Alexi Lalas - Austin FC announcement

Alexi Lalas is known for his hot takes and bold pronouncements, so surely he tossed plenty of underdog upsets and adventurous wrinkles into his picks for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, right?

Not exactly. 

The MLS and US men's national team legend turned FOX commentator went chalk nearly all the way as he filled out his bracket for this year, picking the higher-seeded home sides in nearly every postseason matchup.

The one and only exception? Well, it's a pretty notable one. Watch the video to find out:

You can make your own picks by playing in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge.