Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast

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.

https://art19.com/shows/state-of-the-union

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 56m. Bisher sind 74 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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VAR controversy, USWNT cruising at World Cup, USMNT/Gold Cup, Neymar's Barca return?


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!


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   41m
 
 

Greetings from France!, Hegerberg's absence, World Cup power rankings, Sargent/Gold Cup


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!


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 2019-06-07  35m
 
 

USWNT/Women's World Cup preview, pro/rel, U-20 World Cup, UCL final


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).


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 2019-05-28  1h8m
 
 

Arena's MLS return, super clubs, Paul Pogba/Real Madrid, Wondo's record


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).


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 2019-05-21  54m
 
 

EPL domination, Neymar/Coutinho regret?, Zlatan's inner Darth Vader, USWNT's tune-up


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).


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 2019-05-14  1h7m
 
 

Full interview with USWNT's Crystal Dunn — SPECIAL EDITION


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!


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 2019-05-08  13m
 
 

Soccer vs. football, Barcelona, MLS pro/rel, Man United, USWNT roster


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).



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 2019-05-07  56m
 
 

American soccer fans, Allianz Field/MNUFC, Christian Pulisic, USMNT — SPECIAL LIVE EDITION


Join Alexi 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)


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 2019-04-30  1h12m
 
 

MLS expansion, UCL semis, Zardes/USMNT, Alex Morgan, LA's domination


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).


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 2019-04-23  1h9m
 
 

Full interview with USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter — SPECIAL EDITION


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!


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 2019-04-16  17m