How the Bundesliga develops USMNT players into stars
Steve Cherundolo joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss his new LAFC head coaching position, what his new plans are for the upcoming MLS season, why the Bundesliga develops so many great American players and even gives us some USMNT predictions ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
MLS Cup Final Predictions: Portland vs. NYCFC
Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a recap of all the action around the MLS Conference Finals, then the guys make their prediction for who will win MLS Cup. We look at Manchester United’s redemption and look at the incoming Atlas vs. Leon Liga MX final.
Italy or Portugal: Who will miss the 2022 World Cup?
Alexi and Mosse kick off the show with a look at UEFA Qualifying and breakdown why Italy or Portugal will be out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The guys then look at all the action surrounding Europe’s Top 5 Leagues including, Manchester United’s new coach, and Neymar’s big injury.
Who is leading the MLS MVP race & voting criteria | EP 163 | ALEXI LALAS’ STATE OF THE UNION
Alexi & Mosse kick off the show discussing Alexi’s criteria for MLS MVP voting, and their ideas for who will win the award (9:25). They also break down the final days of the MLS regular season, previewing Decision Day and the upcoming playoffs.
MLS is a pipeline to Europe, but is that what fans want?
Alexi and Mosse start off the podcast with a look at why some MLS teams are becoming talent pipelines to European clubs and how selling youth players can make those teams less competitive. Then the guys recap all of the MLS news from this past week.
Is NYCFC the Best Team in MLS?
Alexi and Mosse open the show with the latest MLS news which includes, a recap of Sunday’s Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders rivalry game, an explanation of where NYCFC ranks in Alexi’s Top 5 MLS teams, Atlanta United’s new coaching hire Gonzalo Pineda, and NYRB’s struggle for relevancy.
Is this USMNT’s “B” team? Doug McIntyre joins
Alexi and Mosse open the show with the USMNT’s win against Jamaica to put them in the Gold Cup semifinals. They debate what is more impressive, a win against Mexico in Nations league or making it to Gold Cup final with this “B” team. They talk Matt Turner vs. Zack Steffen in goal.
Mbappe the villain & Brazil/Copa America| Episode 147
Alexi and Mosse open the show with an MLS recap to talk Chicharito’s scoring form, the biggest rivalry in the MLS, Bruce Arena, Thiago’s stunning winner, exciting Austin-Columbus game, Diego Chara allegedly receives racial abuse and LAFC’s struggles.