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

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Recent Episodes of Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast


Mbappe sits out scoreless draw, Ukraine’s emotional victory, Poland eliminated

Mbappe sits out scoreless draw, Ukraine’s emotional victory, Poland eliminated

Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap all the best moments of Summer of Stars Day 8. Ukraine picks up their first win of the tournament over Slovakia, an emotional comeback victory. Slovakia’s Ivan Schranz scored in the match to tie Jamal Musiala in the Golden Boot race. In Euro Group B, Austria’s 3-1 win made Poland the first to be eliminated, and France recorded the first scoreless draw of the tournament without Kylian Mbappe on the field. (3:50)

To wrap the show, the guys discuss Mexico’s generational shift. This Copa América they look to take the fie...

Episode 22 June 2024 25m and 2s


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

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

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 c...

Episode 21 June 2024 26m and 29s


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

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

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)

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Episode 20 June 2024 42m and 39s


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

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

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 Worl...

Episode 19 June 2024 28m and 22s


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

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

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 i...

Episode 17 June 2024 32m and 19s


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

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

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 fa...

Episode 16 June 2024 27m and 55s


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

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

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 re...

Episode 15 June 2024 25m and 16s


2024 Euro tournament kicks off, USMNT Copa America roster released

2024 Euro tournament kicks off, USMNT Copa America roster released

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...

Episode 15 June 2024 29m and 28s


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

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

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.

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Episode 13 June 2024 45m and 54s


USMNT's disappointing loss, 2024 Copa America tournament predictions

USMNT's disappointing loss, 2024 Copa America tournament predictions

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 Co...

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 9m and 35s

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