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The Mutant Gene Podcast with Alexi Lalas

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The Mutant Gene Podcast from FOX Soccer analyst, former US Soccer legend Alexi Lalas. Each episode Alexi will dive into the hottest topics in soccer around the US and the world, from the MLS to the World Cup and everything in between. Tune in for great opinion and insight in a way that's as unique as Alexi, plus the top guests in the sport.

The Mutant Gene Podcast from FOX Soccer analyst, former US Soccer legend Alexi Lalas. Each episode Alexi will dive into the hottest topics in soccer around the US and the world, from the MLS to the World Cup and everything in between. Tune in for great opinion and insight in a way that's as unique as Alexi, plus the top guests in the sport.
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The Mutant Gene Podcast from FOX Soccer analyst, former US Soccer legend Alexi Lalas. Each episode Alexi will dive into the hottest topics in soccer around the US and the world, from the MLS to the World Cup and everything in between. Tune in for great opinion and insight in a way that's as unique as Alexi, plus the top guests in the sport.

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Episodes

S E32: Matt Miazga, U.S. vs. Mexico, Liverpool, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

9/18/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the art of talking trash and the U.S. vs. Mexico in the State of the Union (3:25). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (15:47) that Liverpool are uniquely positioned to prioritize the Premier League over European glory. Then, Josh Sargent's future at Werder Bremen and the best Brazilians of all time are explored in Ask Alexi (25:13). Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's unforgettable goal and war of words with Michael Bradley headline The Back Three (39:23).

Duration:00:54:30

S E31: USMNT's future + Nations League + Top 10 USMNT players

9/11/2018
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Alexi and Mosse talk the future of the U.S. Men's National Team in the State of the Union (2:01). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:22) for fewer international matches in the soccer calendar. Then, a farewell match for Clint Dempsey and thoughts about the next USMNT manager are explored in Ask Alexi (28:03). Finally, Alexi reveals his top 10 all-time USMNT players in The Back Three (38:53).

Duration:01:01:05

S E30: Clint Dempsey's legacy + UCL draw + USWNT & World Cup + USA vs. Brazil

9/4/2018
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Alexi and Mosse talk Clint Dempsey's retirement and how he sizes up against other USMNT greats in the State of the Union (2:45). The result of the Champions League group stage draw is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (15:14). Also, the odds of a World Cup repeat for the USWNT is explored in Ask Alexi (28:42). Finally, the young USMNT squad set to face Brazil is examined in The Back Three (40:50).

Duration:01:04:08

S E29: Crew SC drama + Neymar vs. Mbappe + Messi & Ronaldo + USMNT vs. Brazil

8/28/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the implications of Columbus Crew SC's potential move to Austin, Texas in the State of the Union (2:18). The coexistence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at PSG is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (20:00). Also, how Cristiano Ronaldo's move impacts the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate is explored in Ask Alexi (30:51). Finally, predictions for the USMNT squad selection against Brazil headlines The Back Three (38:17).

Duration:00:53:05

S E28: All-female MLS broadcast + Zlatan: lion or lamb? + USMNT vs. Brazil + City & United

8/21/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the historic all-female MLS broadcast on FS1 in the State of the Union (2:38). La Liga's hope to play a competitive match stateside is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (16:25). Also, Alexi calls out Zlatan Ibrahimovic for not playing on turf in Ask Alexi (27:43). Finally, an early preview of the USMNT's friendly against Brazil headlines The Back Three (34:44).

Duration:01:00:20

S E27: Wayne Rooney magic + USMNT starters + transfer window + EPL's opening week

8/15/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss Wayne Rooney's moment of magic for D.C. United in the State of the Union (1:54). The transfer window's goalkeeping carousel is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (12:52). Also, the guys explore the ideal starting XI for the USMNT in Ask Alexi (23:21). Finally, the return of the Premier League — and the drama that comes with it — headlines The Back Three (34:08).

Duration:00:59:31

S E26: American development + USMNT vets + EPL transfer window + Qatar 2022 bid

8/7/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss collegiate soccer's role in developing Americans in the State of the Union (2:25). The Premier League's decision to close the transfer window early is looked at in Mosse Makes the Case (17:01). Also, the guys explore the USMNT's "old guard" in Ask Alexi (25:02). Finally, scrutiny surrounding Qatar 2022's winning World Cup bid headlines The Back Three (34:59).

Duration:00:53:07

S E25: Business of soccer + USMNT's youth + transfer market

7/31/2018
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The boys are back in the States! Alexi and Mosse talk the business side of the sport the State of the Union (2:49). Then, the guys look at the transfer activity in Europe in Mosse Makes the Case (14:36). Also, Alexi and Moses dive in on the USMNT's youth movement in Ask Alexi (31:21). Finally, a look at the MLS All-Star Game headlines The Back Three (38:47).

Duration:01:02:21

S E24: FIFA World Cup final + England's loss + Ronaldo to Juventus

7/13/2018
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk the semifinal clashes and England's exit in the State of the Union (2:35). Then, the guys look at this weekend's third-place matchup and preview the final between France and Croatia (21:31), along with a discussion about comparisons between Kylian Mbappé and Pelé (31:29). Also, Alexi and Moses dive in on Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbuster move to Juventus (37:00). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union...

