Full-length Replay: Thrilling UCL Quarters Recap, Growth of Soccer in the United States Tied to MLS?

Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a great UCL quarter-final round, Dortmund, PSG, Bayern, and Real Madrid book their tickets to the semifinals. Dortmund advances to the semis for the first time since 2013. Also in Europe, Christian Pulisic and crew look to take on Inter Milan for the Derby della Madonnina with the Scudetto on the line. (2:49) The guys then look forward to MLS action this weekend with a Leagues Cup final rematch and a doubleheader on FS1. Can LA Galaxy sweep the California Clasico against San Jose? The duo dives into San Diego FC’s residential academy plans for next year as the club enters the league. We also debate if soccer's success in the United States is dependent on MLS success. (19:24) To wrap the podcast, Alexi and Mosse chat the embarrassing Chelsea PK incident, MLS's three new rule changes, and fixing turf issues ahead of the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

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