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 1h0m. Bisher sind 93 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Klinsmann's return, Arsenal/Emery, USMNT/USWNT, Man U, Maverick vs. Iceman


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)...


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   1h12m
 
 

Chicago Fire rebrand, Mou to Spurs, UCL, Gabigol, all-time 5-a-sides


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).


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   1h12m
 
 

USMNT, replacing Zlatan, Lewy Ballon d'Or, City/Chelsea, NWSL, Beatles vs. Stones


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).


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   1h7m
 
 

Berhalter ultimatum?, Liverpool/Klopp, Alex Morgan/USWNT, MLS Cup final


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)...


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   1h11m
 
 

VAR critics, Bayern, Pulisic/Lozano, USWNT, MLS Cup, pineapple/mushroom pizza?!


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).


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 2019-11-05  1h5m
 
 

Zlatan farewell?, Copa Lib, Dest/USMNT, Pulisic hat trick, USWNT's new manager


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).


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 2019-10-29  1h10m
 
 

Epic MLS playoffs, Golden Boy, USMNT soft?, Real Madrid


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).


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 2019-10-22  1h10m
 
 

MLS uniqueness, European power, Vela's ranking, USMNT, Man United


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).


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 2019-10-15  1h18m
 
 

Maradona Doc, MLS playoff predictions, CONCACAF Nations League


(6:27) State of the Union - CONCACAF Nations League (23:23) Mosse Makes the Case - VAR issues at Copa Libertadores (34:29) Ask Alexi - Jill Ellis, Turf vs. grass, National team jerseys (44:31) The Back Three - Poch vs. Ole, Derby d’Italia reaction, MLS Playoff Predictions


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 2019-10-08  1h9m
 
 

MLS playoffs, FIFA Best awards, Zlatan/Vela, Pulisic frustrated, Boca vs. River


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).


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 2019-10-01  1h1m