Duration:00:49:09

S E23: American soccer culture + World Cup quarterfinals picks + Mexico's exit

7/4/2018
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Happy Fourth of July! Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk American soccer culture's evolution in the State of the Union (4:29). Then, the remaining eight teams are broken down in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (32:32), along with a look back at the round of 16. Then, Alexi and Mosse give their predictions for the massive quarterfinal matchups. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia!

Duration:00:46:50

S E22: VAR at FIFA World Cup + round of 16 predictions + Power Rankings

6/29/2018
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk VAR and FIFA's tiebreakers in the State of the Union (3:06). Then, a new team has slid into the top 3 of FOX Sports' Power Rankings (13:20), along with predictions for the round of 16. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia!

Duration:00:33:13

S E21: USMNT's missed FIFA World Cup opportunity + New No. 1 in Power Rankings

6/25/2018
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse outline the USMNT's missed opportunity at the FIFA World Cup in the State of the Union (3:53). Then, there's a new top team in the FOX Sports' Power Rankings (17:54), along with discussions about Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia!

Duration:00:43:38

S E20: FIFA World Cup impressions + Mexico legit? + Neymar & Messi + Power Rankings

6/20/2018
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Straight from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk about their early takeaways from the FIFA World Cup in the State of the Union (3:55). Then, the guys update the tournament favorites in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (17:12), along with discussions about Neymar, Messi and Mexico. All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia!

Duration:00:44:27

S E19: Greetings from Russia! + U.S. lands World Cup 2026 + Power Rankings

6/14/2018
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Straight from the World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk the U.S. landing the joint bid for the 2026 World Cup in the State of the Union (5:19). Then, the guys break down the tournament favorites in FOX Sports' Power Rankings (24:50). Also, Alexi and Mosse tackle the top players from each team for a total of 32 stars to watch (41:25). All that and more in a special edition of the State of the Union Podcast from Russia!

Duration:01:19:23

S E18: World Cup fever + Zidane leaves Real Madrid + USMNT in action

6/5/2018
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Days away from leaving for the World Cup in Russia, Alexi and Mosse talk World Cup fever in the U.S. the State of the Union (2:57). Zinedine Zidane's departure from Real Madrid is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (14:40). Also, the guys break down USMNT players overseas in Ask Alexi (27:29) and give their thoughts on the final 23-man World Cup rosters in the World Cup Update (38:43). Finally, the tune-up matches for the World Cup in Russia headline The Back Three (47:48).

Duration:01:06:38

S E17: Loris Karius' mistakes + Real Madrid + World Cup brackets + Rob Stone guest host

5/29/2018
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Alexi and guest host Rob Stone discuss Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius and his devastating Champions League final in the State of the Union (4:33). Bragging rights between the Premier League and La Liga are examined in Mosse Makes the Case (15:53). Also, the guys look at some potential breakout players this summer in Ask Alexi (26:26) and offer their full brackets for the World Cup in the World Cup Update (40:39). Finally, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo's futures at Real Madrid headline...

Duration:01:00:03

S E16: Klinsmann on USMNT + Real Madrid vs. Liverpool + World Cup groups G & H

5/22/2018
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Alexi and Mosse react to ex-USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann's comments about his former team in the State of the Union (2:42). Jose Mourinho get called out in Mosse Makes the Case (16:23). Also, the guys explore Christian Pulisic reaching the recognition-level of LeBron James and Tom Brady in Ask Alexi (25:04) and break down groups G and H World Cup Update (35:50). Finally, a look at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid headlines The Back Three (46:09).

Duration:01:07:53

S E15: Gambling in U.S. + World Cup rosters + Wayne Rooney

5/17/2018
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Alexi and Mosse dive in on the implications legalized sports betting might have in the U.S. in the State of the Union (2:20). Barcelona's fabled academy system comes under scrutiny in Mosse Makes the Case (12:21). Also, the guys discuss Wayne Rooney's link to D.C. United in Ask Alexi (22:57) and break down the preliminary World Cup rosters in the World Cup Update (30:20). Finally, a look at the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Man United headlines The Back Three (42:41).

Duration:00:59:35

S E14: Pulisic to Liverpool? + Messi vs. Ronaldo + World Cup

5/8/2018
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Alexi and Mosse explore Liverpool's rumored interest in Christian Pulisic in the State of the Union (2:14). The careers and accomplishments of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are compared in Mosse Makes the Case (12:43). Also, the guys discuss automatic bids for the 2026 World Cup in Ask Alexi (24:34) and break down Groups D, E and F in the World Cup Update (35:10). Finally, a look at the Champions League and Europa League semifinals headline The Back Three (48:32).

Duration:01:08:47

S E13: President Trump on World Cup + Ballon d'Or surprise? + Zlatan & Galaxy

5/1/2018
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Alexi and Mosse react to President Trump's tweet about the 2026 World Cup in the State of the Union (4:26). The dynamics of the Ballon d'Or in a World Cup year is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (14:49). Also, the guys discuss rooting interests in the World Cup in Ask Alexi (24:35) and break down Groups A, B and C in the World Cup Update (37:26). Finally, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's challenge to his LA Galaxy teammates headlines The Back Three (47:48).

Duration:01:05:07