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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 E49: Pulisic's Bundesliga blueprint, transfer window, USWNT World Cup prep, Josef Martinez extension

1/16/2019
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Alexi and Mosse break down MLS's battle with Bundesliga for young talent in the State of the Union (3:29). Also, player power in the transfer market is examined in Mosse Makes the Case (18:39). Then, an ultimatum for the USMNT winning the World Cup, the MLS SuperDraft and fans pressuring front offices are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:34). Finally, Josef Martinez's extension with ATL, the USWNT's World Cup preparations and Harry Kane's injury all headline The Back Three (35:56).

Duration:00:53:20

S E48: Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Man United back?, USMNT camp, new MLS managers

1/8/2019
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Alexi and Mosse break down Christian Pulisic's record-shattering transfer to Chelsea in the State of the Union (4:27). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (19:02) that England is the place to be for exciting soccer at the moment. Then, Manchester United's resurgence, the USMNT's relationship with MLS and a review of the 2018 Best XIs are looked at in Ask Alexi (29:55). Finally, the USMNT's January camp, new MLS head coaches and the La Liga title chase all headline The Back Three (37:14).

Duration:00:55:51

S E47: NYE SPECIAL — USMNT over the course of 2018

12/31/2018
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It's been a wild 2018 for the U.S. men's national team. A new federation president, a new men's GM and a new coach ... all in one year! Take a listen back to Alexi's opinions on the state of the USMNT throughout 2018, and what to expect as we flip the calendar to 2019. All that and more in a New Year's Eve edition of the State of the Union Podcast.

Duration:00:25:53

S E46: HOLIDAY SPECIAL — "Shoddy or Nice" list, Best XIs, summer's top transfers, best moments

12/25/2018
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The holidays are here! Alexi and Mosse look back at some of Alexi's podcast predictions and whether they were spot on or missed the mark in Shoddy or Nice (00:30). Then, the guys reveal their Best XIs (9:56) and top manager for 2018 ... with plenty of surprises among the selections. Also, the summer's most expensive transfers are examined in Buyer's Remorse (20:41). Finally, Alexi and Mosse reflect on their favorite moments from the year (39:45) in a special holiday edition of the State of...

Duration:00:48:30

S E45: U.S. soccer culture, UCL round of 16, Ronaldo vs. Messi, USMNT plan

12/18/2018
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Alexi and Mosse look at the evolving soccer American soccer culture through the lens of broadcasting in the State of the Union (4:38). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (22:40) that the Champions League's round of 16 field is as stacked as ever. Then, the plan for the USMNT, a Mohamed Salah vs. Eden Hazard debate and Zack Steffen's move to Man City are looked at in Ask Alexi (32:38). Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo's challenge to Lionel Messi, the FIFA Club World Cup and the European title races at the...

Duration:01:00:58

S E44: USMNT under Berhalter, VAR at Women's World Cup, ATL wins MLS Cup, Champions League

12/11/2018
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Alexi breaks down the challenges new USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter faces in the State of the Union (2:32). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (22:07) that FIFA's hands are tied when it comes to the VAR issue at the Women's World Cup. Then, the USMNT's January camp, soccer-specific stadiums and Mourinho's future at Man U are looked at in Ask Alexi (33:37). Finally, Atlanta United winning MLS Cup, the USWNT's group for the Women's World Cup and the Champions League's return all headline The Back Three...

Duration:01:11:56

S E43: USMNT hires Berhalter, MLS Cup final, Christian Pulisic, Ballon d'Or, Boca/River

12/4/2018
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Alexi and Mosse dish on the USMNT hiring Gregg Berhalter in the State of the Union (2:28). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:03) that staging the Copa Libertadores final in Madrid could have major repercussions. Then, preferred destinations for Christian Pulisic, David Villa's MLS legacy and an overabundance of soccer are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:06). Finally, the MLS Cup final, Arsenal's renaissance and the Ballon d'Or headline The Back Three (35:04).

Duration:00:51:01

S E42: Boca/River fan violence, USMNT/USWNT awards, European parity, Champions League

11/27/2018
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Alexi and Mosse chat about the impact of fan violence and what "authentic" soccer culture is in the State of the Union (3:14). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:20) that Europe is enjoying a rare spell of parity, if only for a short while. Then, criteria for the next USMNT manager, Austin's identity in MLS and players with managerial potential are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:12). Finally, the USMNT and USWNT Players of the Year, the MLS Cup Playoffs and Champions League drama headline The Back...

Duration:00:52:59

S E41: Christian Pulisic's frustrations, USMNT coaching search, youth development, MLS Cup

11/20/2018
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Alexi and Mosse chat about Christian Pulisic's frustration with the lengthy USMNT coaching search in the State of the Union (5:25). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:17) that veteran leadership and mentoring young players isn't all it's cracked up to be. Then, top candidate for the USMNT coaching job, the UEFA Nations League and measuring success for MLS expansion teams are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:02). Finally, the MLS Cup Playoffs, the second leg of Boca vs. River and a big EPL clash...

