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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h4m. Bisher sind 136 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Americans in Europe, EPL, Luis Suarez, Dest, VAR, Gold Cup draw

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)...



McKennie at Juve, Gio Reyna, Liverpool/Chelsea, Bale’s return, Pulisic

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)...



EPL openers, Chicharito, Higuain/Miami, Neymar scuffle, de la Fuente, NSWL

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)...



Messi vs. Barca, EPL's return/Top 4, LA Galaxy, Pity Martinez, USMNT

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)...



Messi saga, LAFC/ATL United, McKennie to Juve, USMNT’s talent pool

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)...



Bayern beat PSG, Neymar, Davies, USMNT qualifying, El Trafico, USWNT exodus

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)...


 2020-08-25  1h20m

Neymar/PSG, Tyler Adams, Bayern crush Barca, City/Lyon, McKennie to EPL?

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)...


 2020-08-17  1h24m

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

Alexi and Mosse preview the MLS is Back tournament final (05:22) and the league’s decision to return to home markets. Then, the guys discuss a whirlwind weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus (35:40) and the Champions League quarterfinals (52:40). Also, salary caps in England, Jadon Sancho’s future and Chicharito’s life with LA are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:07:05)...


 2020-08-11  1h36m

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

Alexi and Mosse break down the latest from the MLS is Back tournament (07:25), including LAFC’s exit and a preview of the semifinals. Then, the guys discuss Christian Pulisic’s FA Cup injury (40:30) and the return of the Champions League (50:30) Also, Raul Jimenez’s future, the importance of international matches and the inclusion of mid-game water breaks are looked at in #AskAlexi 1:07:07)...


 2020-08-04  1h27m

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

Alexi and Mosse dive in on the MLS is Back knockout rounds (07:09), including Diego Rossi’s impact with LAFC. Then, the guys break down NWSL’s Challenge Cup (32:08), a new World Cup qualifying format for CONCACAF, (35:44), the EPL’s season-ender (44:35) and Kylian Mbappe’s injury (1:06:40) Also, Christian Pulisic’s season, Darlington Nagbe’s future and branding an MLS expansion club are looked at in #AskAlexi (1:11:04)...


 2020-07-29  1h31m