USMNT talk with Stu Holden, Zlatan back with Sweden, Mosse likes Portugal at the World Cup, UCL quarterfinal picks & Alexi’s amazing food experience in Italy

03.24.2021 - By Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast

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Alexi and Mosse open the show with guest Stu Holden to discuss U-23 USMNT’s performance in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers (09: 05). The guys then talk about the upcoming friendlies for the senior squad against Jamaica and N. Ireland. Stu gives an insight into his experience being a dual-national, then the guys move to discuss Inter Miami CF’s attempt for success, and David Beckham claims the team can attract the most prominent stars. They look at the rest of the world (42:44) and break down the Champions League draw, UEFA World Cup qualifiers, CONCACAF qualifiers, Top 10 FIFA Men’s World Rankings, and Xabi Alonso coaching at Borussia Monchengladbach. In #AskAlexi (1:09:20), fans ask about Alexi’s trash talk on the field, Men’s and Women’s U-23 rules, and the most “Italian thing” he did while living there. Finally, Alexi caps the show with his “One for the Road” (1:19:50) on the rising opportunities for soccer media professionals and gives a special shout and best wishes to Ives Galarcep, who is battling COVID-19.
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