Duration:00:55:48

S E40: USMNT vs. England/Rooney, best El Tri players, Boca vs. River, MLS Cup Playoffs

11/13/2018
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Alexi and Mosse look at Wayne Rooney's planned appearance in the U.S. vs. England match in the State of the Union (4:41). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (21:14) that the Premier League is falling behind the times without the use of VAR. Then, Alexi's favorite Mexican players, the best USMNT teams and a trio of unbeaten Premier League sides are looked at in Ask Alexi (30:26). Finally, a busy European slate, the Superclasico between Boca and River and the semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs...

Duration:01:05:58

S E39: MLS, Superclasico, USA vs. Mexico rivalry, European Super League?

11/6/2018
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Alexi and Mosse look at MLS fans and the future of the league in the State of the Union (4:08). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:08) that the Copa Libertadores' Superclasico final is a rare opportunity for South American soccer to capture headlines. Then, the USA/Mexico rivalry, the USMNT's managerial search and the Premier League's top midfielders are looked at in Ask Alexi (26:45). Finally, rumors of a European Super League, Financial Fair Play leaks and a preview of Der Klassiker headline...

Duration:01:02:57

S E38: Zlatan's 'weak sauce,' El Clasico fallout, Christian Pulisic, Mexico hire Tata Martino

10/31/2018
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Alexi and Mosse take Zlatan Ibrahimovic to task after the LA Galaxy fail to make the MLS Cup Playoffs in the State of the Union (3:57). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:54) that Real Madrid's managerial turnover could be symptomatic of larger issues. Then, the U.S Olympic team, a CONMEBOL/CONCACAF combined World Cup qualifying scenario and Alexi's top center backs are looked at in Ask Alexi (27:47). Finally, Christian Pulisic's playing time at Dortmund, Mexico hiring Tata Martino and the...

Duration:00:59:51

S E37: Rooney, Zlatan and MLS playoffs, Real Madrid struggles, USMNT, Chelsea vs. Man U

10/23/2018
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Alexi and Mosse look at the impact of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the MLS Cup Playoff race in the State of the Union (5:16). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:58) that Real Madrid's transfer policy could be damaging their brand. Then, a USMNT coaching dark horse and possible World Cup debutants are looked at in Ask Alexi (31:25). Finally, drama surrounding Europe's elite clubs, El Clasico sans Messi or Ronaldo and the return of the Champions League headline The Back Three (45:03).

Duration:01:06:44

S E36: Crew SC saved, Top 10 USWNT players, USMNT vs. Nations League, national team managers

10/16/2018
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Alexi and Mosse unpack the latest with Columbus Crew SC and the "Save the Crew" movement in the State of the Union (4:23). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:19) that managing a national team isn't all it's cracked up to be. Then, exploring how the U.S. would fare in UEFA's Nations League and the MLS MVP race are looked at in Ask Alexi (28:39). Finally, Alexi's all-time top 10 USWNT players, the USMNT's recent matches and the MLS playoffs coming down to the wire headline The Back Three (39:06).

Duration:00:57:32

S E35: Bradley's USMNT call-up, Lionel Messi's future, USWNT pressure, Mbappe vs. Neymar

10/9/2018
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Alexi and Mosse question Michael Bradley being in the USMNT roster in the State of the Union (2:22). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (17:50) that we might have seen the last of Lionel Messi in an Argentina kit. Then, pressure on the U.S. men and women's national teams and possible coaching candidates are explored in Ask Alexi (28:55). Finally, some intriguing Champions League results, possible friction between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, and the Bundesliga title race headline The Back Three (40:35).

Duration:01:05:22

S E34: Mourinho and Man U, USMNT's best current trio, USWNT qualifying

10/2/2018
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Alexi and Mosse break down the embattled Jose Mourinho and his vital role in the world of soccer in the State of the Union (2:44). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (18:17) that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may have to wait longer than expected for their heir apparent to emerge. Then, the top current USMNT players are explored in Ask Alexi (27:17). Finally, the weekend's big results in Europe and the U.S. women's national team preparing to begin World Cup qualifying headline The Back Three...

Duration:00:58:14

S E33: USMNT and MLS, Christian Pulisic, Ronaldo's red card, MLS playoffs

9/25/2018
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Alexi and Mosse discuss the USMNT and domestic player opportunities across MLS in the State of the Union (2:44). Also, Mosse Makes the Case (16:52) that the Champions League shines a bright light on the shortcomings of top-level competitions in South America. Then, Americans deciding to play abroad and Jose Mourinho's potential future in the States are explored in Ask Alexi (28:27). Finally, Ronaldo's red card and Christian Pulisic's emergence as a leader headline The Back Three (40:34).

Duration:00:58:14

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