do at future World Cups in Ask Alexi (22:08) and the guys break down Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinting he could un-retire from international duty in the World Cup Update (31:58). Finally, reaction to the Champions League semifinal draw highlights The Back Three (39:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2018
S E10: Brazil's World Cup striker + fan violence + Zlatan off-camera
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Alexi and Mosse explore passion vs. fan violence and authentic soccer culture in the State of the Union (4:02). In Mosse Makes the Case (14:26), Mosse looks at what Pep Guardiola needs to secure his legacy. Also, Alexi explains what Zlatan Ibrahimovic is like when the superstar is off-camera in Ask Alexi (26:34) and the guys break down Brazil's striker options in the World Cup Update (33:44). Finally, a preview of the week's big Champions League matches highlights The Back Three (40:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2018
S E9: Zlatan's ridiculous debut + World Cup favorites + USMNT & Bundesliga
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Alexi and Mosse relive Zlatan Ibrahimovic's unbelievable debut with the LA Galaxy in the State of the Union (1:48). In Mosse Makes the Case (12:39), Mosse makes a pitch for American fans to watch more of the Bundesliga. Also, Alexi looks at the glory of winning the World Cup vs. winning the Champions League in Ask Alexi (21:24) and the guys offer up their top 3 World Cup contenders in World Cup Update (30:07). Finally, reaction to the USMNT's friendly victory against Paraguay headlines The Back Three (36:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2018
S E8: World Cup dark horse + Zlatan to LA Galaxy + USMNT vs. Paraguay
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Alexi and Mosse look at Zlatan Ibrahimovic's blockbuster move to the LA Galaxy in the State of the Union (2:33). In Mosse Makes the Case (11:47), Mosse delves into the pressure piled on South American teams at the upcoming World Cup, including a possible dark-horse contender. Also, Alexi weighs in on the Christen Press saga in Ask Alexi (17:44) and the guys examine France's mettle in the World Cup Update (27:37). Finally, the USMNT's friendly against Paraguay headlines The Back Three (23:46). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2018
S E7: Is diving cheating? + Germany's World Cup striker + Mourinho & Man U + USMNT
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Alexi and Mosse break down the hypocrisy of calling players who dive "cheaters" in the State of the Union (2:12). In Mosse Makes the Case (11:11), Mosse explains how Jose Mourinho's ego could be getting the best of him with Manchester United. Also, Alexi offers his advice for USMNT forward Bobby Wood in Ask Alexi (17:32) and the guys examine Timo Werner and Germany's striker options in the World Cup Update (25:36). Finally, the Champions League quarterfinal draw headlines The Back Three (29:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2018
S E6: MLS parity + Lionel Messi at World Cup + Barcelona vs. Chelsea
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the uniqueness of MLS' parity and whether or not the league is the world's most competitive in the State of the Union (1:49). In Mosse Makes the Case (11:11), Mosse breaks down how Barcelona star Lionel Messi might be feeling a bit more pressure to perform in the Champions League. Also, Alexi picks his favorite team from CONCACAF to make a deep run at the World Cup in Ask Alexi (18:29) and the guys examine Argentina's plethora of attacking options in the World Cup Update (24:25). Finally, Christian Pulisic's response to adversity headlines The Back Three (29:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2018
S E5: Champions League + World Cup & VAR + Neymar injury
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Alexi and Mosse discuss FIFA's decision to use VAR at the World Cup in the State of the Union (2:06). In Mosse Makes the Case (11:46), Mosse breaks down how experience has played a big role in Champions League success. Also, Alexi picks which star players he'd like most to see join MLS in Ask Alexi (17:47) and the guys explore the impact of Neymar's impact on the Brazil national team in the World Cup Update (23:25). Finally, a look ahead to the busy MLS weekend headlines The Back Three (30:37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2018
S E4: MLS kickoff + Arsenal's decline + Kane, Salah & Aguero at World Cup
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Alexi and Mosse prepare for Major League Soccer's upcoming season in the State of the Union (2:01) and the league's relationship with the USMNT. In Mosse Makes the Case (11:19), Mosse explores Arsenal's decline and whether or not Arsene Wenger should step away from the club. Also, Landon Donovan's comments about the next USMNT coach is addressed in Ask Alexi (17:14) and the guys debut a new segment titled World Cup Update (24:10). Finally, Sepp Blatter's endorsement for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup headlines The Back Three (29:49). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2018
S E3: USMNT's playing style + Champions League + Robben to MLS?
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Alexi and Mosse look at the USMNT's style of play in the State of the Union (1:01) and what U.S. Soccer should consider going forward. In Mosse Makes the Case (12:12), Mosse explains why PSG's loss in the first leg of the Champions League tie against Real Madrid isn't necessarily a death blow. Also, Christian Pulisic competing for playing time at Dortmund gets addressed in Ask Alexi (17:59) and rumors of Arjen Robben's interest in MLS headlines The Back Three (24:24). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2018
S E2: Cordeiro named USSF president + Champions League returns + Christian Pulisic's EPL fit
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Alexi and Mosse break down the USSF presidential election in the State of the Union (2:01), after Carlos Cordeiro beat out the likes of Kathy Carter, Eric Wynalda and others for the honor over the weekend. The Champions League returned after a long break and Mosse looks at a few of the favorites in his Mosse Makes the Case segment (12:00). Also, Landon Donovan's return to the pitch gets addressed in Ask Alexi (19:27) and the future of USMNT talisman Christian Pulisic headlines The Back Three (31:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2018
S E1: USSF presidential election + Christian Pulisic + Zlatan to LA Galaxy?
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In the debut episode, Alexi and FOX Soccer researcher/stats guru David Mosse dive in on the upcoming U.S. Soccer Federation presidential election. Alexi dishes on Eric Wynalda in his State of the Union (1:44), while Mosse goes in on Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo's futures in his Mosse Makes the Case segment (14:21). Also, Christian Pulisic's tenure at Borussia Dortmund gets addressed in Ask Alexi (37:52) and rumors of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining up with the LA Galaxy this summer headlines The Back Three (42:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2018
Alexi Lalas' State of the Union Podcast Preview
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First episode: Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2018