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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. Follow Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast @SOTUWithAlexi on all platforms! https://twitter.com/SOTUWithAlexi https://www.instagram.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sotuwithalexi https://www.facebook.com/SOTUWithAlexi/

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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. Follow Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast @SOTUWithAlexi on all platforms! https://twitter.com/SOTUWithAlexi https://www.instagram.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sotuwithalexi https://www.facebook.com/SOTUWithAlexi/

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English


Episodes
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Lionel Messi leads Argentina to a win & England struggles vs. Denmark

6/21/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap another great day on the pitch. Nico Williams put on a clinic in Spain’s 1-0 win over Italy. Spain dominated possession in the match and proved to be a strong contender in the Euro 2024 tournament. England’s performance on the other hand was disappointing in their draw against Denmark. On the Copa América side, Messi and Argentina took home the three points in their opening match, but Jesse Marsch and crew did not go down without a fight. (2:40) To wrap the pod, the guys gave a shout out to the crew working tirelessly to cover the Euro and Copa América games simultaneously. (21:09) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:29

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Ari Hingst joins the Pod, Germany Advances & Shaqiri's amazing goal

6/19/2024
Alexi Lalas, David Mosse, and special guest Ari Hingst discussed Germany beating Hungary to clinch a spot in the Euro 2024 knockout round, Switzerland's tough draw against Scotland where Shaqiri scored a banger of a goal, and Croatia drawing with Albania in chaotic fashion. Tomorrow Copa America begins with Argentina and Canada set to kick off all the action. (5:58) To wrap the show, they compare the Euros to Copa America and the World Cup. Which tournament produces the most entertaining soccer? (32:38) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:39

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Ronaldo & Portugal's victory at the death, Mbappe out for next match

6/18/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap Cristiano Ronaldo’s start in Portugal’s 2-1 win over Czechia. After going down in the 62nd minute, an own goal and Francisco Conceição’s game winner sealed it for Portugal. While history was made for Georgia scoring their first ever goal at the Euros, Turkiye took home the three points. And after yesterday’s injury for France’s Kylian Mbappe, he is set to miss their next group stage match against the Dutch on Friday. (3:00) To wrap the show, Alexi takes a trip down memory lane. 30 years ago today the 1994 World Cup kicked off and the denim jersey was born. (20:50) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:22

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Mbappe injured, Belgium historic loss, Romania's incredible goal

6/17/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse dive into day four of the UEFA Euro 2024 group stage matches, which saw wild action across the three games. Romania got their 2nd Euro win ever behind Nicolae Stanciu's incredible goal. Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scored two disallowed goals, but ultimately an error while playing out of the back led to the Red Devils historic loss to Slovakia. Lastly, France's Captain Kylian Mbappé sustained a broken nose and had to leave the match late in the game. The guys look forward to tomorrow where Portugal will take on Czechia. Will we see Cristiano Ronaldo start in Portugal’s opening match of the tournament? (3:00) To wrap, Alexi shares insight on the hair, makeup, and wardrobe team that keeps the crew looking sharp day in and day out. (25:18) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:19

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Jude Bellingham is the real deal, Eriksen’s Euro 2024 comeback, Happy Father’s Day

6/16/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse breakdown England’s opening match performance at the Euros. Jude Bellingham continues to deliver with his header early in the match against Serbia. Bellingham's goal secured three points for the Three Lions. Christian Eriksen also scored a remarkable goal for Denmark, after suffering a cardiac arrest just 3 years prior. Lastly, The Dutch grab a win in their comeback victory over Poland. We are only a few days into the tournament and the guys are already liking what they see. (1:56) To end the show, Alexi and Mosse give a shout out to their father’s for their tremendous support and impact on their lives, and to all the dads out there on this special holiday. (22:18) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:55

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Lamine Yamal makes historic Euro debut, Ronaldinho critiques Brazilian National Team

6/15/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a historic day on the pitch, Euro Day 2 did not disappoint. Dominik Szoboszlai became the youngest captain in Euro history, leading Hungary in their first match of the tournament. Lamine Yamal became the youngest player in Euro history to appear and record an assist. Albania set the Euro record for fastest goal scored in a match. It took the squad just 23 seconds to find the back of the net. (2:07) The guys also share thoughts on Ronaldinho’s instagram comments where he called the current Brazilian National Team the "worst team in recent years." Tune in daily for more Euro and Copa America content. (17:33) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:16

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2024 Euro tournament kicks off, USMNT Copa America roster released

