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KYW Philly Soccer Show: Alexi Lalas

The US National Team takes center stage this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show. KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by ESPN soccer analyst and American soccer legend Alexi Lalas.

In part one, the candid-as-ever Lalas gives his take on the National Team as they continue their qualifying campaign for World Cup 2014.

After dropping a tough game in Jamaica, 2-1, the US bounced back with a 1-0 win over the Reggea Boyz in Columbus.

Lalas talks about the evolving US roster and wonders who will step up to be the attacking midfielder for the team, as well as who the top goal scorer will be.

He also addresses some of the comments he made about Freddy Adu, and the exchange he and the Union player had over Twitter.

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In part two, Eli and Greg herald the return of the Philadelphia Union, who haven’t played in two weeks because of the international break. They now head to BMO Field to take on Toronto FC on Saturday.

Toronto have been eliminated from playoff contention and their coach, Paul Mariner, went public with his displeasure about the state of his team.

We also talk about Union captain Carlos Valdes. The defender played a full 90 minutes for Colombia as they beat Uruguay, 4-0, in World Cup qualifying.

Next, the future of the US Women’s team, who play Australia in friendlies on Sunday and Wednesday, is discussed. Pia Sundhage, who coached the ladies to two Olympic gold medals and one World Cup final, will not be returning and Greg and Eli look at who could fill her shoes.

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One Comment

  1. Great interview with Lalas! Finally had time to listen to it tonight. Fully concur with him.

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