Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast

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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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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Podcast Details

Created by
FOX Sports
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Apr 8th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 19th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
83
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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