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The SBI Show: Episode 184 (with special guests Alexi Lalas, Amobi Okugo and Omar Salgado)



The year is ready to come to an end and The SBI Show is bringing the year out in style with a jam-packed final episode of the year.

Episode 184 of The SBI Show features interviews with three special guests. Amobi Okugo joins us to discuss his move to Orlando City, Omar Salgado takes time to discuss his transfer to Tigres, and Alexi Lalas rounds out the show with a lengthy interview discussing his move to FOX and much more.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I also discuss the Gedion Zelalem news, Mix Diskerud’s search for a new club, the MLS Generation adidas class, and much more.

Give Episode 184 of The SBI Show a listen after the jump:

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What did you think of the show? Which interview did you enjoy the most? What’s your take on the Gedion Zelalem news?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Loved the show, and I don’t mind 2 hours of it either. Great guests as well. Thanks for another excellent year of podcasts and coverage, and I’m looking forward to even better for 2015…

    • Hey, just trying to get his full take on his time in Vancouver. Can’t recall him ever doing a recorded interview on the topic and I had spoken to him about it a week earlier and he really went into detail about it so I was trying to get him to go into detail.

      • I can understand that given all the grief you and the greater “soccer media” get about not being “tough enough” on guys like JK. I suspect JK who has faced far more high pressure and hostile media his entire career, reveals exactly as much as he wants to.

        In comparison, I’m guessing another 5 minutes or so and the comparatively young and inexperienced Omar would have been spilling his guts and naming names.

        When we see soccer players getting the same media treatment we see NFL or NBA players getting I suppose that means the sport has “arrived”..

  2. Great show to end 2014 with boys. A plus- was long enough to get me through paying bills and doing laundry and interesting enough that I didn’t notice how much I hate doing both.

    Stoked for Salgado- hope the move reignites his career. Alexi interview was great. Often disagree with him and at times get pretty annoyed, but can’t help liking him. $%^&… suppose I could say the same about my brother, come to think of it.

  3. Agreed with Ives, Garrett. US fans allegedly going crazy over young prospects has become a cliché. I just don’t see that here. Of course people are glad he’s evidently chosen the US over Germany, as he’s a young guy regarded highly by Arsenal. Why not? But I just don’t think there are overwhelming cries of “the next Pele” or whatever. As usual, the “calm down” crowd is much larger than the people who actually do need to calm down.

  4. Pretty hard to get a bad meal in Austin, even the greasy hole-in-the-wall places will surprise you. Any spots you’re particularly fond of? I’m sure you’re too busy but have you ever tried to wait in the Franklin BBQ line?

    Nice long show to close out 2014, thanks guys! We going to hit show #400 in 2015?

    • If you want something special, I suggest the Bouldin Creek Cafe. It’s is vegan/vegetarian so I wouldn’t eat there all the time but for 1 meal. Hit that place up.

      • Are you really unaware that you can pause the show…or that you can fast forward the show to any spot you want?!? You don’t HAVE to listen to it in one sitting…you can listen to the opening and the Omar interview, than turn it off and pick up the next day where you left off.
        Stop pissing on the parade and show some basic technological competence.

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