6/15/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the 2024 Euro Match Day 1 LIVE from Los Angeles, with a recap of the first game. Host team Germany takes the first win of the tournament in dominating fashion. The 5-1 victory came behind five different goalscorers. The guys share group stage matches they are looking forward to, knockout round matches they hope to see, and rising stars who they think will shine this month. They also discuss thoughts on the USMNT Copa America roster release. Is this the right squad for the tournament? (2:28) To wrap the show, Alexi gives his One for the Road and pulls back the curtain to talk about the dynamics of the broadcast team during the tournaments. (22:23) Presented by Zillow #Zillow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:28

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USMNT vs. Brazil instant reaction, Berhalter salvages pre-tournament friendlies

6/13/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse react to the USMNT 1-1 draw, behind a goal from captain Christian Pulisic. According to Mosse, this is one of the best USMNT performances against Brazil ever. After a disheartening loss to Colombia, Gregg Berhalter and the squad regained confidence with this result and head into Copa America on a positive note. The guys answer a few questions on whether Berhalter is on the hot seat, players that stood out this match or needed to see more from, and what specifically changed from the last friendly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:54

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USMNT's disappointing loss, 2024 Copa America tournament predictions

6/11/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap an upsetting USMNT friendly performance against Colombia. The 5-1 loss to the future Copa America opponent, drives concerns about the group. What needs to change amongst the team? What does the future look like for Gregg Berhalter? What do we need to see from the squad in their next friendly? The USMNT faces Brazil on Wednesday evening in Orlando, FL. Then, the guys recap a few more international friendlies from the weekend. (6:07) We kick it over to Alexi and Mosse’s Copa America tournament predictions. Mosse shocked us all with his 2024 Copa America winner, he suspects someone other than Brazil to lift the trophy this summer. (41:09) In #AskAlexi, the guys share their thoughts on possible USMNT coaching options including Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley. They also talk about leagues leaning into stars such as Chucky Lozano who is set to join San Diego FC, and Caitlin Clark in the WNBA. (48:34) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:35

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USMNT vs Colombia preview, Euro 2024 tournament predictions

6/6/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse look forward to the USMNT friendlies as the team prepares for the upcoming summer. The USMNT will face Colombia on Saturday and Brazil next Wednesday. Alexi shares his starting 11 and thoughts on the match. Be sure to join State of the Union on X Spaces following the games. (4:47) The guys are also fired up about Euro 2024 starting in just a few days, they both give their tournament predictions starting with the group stage and making picks all the way through the finals. Alexi and Mosse both see the host team Germany making a deep run in the tournament. (16:18) To wrap the show, they answer a question on expectations surrounding the USMNT and chat about the squad’s goals for Copa America. (27:44) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:00

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Euro and Copa America Best 11s, Real Madrid lifts 15th UCL trophy, Emma Hayes era begins

6/4/2024
In today’s podcast, Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap Real Madrid’s 15th Champions League victory, behind Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior's goals. Another spectacular goal raises the question, has Vini Jr taken over as the best player in the world? The CONCACAF Champions Cup final also wrapped up this weekend, where Pachuca came away with the victory and booked a spot in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup. And finally, Emma Hayes secured her first victory at the helm of the USWNT. (4:34) With just a few days until the big Summer of Stars, Alexi and Mosse put together their Euro and Copa America best 11s. A Euro dream team filled with English players such as Kyle Walker, Harry Kane, and Jude Bellingham. On the Copa side, Messi the GOAT is in the midfield and Christian Pulisic on the wing.(31:10) In #AskAlexi, the guys answer questions on the USMNT's chance of winning Copa America and their favorite current player who fights through contact. Alexi shares the toughest player he ever played against to wrap up the show. (42:17) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:16

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UCL & CCC Preview, McKennie & Pulisic with new coaches, Emma Hayes takes charge

5/30/2024
The gangs all back together again! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse have returned from their travels and are in the studio to talk soccer abroad and stateside. The Champions League final is set for this Saturday, an epic battle between Dortmund and Real Madrid. Also in Europe, the coaching carousel continues. Thiago Motto, Paulo Fonseca, Hansi Flick, and Vincent Kompany are heading to new clubs next season. Back stateside, the Columbus Crew travel to Mexico this weekend for the CONCACAF Champions Cup final, with a chance to book their ticket to the 2025 FIFA Men's Club World Cup. (6:09) The guys then kick it over to US Soccer, where Alexi shares his thoughts on the USMNT Copa America roster. They also chat about the newly released Olympic roster. And Emma Hayes is in Colorado, taking charge ahead of USWNT friendlies against South Korea. (42:28) To wrap the show, Alexi and Mosse answer a couple of questions in #AskAlexi, including the possibility of getting a face tattoo to guarantee a USMNT World Cup victory and thoughts on Tim Weah joining ownership with a non-MLS professional team. Alexi recaps his travels in Germany and shares a few fun pictures as well. (60:37) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:28

