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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.
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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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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!
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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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Dano Loves Music🎧

So what Mosse is saying is only the Big 6 are allowed to have nice things? The other 14 teams in the Premier League have ambitions too and should be applauded for it, not ridiculed and relegated to the slums as he puts it.

Jan 8th
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leonardidouglas7@gmail.com

mine

Jul 15th
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