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CONCACAF at Copa America Preview, Euro Dark Horses

5/28/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse continue their deep dive into the upcoming Summer of Stars with a preview into the CONCACAF teams at Copa America including Mexico, Canada, Panama, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. How far can Jesse Marsch take Canada? Will Mexico make a run with a new-look group? The guys then turn their attention to the dark horse candidates for both the Euros and Copa. Can Ecuador or Venezuela make a run at their first-ever Copa America title? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:25

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BEST BITE: John Strong on calling Messi vs Mbappe in the best FIFA Men's World Cup Final of all time

5/24/2024
This week, John Strong joined Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to chat the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup Final, his relationship with Stu Holden in the booth, and much more. Make sure to check out the full podcast in your feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:52

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Summer of Stars Preview: Copa & Euro favorites

5/23/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse give you a quick primer on all things Summer of Stars! First, the guys dive into Copa. Who are the favorites, which is the toughest group, and what stars are they pumped to watch... can Messi and company pull off three straight major tournament titles? Up Next, the guys break down the favorites at the Euros including Jude Bellingham and England, Mbappe and France, and much more. Can Germany take home the hardware on home soil? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:12

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John Strong on calling Copa America and Euros 2024, favorite moments in the booth, pressure on Gregg Berhalter this summer?

5/21/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse had the chance to sit down with FOX Sports’ lead soccer play-by-play announcer, John Strong. The trio previews this Summer of Stars including Mbappe, Messi, England, and the USMNT. Strong also breaks down his favorite call personally as well as calls he would like to have back. What goes into preparing for two tournaments at the same time? Strong gives a masterclass on his style in the booth, working with former athletes, his relationship with broadcast partner Stu Holden, calling the epic 2022 FIFA World Cup Final, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:41

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USMNT releases training camp roster ahead of Copa America

5/20/2024
David Mosse is joined by FOX Soccer journalist Doug McIntyre to break down Gregg Berhalter's 27-man roster heading into this summer's Copa America. Who will start at right back and how healthy is Tyler Adams? Doug also takes a crack at Berhalter's starting 11 versus the likes of Bolivia, Panama, and Uruguay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:57

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USMNT Copa America Group Preview, Best USMNT starting 11

5/16/2024
We are under one month away from Summer of Stars! Alexi Lalas is joined by Stu Holden to give you a primer for Copa America through the lens of red, white, and blue colored glasses. The duo kicks things off with the USA's group, which includes Uruguay, Bolivia, and Panama. Stu and Alexi also preview the upcoming friendly and potential knockout round opponents in Colombia and Brazil. (5:02) Next, the guys each give their best starting elevens for the United States Men's National Team at Copa America. Who should start at right back with Sergiño Dest out? (19:04) We wrap the show with another edition of #AskAlexi before answering the biggest question ahead of this summer... how far does Gregg Berhalter and company have to advance to feel positive heading into the 2026 FIFA Men's World Cup? (27:47) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:00

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Jesse Marsch named Canada Men’s Head Coach, Christian Pulisic shines for AC Milan

5/14/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse open the podcast with Canada Men’s Head Coach breaking news, Jesse Marsch is hired to take over the team ahead of Copa America. Also in preparation for Copa, both Mexico and Brazil released preliminary rosters. In Europe, USMNT player Christian Pulisic continues his incredible season with a brace in the 5-1 win over Cagliari. Could Pulisic be AC Milan’s MVP this year? (5:31) Back stateside, MLS rivalry week was a spicy one. Cincinnati showed the Crew that Hell is Real behind Kevin Kelsy and Lucho Acosta goals. The Galaxy stole a point from Real Salt Lake at the death, and Seattle got the win over Portland for the first time since 2021. (40:12) In #AskAlexi, the guys pick their favorite soccer calls and explain the pros and cons if USSF implemented pro/rel. Lastly, Alexi and Mosse break down FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s pay-to-play chat. (49:24) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:08

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BEST BITE: Which European USMNT player has performed the best this season?

5/10/2024
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse broke down ESPN's "Top 50 USMNT Player Index 2.0" and talked about whether these rankings accurately reflected the play of the 50+ USMNT players who competed this year. Additionally, they discussed the Best USMNT squads of All Time and where they rank compared to this current squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:42